Catholic Foundation Legacy Society members were honored at a recent gathering of donors, board members, staff, and friends of the Foundation. The evening began with a prayer service, led by two Foundation board members Bill Steger and Ruthanne Beighley, as well as Bishop Lawrence Persico. Bob Crowley, board chair, then welcomed the guests by introducing the board and staff. He shared how the work of the Foundation has expanded thanks to all who have contributed to its work, including those present. "Our inspiration is unique to each of us. Donor designated endowments allow us to continue our giving far beyond our lifetimes. I thank you personally for joining in our beautiful mission inspired by our Catholic faith, our hope for the future, and our willingness to give of ourselves in the name of Jesus Christ."

Lisa Louis, executive director, shared some highlights of the work of the Foundation since the last donor gathering and welcomed the new Legacy Society members:

  • Sylvia Bosner and Gregory Bosner (posthumously)
  • Deacon Martin "Marty" Eisert and Kathryn Eisert
  • Reverend Thomas Fialkowski
  • Jeffrey McGovern and Kathleen McGovern
  • Reverend Monsignor Richard Siefer
  • Paul Sullivan
  • Ann Sullivan
  • James Sullivan
  • Shawn Sullivan
  • Stephen Sullivan
  • Anonymous
Celebrating Generosity

Catholic Foundation Legacy Society members are those who have committed to providing for the future of our shared Catholic community with an estate gift or by establishing an endowment fund. These faithful gifts from the heart will provide financial support to the Catholic ministries they love for generations. View full list of members.

The remainder of the evening included fellowship, music, cocktails, and hors d’oeuvres. Each guest went home with a thank you gift: a copy of This is My Body by Bishop Robert Barron, as well as a prayer card blessed by Pope Francis.

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