On October 3rd 2020, Frank Morelli tragically passed away after a horrible car accident. Gone too soon, family and friends remember him as being a man of strong faith and character, who brought a smile to everyone he met. His warmth, jovial personality, and big heart brought a smile to everyone he met. He worked as a financial advisor at Merrill Lynch and was a committed supporter of St. Vincent de Paul.

In partnership with St. Vincent de Paul, Frank’s business partner and dear friend, Frank  Migliazzo helped launch the Frank Morelli fund to support the mission of sending economically disadvantaged youth to St. Vincent de Paul’s Camp Ozanam.

Frank’s legacy endowment fund will help provide many young campers an opportunity to heal from difficult circumstances and connect with mentors who believe in them and mirror the same warmth and jovial spirit that Frank Morelli embodied.

 

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To provide tuition assistance and scholarship grants to benefit students attending a Catholic School in the Archdiocese of Detroit.

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To provide tuition assistance and scholarship grants to benefit students attending an Archdiocesan Catholic School in the Archdiocese of Detroit.

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Written by Angela Moloney

On September 20, 2021, the community lost a beloved leader, a man of faith, John Tierney. John was one of the very first Foundation Founders’ Circle members and truly lived his Catholic faith. 

I met John in 2007 during my time as the executive director of the Jesuit Volunteer Corps: Midwest. Upon our first meeting I was impressed with his gentle approach, kind spirit, and sincere wisdom. Since that time, he has been a role model, supporter, mentor, and friend.  

John taught me and all those around him the gifts of patience, commitment, love of family, and a dedication to building up the community. He was one of the smartest humans I’ve ever known, as well as the humblest. He will be missed by many.

All of us at the Catholic Foundation of Michigan ask you to remember John and his family during this time of difficult transition.

It is our prayer that he is welcomed home with joyful, loving arms.

 

Learn more about John and his impact here: John Tierney

To support the restoration and maintenance of the Basilica of Ste. Anne de Detroit

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To ensure the ministry to the homeless, working poor and senior citizens in Downtown Detroit continues in perpetuity through St. Aloysius Parish, Detroit, MI.

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