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That Lasts Forever

Support Your Parish Today, Tomorrow, and Forever

Every parish in the diocese of Columbus has an endowment fund that The Catholic Foundation manages.  An endowment fund is a longer-term, sustained investment that provides a perpetual source of income that helps support the general needs of the church outside of the weekly offertory.  You can contribute to your parish’s endowment fund in any amount, at any time.

Contact Scott Hartman to start a conversation about making a planned gift to your parish’s endowment fund.

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Established in 1984, The Catholic Foundation is an independent, authentically Catholic, charitable organization that maximizes personal giving to transform lives through parishes, education, vocations, and ministries.

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We believe you don’t need to be wealthy or have every need met to be generous. Our team has the ability and experience to multiply gifts through intentional stewardship to transform any act of giving into something greater than the sum of its parts.

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The Catholic Foundation is uniquely equipped to connect Catholics with needs, opportunities and updates in and around our 23-county diocese.

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“Consider this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each must do as already determined, without sadness or compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.” 
2 Corinthians 9: 6-7