• Honoring a Legacy: Dan Dolphin (5/15/2024) - The ACCHS Dan Dolphin Memorial Fund Honors Legendary Coach, Teacher & Friend A memorial fund has been established as a poignant tribute to the enduring legacy of former Allentown Central Catholic High School coach Dan Dolphin who died April 6, 2024. He was 71. The ACCHS Dan Dolphin Memorial Fund serves as a testament to… Continue Reading >
  • New Professional Advisors Planned Giving Committee Created (5/15/2024) - The Professional Advisors Planned Giving Committee is comprised of key Forever Team members who will help donors navigate and create their Catholic legacies. Life is a journey filled with twists, turns, and unexpected surprises. Amidst these changes, having a solid end-of-life plan in place can provide stability and peace of mind. However, as circumstances evolve,… Continue Reading >
  • Fire Destroys adult special needs group home in Berks County (4/18/2024) - Quick Action of Staff Rescues All Residents A devastating fire engulfed a residential group home for adults with special needs in Reading, PA, during the early hours of Thursday, April 11, 2024.  The home, located on Harry Avenue, is run by Dayspring Homes, a Reading-area nonprofit. As the blaze ripped through the home, it was… Continue Reading >
  • Catholic Foundation Declares Record Distribution (4/18/2024) - More Than $1 Million to Date in 2024 to Support Catholic Causes in Eastern Pennsylvania The Catholic Foundation of Eastern Pennsylvania has announced a significant milestone in its declared distributions to support Catholic causes throughout the region. The Catholic Foundation declared more than $836,000 from qualified endowment funds. In addition, donor designated funds and cemetery… Continue Reading >
  • Living by St. Joseph’s example: A Father’s Love and Acceptance of God’s Will Shine in Spring’s Renewal and Easter’s Promise (3/20/2024) - Dear Friends, March heralds spring's arrival, a season of hope and new beginnings. Join me in welcoming its warmth and promise of renewal as we bid farewell to winter. As nature awakens, let's remember the boundless possibilities ahead. March also holds special significance for my family as we honor St. Joseph (March 19), chosen by… Continue Reading >
  • Understanding the Catholic Foundation:  Your Essential Guide to Mission, Impact and Engagement (3/20/2024) - As stewards of faith-based philanthropy, the Catholic Foundation of Eastern Pennsylvania plays a pivotal role in supporting the mission and ministries of the Catholic Church. Although we have been around for 10 years and our awareness factor has increased, there are still people who are not familiar with our organization. We know it is a… Continue Reading >
  • Five New Partners Start Six Funds With Catholic Foundation (2/14/2024) - 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… Continue Reading >
  • Endowment Funds Ensure the Future of Catholic Education (2/14/2024) - 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… Continue Reading >
  • Catholic Schools Week Celebrates Rich Heritage, Ongoing Commitment to Educational Excellence (1/17/2024) - 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… Continue Reading >
  • Beneficiary Designations to Catholic Endowments Provide Long-Term Impact, Avoid Estate Taxes (1/17/2024) - 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,… Continue Reading >