Join Us for the 2022 State of the Foundation Meetings

Join Us for the 2022 State of the Foundation Meetings

The Catholic Foundation of Eastern Pennsylvania invites you to join us for the 2022 State of the Foundation Meetings being held at of three different locations within the communities we serve. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER Dates, Times & Locations for State of the Foundation Meetings October 5, at 9:00am: The John Paul II Center for Special Learning, Shillington (Berks County)October 12, at 4:30pm: Mercy School for Special Learning, Allentown (Leigh…

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Appreciated investments still provide tax benefits in turbulent stock market

Appreciated investments still provide tax benefits in turbulent stock market

Despite the turbulent market conditions, investors holding onto appreciated investments can still take advantage of tax savings by donating it to the endowment fund of their favorite Catholic cause. Appreciated Investments Include Stocks and IRAs Options may include gifts of appreciated stock, required minimum distributions (RMD) from their IRA that become a qualified charitable distribution (QCD) for donors 70.5 or older, gifts from a donor advised fund and inclusion of…

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Catholic Charities Creates Endowments to Support Ecumenical Kitchens

Catholic Charities Creates Endowments to Support Ecumenical Kitchens

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Allentown has been serving up food and spiritual assistance to those in need through its two ecumenical kitchens for decades. To ensure these vital services remain in continuous operation, Catholic Charities partnered with the Catholic Foundation of Eastern Pennsylvania to create two endowment funds: Catholic Charities Lehigh Valley Ecumenical Kitchen FundFund supports the operations, supplies, special programs, equipment maintenance and replacement, other maintenance and…

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Yocco’s celebrates 100th year by starting $100,000 endowment for Mercy School

Yocco’s celebrates 100th year by starting $100,000 endowment for Mercy School

June 15, 2022 – To celebrate its 100th year as “the Hot Dog King” in the Lehigh Valley, Yocco’s made a grand gesture to create an endowment fund with the Catholic Foundation of Eastern Pennsylvania to provide long-term support for Mercy School for Special Learning which has served children and young adults with special needs for 68 years. Gary Iacocca, President, and his son Chris Iacocca, Vice President Operations, recently…

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Endowments ensure the future of Catholic education

Endowments ensure the future of Catholic education

Outcomes, faith-filled environment make schools top funding priority for Catholic Foundation donors Dioceses across the United States, including Allentown, are just wrapping up the annual week-long celebration of Catholic education. Catholic Schools Week showcases the benefits of a rigorous academic program with consistent outcomes coupled with a faith-filled, family-friendly school environment.   These benefits make Catholic school education a top funding priority for donors of the Catholic Foundation of Eastern…

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Catholic Foundation reaches 100th fund milestone

Catholic Foundation reaches 100th fund milestone

The Catholic Foundation of Eastern Pennsylvania, recently hit another growth milestone by opening its 100th endowment funds. The Blasi Family Trust provided the seed funding to create the St. Jane Frances de Chantal School Academic Excellence Endowment Fund. The fund provides support for academic awards and scholarships for students attending St. Jane Frances de Chantal School in Easton. The Blasi Family are the Catholic Foundation’s 73rd partner. As a 501(c)(3)…

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National report sparks conversation among local Catholics on shift needed to re-engage young people about their faith

Foundation kicks off forum series with first conversation on young people and their faith. Generation Z doesn’t trust institutions, including religion. When asked in a recent survey to which religion they belong, 39 percent of 13-25-year-olds responded, “None.” It’s a stark finding, one of many found in the Springtide Research Institute’s new report, “The State of Religion & Young People 2020: Relational Authority.” It also formed the backdrop for a…

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Endowment Madness: Holy Family Parish institutes ‘full-court press’ with five funds to guard parish’s future

Holy Family Parish supports an active community in Nazareth, one that requires more than faith and care to continue. It requires funding, and Holy Family has taken an aggressive approach toward providing it. Like a basketball program pursuing the Final Four of March Madness, Holy Family wrote a new playbook last year, one meant to secure the financial future of its parish, school, and youth ministry program. Holy Family’s game…

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Faith-filled Couple Make Major Impact Gift to Catholic Schools

Faith-filled Couple Make Major Impact Gift to Catholic Schools

All of their married life, Matt and Sandi Lloyd have been deeply engaged in their Catholic faith.  The couple has played an active role in numerous Catholic institutions and causes close to their home in Reading and throughout the Diocese of Allentown.  This deep engagement, and the impact these organizations have played in their life, led the Lloyds to create two new educational endowment funds with the Catholic Foundation of…

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Board approves donor designated fund option

A fourth investment product that provides pastors with an intermediate investment option and more flexible access to their investment funds was approved by the Board of Directors of the Catholic Foundation at its October 2018 board meeting. During one-on-one meetings and in group presentations, pastors had expressed interest to the Foundation to consider a donor designated investment option. “The Catholic Foundation wants to make sure we are serving the needs…

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