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The Foundation has grown from $4.7 million in assets in 1987 to its current value of approximately $63.4 million as of June 30, 2013. These assets provide a permanent source of additional
funding to advance the overall mission of the church including the diocesan Pastoral Center, parishes, Catholic schools and Catholic Charities.

Endowment funds provide an essential source of financial stability for our diocese. The Catholic Foundation Board of Trustees
, which is comprised of laity and clergy from the diocese, carefully oversees the management of all investments and distributions.

For additional information, please contact Joe DiMario at 724-552-2502.

 Diocesan Endowments

Fund DescriptionFilterEndowed FundsFilter
Catholic Cemetery Perpetual Care Funds
Provide income for the perpetual care of 68 parish cemeteries in the diocese. Interest revenue helps offset parish cemetery expenses.
Cemetery Perpetual Care (68 funds)
Catholic Charities Funds
Provide income to support Catholic Charities programs for families and individuals in the four counties in the diocese.
  1. Elijah Fund
  2. Ministry for Seniors Fund
  3. Catherine P. and Michael Moran Fund
  4. Thomas Lynch Memorial Fund
Catholic Education Funds
Provide income for tuition assistance for families of Catholic school students. Future plans include funds to support parish-based evangelization and faith formation programs for youth, young adults and adults.
  1. Diocesan Catholic School Tuition Assistance Fund
  2. Fayette County Catholic Schools Fund
  3. St. Gerard Tuition Assistance Fund
Catholic School Funds
Provide income to assist in the overall operation of Catholic schools in the diocese. The following Catholic schools have established endowment funds:
  1. The Cardinal Maida Academy, Vandergrift
  2. Christ the Divine Teacher School, Latrobe
  3. The Divine Redeemer School, Ford City
  4. Geibel Catholic Junior-Senior High School, Connellsville
  5. Greensburg Central Catholic Junior-Senior High School, Greensburg
  6. Mary Queen of Apostles School, New Kensington
  7. Queen of Angels Catholic School, North Huntingdon
  8. St. Bernard Regional School, Indiana
  9. St. John the Evangelist Regional School, Uniontown
  10. St. Sebastian Regional School, Belle Vernon
 
The following Catholic schools receive support from these specific funds:
  1. Holy Trinity School, Ligonier: Sarni Family Tuition Assistance Fund
  2. The Divine Redeemer School, Ford City: Wallace and Cecilia Burdette Memorial Fund
  3. Conn-Area Catholic School, Connellsville:  Rev. Thomas J. Kalasky Memorial Fund
  4. Geibel Catholic Junior-Senior High School, Connellsville:  Rita P. and Stephen A. Peters Fund
Diocesan Pastoral Care Funds
Provide income to fund the needs of the diocese and support a variety of spiritual, educational and operational programs.
  1. Bishop William G. Connare Memorial Fund
  2. Bishop Hugh L. Lamb Memorial Fund
  3. Charles L. and Rose Sweeney Melenyzer  Memorial Fund
  4. Rose and Michael Gribik Memorial Fund
  5. Thomas L. Kinsey, Sr. Memorial Scholarship Fund
  6. Adolph and Julia Bartolomucci Memorial Fund
  7. St. Maximilian Kolbe Fund
Lay Ministry Education Grants and Program Funds
Provide income to support operations and various needs of lay ministry formation and education programs.
 
  1. St. Anselm Fund
  2. St. Francis of Assisi Fund
  3. Ministry Formation Fund
Ordained Ministry Funds
Provide income to support the education and formation of seminarians studying for the priesthood, ongoing education of clergy and education of the permanent diaconate.
 
  1. Clergy Continuing Formation and Education Fund
  2. John and Anne Duff Fund
  3. Priestly Vocations Fund
  4. Rev. Msgr. Francis J. Tambellini Fund
  5. St. Joseph the Carpenter Fund
  6. John and Elizabeth Sapara & John and Helen Ezzyk Memorial Fund
  7. Permanent Diaconate Fund
  8. John P. and Mary B. Baran Memorial Fund
  9. St. John the Baptist Memorial Fund
Parish Funds
Provide income for pastoral programs and other general needs of the parish. The following parishes and parish organizations have established endowment funds:
  1. Ascension, Jeannette
  2. Blessed Sacrament Cathedral, Bethlehem Project Memorial Fund, Greensburg
  3. Blessed Sacrament Cathedral, Greensburg
  4. Christ the King, Leechburg
  5. Church of the Good Shepherd, Kent
  6. Church of the Resurrection, Northern Indiana County
  7. Holy Cross, Youngwood
  8. Holy Family, Seward
  9. Holy Family, West Newton
  10. Holy Trinity, Educational Fund, Ligonier
  11. Holy Trinity Operational Fund, Ligonier
  12. Immaculate Conception, Connellsville
  13. Mount St. Peter, New Kensington
  14. SS. Simon and Jude, Blairsville
  15. St. Agnes, Bishop Anthony G. Bosco Center, North Huntingdon
  16. St. Barbara, Harrison City
  17. St. Bernard of Clairvaux, Indiana
  18. St. Florian, United
  19. St. Hubert, Point Marion
  20. St. James, New Alexandria
  21. St. John Baptist de La Salle, Delmont
  22. St. John the Evangelist, Latrobe
  23. St. John the Evangelist, Uniontown
  24. St. Lawrence, Cadogan
  25. St. Margaret Mary, Lower Burrell
  26. St. Patrick, Brady’s Bend
  27. St. Regis, Trafford
  28. St. Rita, Connellsville
  29. St. Sebastian, Belle Vernon
  30. St. Sylvester, Slickville
  31. St. Therese, Little Flower of Jesus, Uniontown
  32. St. Thomas More University, Indiana
Priests’ Health and Retirement Funds
Provide income to support the costs of health care and other needs of retired diocesan priests.
 
  1. Neumann House Fund
  2. Rev. Joseph A. Tamilowski Fund
  3. Rev. Msgr. Augustine Marzhauser Memorial Fund

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