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Stories Of Giving

KNOTT CARES FUND

Scott Pawley is a 15-year-old freshman at Calvert Hall College High School whose motivation and care for others is an inspiration to us all. His mother, Mary, described his approach to life as, “He has a ‘why can’t we do this?’ attitude. ‘It has never been done before, but why can’t we try.’” It’s this...
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HARRISON FAMILY ENDOWMENT FUNDS

Laurence and Tori Harrison were both standout basketball stars at Towson Catholic High School. Laurence, who grew to be seven feet tall, went on to play at Wake Forest, and after college played professionally in Spain, Italy and Mexico. Tori was a four-year letter winner and a two-year captain at Louisiana Tech, helping to lead...
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ST. BERNADETTE PARISH ENDOWMENT FUNDS

Ordained in 1982, Reverend Patrick Carrion currently serves as the pastor of St. Bernadette Parish in Severn. Father Carrion’s soft-spoken nature belies a motivation and drive that will truly have a lasting impact on the Archdiocese of Baltimore. To date, he has established, or helped establish, 12 funds within the Catholic Community Foundation.   Most...
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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 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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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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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 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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MAKING YOUNG DISCIPLES AT HOLY FAMILY CATHOLIC COMMUNITY

Judith and Stephen Kowalski, members of Holy Family Catholic Community in Middletown, have always believed in the importance of youth ministry. “I’ve heard some people say the youth are the Church of tomorrow,” Mr. Kowalski said. “Well, they are the Church of today.” The Kowalskis see the youth of Holy Family as an important part...
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