Read about our donors and the impact they are having on our community.
Taking Catholic School Leaders on a Learning Road Trip
The annual Catholic Schools Leadership Conference hosted by the Diocese of Erie Catholic Schools Office is a gathering of presidents, principals, and teachers in the role of curriculum leader from all the Catholic schools in the diocese.
For the Next 100 Years
Saint George Parish Second Century Endowment
When Bill Steger realized he will mark his 50th year as a parishioner of Saint George Parish in Erie in the same year the parish celebrates its 100th
anniversary he wondered – how can I give back to this community in a special way?
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.
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.
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).