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Grants Boost Catholic Education and Provide for Clergy Needs

Grants Boost Catholic Education and Provide for Clergy Needs

Diocese of Erie administrative leaders are celebrating grant funding they received from the Catholic Foundation in 2021. Thanks to the generosity of donors, two of the Catholic Foundation's largest endowments are meeting important needs in the Diocese of Erie.

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Catholic Foundation Director and Board Member Earn Honors

Catholic Foundation Director and Board Member Earn Honors

Lisa R. Louis, Executive Director of the Catholic Foundation of Northwest Pennsylvania, and Robert D. (Bob) Crowley each received honors from the Association of Fundraising Professional’s Northwest Pennsylvania Chapter (AFP) at their annual National Philanthropy Day event on November 16. 2021.

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#iGiveCatholic on Giving Tuesday – Join Us!

#iGiveCatholic on Giving Tuesday – Join Us!

#iGiveCatholic is a powerful, 24-hour online giving event to unite Catholics across the nation (and the world!) to come together and raise as many charitable dollars as possible for Catholic parishes, schools, and nonprofit ministries. Join us in this giving day, facilitated by the Catholic Foundation of Northwest Pennsylvania, for the ministries in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Erie.

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Let There Be Light

Let There Be Light

Celebrating the Light of Christ that shone through our Catholic Foundation during a wild year of pandemic, we are happy to share the Foundation’s 2020 Community Impact Report. The largest gift received from an individual in our Catholic Foundation’s history, over $300,000 awarded in grant funding and a listing of over 90 endowments held in the Foundation are among the highlights. The report demonstrates the growth of the Foundation and its impact on our Catholic community in partnership with donors.

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An Evening Of Appreciation

An Evening Of Appreciation

In gratitude for their generous support, Catholic Foundation board members celebrated an evening of appreciation with donors and Legacy Society members at the Bayfront Sheraton Hotel in Erie.

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Your project may be a good fit for our grant opportunity!

Your project may be a good fit for our grant opportunity!

Already this year, the Catholic Foundation has awarded $44,511 in grants to parishes, schools, and diocesan offices for a wide variety of projects and programs. Your parish or school project may be a good fit for a grant from the Catholic Foundation as well. Your parish or school project may be a good fit for an Education Grant from the Catholic Foundation as well.

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Catholic Foundation Awards $44,511 in 2021 Spring Grant Cycle!

Catholic Foundation Awards $44,511 in 2021 Spring Grant Cycle!

The Catholic Foundation of Northwest Pennsylvania is pleased to announce that fifteen grants totaling $44,511 have been awarded through our 2021 spring competitive grant program. The Foundation’s granting program directly impacts the Catholic community in northwest Pennsylvania awarding competitive grants in support of a variety of faith formation and Catholic education efforts. Grants awarded this spring covered a wide range of projects and new initiatives in our diocesan offices, Catholic schools, and parishes. All will have wide ranging impact in all three vicariates of the thirteen county Diocese of Erie.

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Catholic Foundation Board Member Spotlight

Catholic Foundation Board Member Spotlight

The name of Ken Kane’s company, Generations Forestry, was carefully chosen to reflect the core belief and understanding that forest management decisions made today have a profound effect on future generations. You’d be hard pressed to find a profession with a closer parallel to Ken’s service as a board member of our Catholic Foundation.

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To Specially Thank Bishop Persico

To Specially Thank Bishop Persico

With admiration for the leadership of Bishop Persico during an especially challenging stretch in his episcopacy, Ruthanne Beighley made the most of an opportunity to do something special for him.

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