Read about our donors and the impact they are having on our community.
College Scholarship Rewards Church Service
Saint Thomas the Apostle Parish Memorial Scholarship Endowment
John Brady's involvement and faithful service over the years at Saint Thomas Parish in Corry was rewarded with a scholarship from the Saint Thomas the Apostle Parish Memorial Scholarship Endowment fund held at the Catholic Foundation.
Faithful Parishioners, Giving in Perpetuity
Fox and Cenedella Endowment
Through the Fox and Cenedella Endowment established in 2012, Dr. Stephen Cenedella continues to give generously to Saint Patrick Parish in Franklin. Because of his foresight and generosity, annual grants designated for Saint Patrick are available to the parish every year.
Keeping the Parish Warm
Saint Callistus Church Endowment
Saint Callistus Parish in Kane used their 2019 endowment distribution to meet an unexpected parish need.
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.
Assisting parishes during the COVID-19 pandemic
Every day the Catholic Foundation seeks to inspire and unite Catholics in supporting their faith community. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Catholic Foundation created new ways for donors to support their parish, school or favorite ministry.
Local Legacy Fuels Education
Monsignor John B. Hagerty Endowment Scholarship Fund for Kennedy Catholic High School
This past year, four deserving students at Kennedy Catholic High School were granted scholarships from the Monsignor John B. Hagerty Endowment Scholarship Fund.
Learning Current Trends and Best Practices for Ministry
Because of an education grant from the Catholic Foundation, Sue Berdis, faith formation coordinator at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish, Erie, PA, was able to attend the Mid-Atlantic Congress in February, 2020.
From the Heart
Reverend Leo J. Gallina Endowment for Saint Bernard of Clairvaux Church
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.
St. Gregory School Introduces Interactive Learning Technology
St. Gregory School in North East used a grant from the Catholic Foundation to introduce new, interactive, smart technology to its students. The portable MimioTeach devices have transformed their whiteboards into visual and highly interactive smart displays with iPad integration.