Five New Partners Start Six Funds With Catholic Foundation

Five New Partners Start Six Funds With Catholic Foundation

The Catholic Foundation of Eastern Pennsylvania welcomed five new partners recently.  The partners, from Berks, Lehigh and Schuylkill counties, started six new funds supporting parishes, Catholic schools, a cemetery and a residential program for adults with special needs. “Leaders at our parishes, schools and ministries, as well as their donors, continue to see the benefits of working with the Catholic Foundation to independently manage their long term funds,” said Pete Waldron, President…

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Endowment Funds Ensure the Future of Catholic Education

Endowment Funds 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, just wrapped up the annual week-long celebration of Catholic education. Catholic Schools Week showcases how students benefit from 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 Pennsylvania….

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Catholic Schools Week Celebrates Rich Heritage, Ongoing Commitment to Educational Excellence

Catholic Schools Week Celebrates Rich Heritage, Ongoing Commitment to Educational Excellence

In the heart of the Diocese of Allentown, the legacy of Catholic education dates back to 1743 when the first Catholic school opened its doors as a single classroom in Bally, Berks County, Pennsylvania. Today, Saint Francis Classical Catholic Academy proudly stands as the second oldest Catholic school in the original 13 colonies. Catholic Schools Week (Jan. 28-Feb. 3, 2024), a time-honored celebration, is the perfect time to recognize how…

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Beneficiary Designations to Catholic Endowments Provide Long-Term Impact, Avoid Estate Taxes

Beneficiary Designations to Catholic Endowments Provide Long-Term Impact, Avoid Estate Taxes

Beneficiary designations can be a great way to leave a forever gift to your favorite Catholic cause, avoid estate taxes and lessen inheritance tax for heirs. A person’s life-long impact on the world does not need to stop at their death. Naming a favorite Catholic cause’s endowment fund as a beneficiary on a life insurance policy, or on any investment accounts ensures that their impact on the organization will continue long…

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Family Funds Create a Legacy of Giving Now to Support Favorite Catholic Causes Forever

Family Funds Create a Legacy of Giving Now to Support Favorite Catholic Causes Forever

Endow Your Annual Giving For many Catholics, the notion of stewardship extends beyond individual lives to encompass a shared commitment to service and generosity. Catholic families, seeking to fortify their legacy of faith-driven giving, are establishing family funds with the Catholic Foundation of Eastern Pennsylvania as a profound and strategic avenue to provide ongoing support for their favorite Catholic causes. The O’Hara Family Fund Recently, Bob and Cindi O’Hara created…

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2023 Annual Impact Report

10 Years of Growth and Outreach Reflected in the Catholic Foundation 2023 Annual Impact Report The Catholic Foundation of Eastern Pennsylvania is proud to share our 2023 Annual Impact Report. The pages of this publication share the incredible stories of how generous donors have impacted the Catholic communities we have served for a decade. We are excited to see where the next 10 years will lead us.

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Scalici Family Endowment Fund Provides Lasting Support for Favorite Catholic Causes

Scalici Family Endowment Fund Provides Lasting Support for Favorite Catholic Causes

Leadership, volunteer involvement and passion are the key factors that led Tom and Amy Scalici of Allentown to start an endowment fund with the Catholic Foundation of Eastern Pennsylvania. The Scalici Family Fund, created in October 2017, supports three worthy Catholic causes in perpetuity: St. John Vianney Regional School, the Mercy School for Special Learning and the Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Allentown. Leading by Example Runs in the…

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Transformation of Oldest Catholic School Off to a Solid Start

Transformation of Oldest Catholic School Off to a Solid Start

Nestled in the historic town of Bally (Berks County), St. Francis Classical Catholic Academy is the oldest operating co-education Catholic school in the original 13 colonies. If its 280-year history is not enough of a distinction, the school recently revamped its curriculum to a rigorous Catholic liberal arts education model. It appears, “old school” has become “new school.” And with only four months into the academic year, the model is…

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A Legacy of Eternal Care:  Nurturing Catholic Cemeteries Through Generosity

A Legacy of Eternal Care: Nurturing Catholic Cemeteries Through Generosity

In the quiet embrace of the Diocese of Allentown, where time stands still among rows of monuments and whispered memories, a silent legacy unfolds. Here, the Catholic Foundation of Eastern Pennsylvania nurtures a commitment to eternal care through the vital support of cemetery funds. The Heart of Perpetual Care Cemetery funds are the unsung heroes, silently ensuring the beauty and dignity of Catholic cemeteries endure through the seasons. These funds…

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Seeds of Faith: Endowment Funds Impact Seminarian Education

Seeds of Faith: Endowment Funds Impact Seminarian Education

Faith intertwines with commitment. For the Catholic Foundation of Eastern Pennsylvania, endowment funds are a beacon of support for the future shepherds of the Church. The endowment funds, carefully nurtured and sustained, weave a tapestry of hope for seminarians, promising a legacy that echoes forever. Seminarian education endowment funds, like silent guardians, stand as the backbone of support for seminarians. During the month of November when we celebrate National Vocations…

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