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St. Peter Cathedral in 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

Enhancing Faith Formation from a Distance

Enhancing Faith Formation from a Distance

St. Catherine of Siena Parish, DuBois received a $1,470 Catholic Foundation grant in 2019 to help provide faith development, faith sharing and continuing education for parishioners in the eastern vicariate interested in furthering their faith.

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Planning for the Future

Planning for the Future

Visionary parishioner creates endowment to help fund pastoral outreach and future ministries at Holy Cross Parish in Fairview.

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Local Legacy Fuels Education

Local Legacy Fuels Education

This past year, four deserving students at Kennedy Catholic High School were granted scholarships from the Monsignor John B. Hagerty Endowment Scholarship Fund.

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Kennedy Catholic students and administrators celebrate Msgr. Mitchell's bequest. Photo credit Natalie Stanton

RECENT NEWS & UPDATES

Catholic Foundation Receives $1.27M Endowment Bequest

The Catholic Foundation has announced its largest gift received from an individual in its history: a $1.27 million dollar bequest from the estate of Msgr. Salvatore Mitchell to enhance the education endowment he established during his lifetime. Funds exclusively support tuition assistance for Kennedy Catholic High School students.