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Saint Peter Cathedral, Erie

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Catholic Foundation of Northwest Pennsylvania

provides a permanent and secure funding stream to strengthen and grow the Church's mission and ministries in Northwest Pennsylvania.

Impact Stories

Admiration Sparks Gifts to Endowments

Admiration Sparks Gifts to Endowments

Admiration for Monsignor James "Fr. Pete" Peterson and Bishop Lawrence Persico inspire gifts to the endowments bearing their names and supporting causes important to them.

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From the Heart

From the Heart

Reverend Leo Gallina established an endowment in 2012 for his childhood parish, Saint Bernard of Clairvaux Church in Bradford, PA, to help fund the ongoing expenses of the church.

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A Lasting Tribute

A Lasting Tribute

With a desire to honor a priest who had specially guided and inspired her, Ruthanne Beighley established an endowment in his name. She chose as beneficiaries the three parishes he served and the parish ministries he "fostered and loved very much."

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Bob Crowley, Board Vice Chair, Jim Gallagher, School Superintendent, Ruthanne Beighley, Board Chair

RECENT NEWS & UPDATES

Grants Boost Catholic Education and Provide for Clergy Needs

Diocese of Erie administrative leaders are celebrating grant funding they received from the Catholic Foundation in 2021. Thanks to the generosity of donors, two of the Catholic Foundation's largest endowments are meeting important needs in the Diocese of Erie.