Now, through the Catholic Foundation of Michigan, I can more easily assist those who want to contribute to Catholic causes either now, upon their death, or even beyond. The Foundation serves as a connection between the investment and donor communities, and Catholic apostolates. Our goal is to highlight the good work being done by these ministries and to create awareness of their many needs.
In addition, the Catholic Foundation of Michigan invests funds according to the guidelines of the U.S. Catholic Conference of Bishops so that investments are aligned with values. Further, if a Catholic organization is left a bequest, but is no longer active, the Catholic Foundation of Michigan may designate a like-charity or help the family decide on an alternative charity. The Foundation also will assume the proper and orderly administration of donor-advised funds.
It’s clear the Spirit is at work in what we’re doing, and you can’t hold the Spirit back! The Catholic Foundation will exceed our expectations because God is working through us.
Join the Founder’s Circle: I encourage my fellow Catholics who are financially able, to join the Founder’s Circle out of gratitude to God for the gifts they have received. Everything we have comes from God. What a privilege it is to share with those in need, and for the benefit of parishes and Catholic schools.
Membership in the Founder’s Circle is open through the end of 2018. Individuals who contribute $5,000 for five years to support the ministry of the Catholic Foundation, during its formative years, will be remembered in perpetuity. Benefits include public recognition as well as invitations to annual education, social and spiritual events hosted by the Foundation.