Message from The CEO
Dear friends in Christ,
In his first encyclical, Lumen Fidei (“The Light of Faith”), Pope Francis says:
“The light of faith is unique, since it is capable of illuminating every aspect of human existence. A light this powerful cannot come from ourselves but from a more primordial source: in a word, it must come from God.”
As Catholics, we are all called to share in the Light of Christ and to let it guide us in our daily lives. As such, Psalm 119:150 says, “Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light for my path.”
At The Catholic Foundation, we use your gifts to help spread the Light to those touched by the parishes, schools and ministries that we serve. Since our mission began in 1984, we have provided over $170 million in funding for vocational, parish life, social service and educational needs of the 23-county Diocese of Columbus. In this past year, we were able to make over 1,500 grants in the amount of over $14.5 million – the most we’ve ever distributed in the history of the Foundation. By the grace of God, and thanks to your generous contributions, we were able to accomplish this.
Thank you for visiting our website and for taking time to learn more about The Catholic Foundation. I hope it inspires you and others to think about how you too can share the Light of Faith through The Catholic Foundation. Please continue to check our website for additional information and upcoming events. You may also learn more about the good things happening at the Foundation through our Facebook page.
Loren P. Brown
President & CEO