Read about our donors and the impact they are having on our community.
Creating a Truly Catholic School
Saint Michael School in Greenville is making steps towards becoming what Emily Zgonc, Principal, refers to as a truly Catholic school. This means having the Catholic faith taught and tangibly accessible outside of the religion classroom, to the hallways of the school and beyond to the students’ homes.
Spiritual Encounter With Modern-Day Saint
As part of its mission to create opportunities for parishioners to experience faith in different ways, Saint Francis Xavier Parish in McKean wanted to bring relics of Saint Padre Pio to their church. A Catholic Foundation grant provided needed funds to accomplish this project.
Giving for Future Generations
Erie Catholic School System Endowment for Teachers
Visionary donors, Jane and Mike Zavasky, sought out the
Catholic Foundation of Northwest Pennsylvania as a partner to make a meaningful
impact on Catholic schools through charitable giving.
Extending a Vocation Beyond a Lifetime
St. Patrick's Haven Shelter for Homeless Men Endowment
A humble upbringing, a remarkable call to the Catholic faith and a fulfilling career as a lawyer in a non-profit law firm highlight the path that brought Edith Benson to the Catholic Foundation of Northwest Pennsylvania.
Ablaze With The Holy Spirit
Attending National Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC) and witnessing over 20,000 Catholic high school youth gather in a stadium to worship, sing and pray together made a lasting impression on Jennifer Humes, faith formation leader and youth minister at Saint Gregory Thaumaturgus Parish in North East.
Giving Back To Those Who Give So Much
Clergy members are the heartbeat of any Catholic community. Ask a Catholic friend about priests that inspired them, comforted them, and brought them joy over the years. The stories and memories flow freely.
Catholic Charities Counseling and Adoption Services...Providing Hope
Catholic Social Ministry Endowment
In 2021, the Catholic Foundation initiated its Catholic Social Ministry Grant opportunity to support ministries and projects that embrace and align with Catholic social teaching and are answering the Gospel call to respond to needs within the community. One such ministry is Catholic Charities Counseling and Adoption Services (CCCAS).
Given in Gratitude for a Nurturing Catholic Community
Helen Potosnak Memorial Endowment
When John “Jack” Potosnak reflects on his mother’s life story, he has immense gratitude for the Catholic ministries that shaped and guided her through difficult early years. To honor that support, and to help fuel a strong Catholic community for the future, Jack established the Helen Potosnak Memorial Endowment in the Catholic Foundation.
Catholic Foundation Grants $56,200 to Catholic Schools for Technology Upgrades
Catholic schools pursuing technology upgrades were grateful recipients of $56,200 in grants from the Catholic Foundation. These grants from the Education Endowment
made a significant impact on Catholic schools in 2021 as demand for upgraded technology in classrooms and urgent remote learning needs were fueled by the pandemic.