Read about our donors and the impact they are having on our community.
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.
Helping to Build Amazing Parishes
A grant from the Education Endowment at the Catholic Foundation allowed the Diocese of Erie’s new faith formation team to attend the Amazing Parish conference in October 2019.
What Will Be Your Legacy
Robert M. Gallivan Charitable Endowment
In 2019, the first grant from the Robert M. Gallivan Charitable Endowment was awarded to St. Martin Center, an affiliate agency of Catholic Charities, Inc.
Good Music, Good Liturgy
Michael C. McCloskey Memorial Endowment
The Michael C. McCloskey Memorial Endowment is enhancing music ministry in the Diocese of Erie.
A Lasting Legacy
John and Barbara Jacquel Endowment for Our Lady of Mercy Church
A bequest from John and Barbara Jacquel to Our Lady of Mercy Church in Harborcreek was used to create an endowment that benefits the parish ministries they were passionate about.