Donor Stories

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When you give through the Catholic Foundation, you are joining a community of philanthropists that bring the light of Christ to thousands of people across our area.

Meet our donors. Explore their stories. And see some examples of how a Catholic community Foundation can drive faithful impact.

“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 ...
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Generosity Motivated by Hope

Most Holy Trinity (MHT) Catholic School is a Christ-centered community for PK-8 grade dedicated to furthering the religious, academic, social and physical growth of the whole child. Academic excellence, respect, ...
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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 ...
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Austin Catholic High School: Fostering Compassionate Leaders

The Catholic Foundation is proud to partner with organizations that foster compassionate leadership and inspire Catholic philanthropy. We are especially proud of our partnership with Austin Catholic High School alumni ...
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Investing in Young Leaders at St. Albert the Great

“As we respond to what the Archbishop is asking of us in the Unleash the Gospel movement, we have to invest in future leaders. If anyone could see the young ...
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DAF Supports Almsgiving as a Family

Since Kristy and Anthony Schena’s children were young, they have been diligent in emphasizing the importance of sharing time and treasure as a family. They made a practice of giving ...
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“Use Me, I Am All Yours Now.” Priest Creates Living Trust for Beloved Parish

Fr. Rich Treml entered the seminary at age 50 and when he was ordained five years later, he told the Lord, “Use me, I am all yours now.” Eighteen of ...
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DAF To Educate about Human Trafficking

This year, Greg and Phyllis DeMars used their Donor Advised Fund (DAF) with the Catholic Foundation in a unique way - to support an effort to educate healthcare workers about ...
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Leaving a Legacy Through A Life Insurance Policy

The Men of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary (MSH) began over 100 years ago by Fr. Mateo as an apostolate to strengthen the family through prayer ...
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Endowment Supports Transformation of Girls into Women of Faith and Vision

“As the only all-girls Catholic high school in Macomb County we are the hidden gem ...
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Our Lady of Good Counsel Honors Beloved Former Pastor with Fund

For 12 years, Fr. John Riccardo served as the pastor of Our Lady of Good Counsel (OLGC) Catholic Parish in Plymouth, Mich. Known for his dynamism and innovative evangelization efforts, Fr. John ...
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Through Scholarship, A Beloved Brother Lives On

On November 20, 2018, John Duncan Cameron passed away at age 53. Gone too soon, John’s family remembers him as being creative, an entrepreneur, and a hard worker. He loved ...
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Sustaining a Mission of Prayer & Sacrifice for the Needs of the World

By: Carolyn WilsonFor over 100 years, The Monastery of the Blessed Sacrament in Farmington Hills has been a home for Dominican cloistered life and perpetual adoration. Currently it is home ...
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Gesu Alumni Join to Open Endowment

Ed Parks and fellow Class of 1954 Gesu Catholic School alumnus Don Bridenstine have been friends for years. Don’s recent experiences volunteering at Gesu prompted him to ask how they could be ...
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