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THE SCOTT WRZESIEN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND

Most endowment funds are established by someone much further along in life than Jordan Wrzesien. A 2018 graduate of The John Carroll High School, now attending Merrimack College in Massachusetts, Jordan’s life was upended during her high school freshman year when her father, Scott, was diagnosed with cancer. That diagnosis created a financial hardship for...
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IN MY FATHER’S HOUSE ENDOWMENT FOR DISABILITIES MINISTRY

Young adults with special needs, who are between the ages of 18 and 23, can sometimes live in an uneasy state of uncertainty, caught between their high school years and when the State of Maryland’s Employment Association will help find them employment. Dr. Barbara Gaver, who has two special needs children of her own, has...
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GB CHARITIES’ ENDOWMENT FUNDS IN SUPPORT OF TUITION ASSISTANCE

“I deeply appreciate the gift of having my group of friends from high school and college still together and all united in what I consider a second gift – the pursuit of our charity’s cause of giving needy families educational opportunities similar to those we had,” said Neil Lanzi, President of GB Charities. Since its...
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THE ALFRED AND ROSE SORBELLO MEMORIAL ENDOWMENT FUND

Education is the key to a child’s future, but for some children, learning is more of a struggle. Children with learning disabilities can face daunting challenges. Dr. Alfred Sorbello was especially sensitive to this issue. His niece experienced these difficulties while in school, and he witnessed firsthand the challenges she and her family had to...
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THE ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI FUND

Within the Catholic Community Foundation, there is a constant and deep desire to do good. As Patrick Madden, the Foundation Executive Director puts it, “We, as Catholics, are giving people.” The recently established St. Francis of Assisi Fund expands the breadth of the Foundation’s impact in our community and its ability to help those among...
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THE HOLY INNOCENTS ENDOWMENT FOR FOR BURIAL UPON A MISCARRIAGE

No one ever expects to lose a child. But all too often, in the midst of planning a nursery and picking names, there can be a miscarriage. For those who miscarry at home, this was once even more difficult. While some hospitals would take care of burial for a baby miscarried there, parents who suffered...
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What to Consider When Choosing a Charitable Organization

The Bible encourages us to give to others. As you consider which charitable organizations to support, keep these things in mind. “A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed.” Proverbs 11:25 The Bible repeatedly encourages us to give to others, share our good fortune, and be generous. So, it’s no surprise that...
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5 Ways to Meet Your Charitable Giving Goals

With some thought and planning, you can meet your giving and financial planning goals while supporting your faith. We explore how to meet those goals. Like many successful people, you’ve likely made important achievements in your life through a combination of setting goals, working hard, and receiving abundant blessings from God. Setting goals helps us...
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4 Charitable Gifts That Pay You Income

There are many ways to make charitable gifts — and some of them even generate income for you. Learn about four of those options here The term “charitable giving” usually brings to mind making donations to nonprofit organizations, and sometimes receiving a tax deduction as a result. What many people don’t realize is that there...
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Stories of Giving: Helping Those Less Fortunate

Learn how three endowment funds are making a difference for local individuals and families in need. In every community, there are individuals and families in need. By establishing endowment funds that benefit those less fortunate, our donors enable the Catholic Community Foundation to provide assistance in times of difficulty. Learn how three endowment funds are...
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