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Sr. Rose Mary Sam’s Legacy Lives On: Scholarship Fund Provides Transformative Lourdes Experience for Healthcare Students

A teacher for more than 50 years at Michigan Catholic high schools, Sr. Rose Mary Sam has inspired students, parents, parishioners and friends to join her at Lourdes and serve as volunteers at the “City of the Poor” — so much so that the Catholic Foundation of Michigan created the Our Lady of Lourdes Pilgrimage […]


A Distinguished American Diplomat Honors His Family and Detroit’s Youth Through Endowment

John S. Habib, Ph.D. (1930 – 2020) has a great story to share, one that is international but also uniquely American.  The youngest of 11 children, John was born in Detroit, Michigan, on July 7, 1930, the last of five boys and six girls, to Sasin Habib El Khoury Hannah and Mary Backus Saad lshaq.  […]


The Sanctuary Stations of the Cross: How Art is Being Used to Share the Story of Christ in Michigan

 We Adore You, O Christ, and we praise You because by Your holy cross, you have redeemed the world. Lent reminds us that Christ crucified is our hope. But why can it be so difficult to explain to others? Art can be a way to speak to others about Christ when words fail. The Catholic […]


Catholic Donor Advised and Donor Designated Giving Transforms Family Philanthropy

The power of education is undeniable. It has the ability to change lives, create opportunities, and to inspire individuals to be the best versions of themselves. For Karen and Bill Flynn, their Catholic education has been a driving force behind their success and their desire to give back.


God’s Grace Through a Hitchhiker: The St. Andrew Scholars Scholarship Fund

“Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’ […]



Endowing Pro-Life Leadership Through Family Estate Gift

In 2005, pro-life student groups from across the state of Michigan gathered together on Michigan State University’s campus to establish a coalition to protect life on college campuses in Michigan. This newly established alliance of pro-life students named their group Protect Life Michigan. Since then, the organization has grown with a staff of trained professionals […]


The “Connectivity Value” of a Catholic Foundation Fund

When Craig and Ann Stinson were beginning their journey with philanthropy, they sought out others who inspired them and could help guide them in their efforts. Over the years, they have refined their giving priorities after years of exploration and discernment. As they have matured, they have learned to lean on the value of community […]


Frassati Camp Scholarship Will Provide Transformative Opportunities

When Michelle Kuhar’s nephew was two, a new tradition started in their family. They would take an annual camping trip which always included a stop at Camp Sancta Maria to visit Michelle’s brother, John David, at his summer job.  Setting up their tent, swimming in the lake, making s’mores and foil meals over the campfire, […]


“Her Mission in Life Was to Care for Others”

“Throughout her courageous four-year battle with cancer, Mary Sue never lost focus on her passion for the unborn and her genuine concern for others. She had an uncanny ability to step into the shoes of others in need. She was the most devoted faith-filled person that I’ve ever met, and stunningly beautiful on the inside […]


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