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To hear of William (Bill) and Mary Maselko’s deep conviction for their faith is to be truly inspired. Their Catholic roots run deep.

To hear of William (Bill) and Mary Maselko’s deep conviction to their faith is to be truly inspired. Bill and Mary’s Catholic roots run deep. They both attended Catholic high schools and colleges. Married in 1984, they have been members of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Ellicott City since 1995.Mary said, “Over the years, we have participated in many ministries and parish projects that have helped us and our children not only deepen our love of God, but develop wonderful friendships, too.”

The Maselkos have always strived to tithe on their gross income. Upon Bill’s retirement, even though that income dropped 65%, they decided to lessen their donations by only 33%.  Their financial advisor suggested establishing a Donor Advised Fund (DAF) as a method to continue a high level of giving while maximizing tax benefits, and Mr. and Mrs. Maselko chose the Catholic Community Foundation as the vehicle for their DAF.

Bill pointed out one aspect of the Catholic Community Foundation that they especially valued. “They [the CCF] actually only will give to those organizations and causes that are valid from a Catholic point of view. Other DAFs weren’t concerned if something was pro-life or pro family or pro evangelism.”

Thus far, the Maselkos have used their donor-advised fund to support various causes within the Archdiocese, such as seminarian formation, Catholic schools and retired priests. They have also have funded Catholic entities outside the Archdiocese, including Franciscan University, University of Dayton and the National Shrine in Washington, D.C.

The Maselkos are extremely pleased with their decision to open a donor-advised fund with the Catholic Community Foundation, saying, “It’s faith filled and that’s a big thing for us. To know that this is helping the Archdiocese as well as other ministries is really worthwhile.”

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