Read about our donors and the impact they are having on our community.
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.
Dale DeMarco...a legacy of faith.
John and Rose DeMarco are surely smiling from heaven as their son, Dale, says that everything about him was passed to him by his parents. The DeMarcos were faith-filled and practical people. Dale’s father was a full-time, blue-collar worker and his mother worked part-time when she wasn’t busy looking after her two sons.
Live-Streamed Mass Opportunity Fulfills Parish Mission of Uniting People with Christ
Immaculate Conception Parish in Clarion is dedicated to providing opportunities to carry out their mission of “Inviting People to Christ, Uniting People with Christ, Igniting People for Christ”. Knowing that many of their parishioners could not attend Mass in person for a variety of reasons, they seized the opportunity to apply for a Catholic Foundation Education grant.
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.