Read about our donors and the impact they are having on our community.
Together, Leaving Legacies to Serve the Poor
Catholic Charities Legacy Endowment
Inspired by legacy gifts from thoughtful donors, and with an eye for the future, the Catholic Charities Legacy Endowment has been established by Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Erie, Inc. Bequests from longtime supporters of Catholic Charities, Msgr. William Biebel and Mark Kulyk, seeded this endowment which now offers an open invitation for others to follow their lead.
Tuition Assistance Makes Catholic School Affordable for Many
Last year $55,000 was distributed from the Catholic Foundation’s education endowment to augment the Bishop’s Tuition Assistance Program which helps ensure Catholic education remains affordable for families.
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.