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Stories Of Giving
23
Jul

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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23
Jul

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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23
Jul

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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23
Jul

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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23
Jul

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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23
Jul

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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01
Nov

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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01
Jun

THE BALCH FAMILY ENDOWMENT FUND FOR ST. ANTHONY PLACE

Cumberland, a small, historic city in western Maryland’s Allegany County, is not without its challenges. Like other former manufacturing-based cities, times are tough for many of its residents. Through its outreach center, St. Anthony Place, Our Lady of the Mountains Parish is doing its part to help those in need.  Assisting families with food and...
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01
Jun

THE BILL AND LISA STROMBERG ENDOWMENT FOR TUITION ASSISTANCE AND SEMINARIAN EDUCATION

Bill and Lisa Stromberg felt a strong desire to give back to the Catholic community. Their goal was to do so in an intelligent way, in a way they felt would be efficient. Bill Stromberg says, “We believe education was one of the best investments we can make.” They chose to establish an endowment with...
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01
Jun

THE CATHOLIC CHAPLAINCY ENDOWMENT FOR MEDSTAR FRANKLIN SQUARE MEDICAL CENTER

Though hospital chaplaincy may not immediately come to mind when we consider the many ministries of our Church, for those who are ill and in need, along with their families, a hospital chaplain provides tremendous support and comfort. Such was the case for the anonymous donor who established The Catholic Chaplaincy Endowment for MedStar Franklin...
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