New Faces on Board

New Faces on Board

The Catholic Community Foundation of Minnesota (CCF) is honored to welcome three exceptionally accomplished women to our board of directors. Cynthia Bailey Manns, Monique (Trusclair) Maddox, and Margaret (Sarazin) Murphy, bring a wealth of knowledge, experience, and expertise that will advance CCF’s mission and benefit our community.

Cynthia Bailey Manns, D. Min., describes a background that’s a study in contrasts…

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How We Can Help the People of Ukraine

How We Can Help the People of Ukraine

Dear Friends of CCF, At the Catholic Community Foundation of Minnesota (CCF), we share the sentiments of Pope Francis that God is a God of peace and not of war, the father of all and not only of some. God wants us to be brothers, not enemies. As we bear witness to the violence unfolding in Ukraine, we’re deeply moved […]

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A Rare Free Lunch: IRA QCDs

A Rare Free Lunch: IRA QCDs

Candido Palomarez is a husband, father, and coach. As a Family CFO at Candido, Inc., he takes a holistic approach to coaching clients in wealth management. He specializes in Christian business owners, private school families, widows, and high earners. Candido and his family are parishioners at the Church of St. Anne in Hamel. Below, he highlights why you may want to consider using IRA required minimum distributions for your charitable giving.

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The Downside of IRA Required Minimum Distributions (and How to Avoid It)

The Downside of IRA Required Minimum Distributions (and How to Avoid It)

Some of the best tools for planning for retirement are pre-tax retirement accounts. Your income goes directly into these funds, without being taxed, and then grows tax free for years. You don’t have to worry about paying taxes on these accounts until you start withdrawing the money during retirement. But, all good things must come to an end. So, tax law requires that you…

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Letter From the President: What Is Unseen Is Eternal

Letter From the President: What Is Unseen Is Eternal

Dear Friends,

It’s hard to believe that the staff of the Catholic Community Foundation of Minnesota (CCF) has worked remotely for more than 18 months now. We’ve experienced profound changes since we last sat around our boardroom table together — as individuals, as a team, and as a community.

Although so much has changed externally, what drives us internally at CCF remains the same. I often call it our “secret sauce.” You can’t see it, but it’s what sets us apart: our mission and values. This part of our work — why and how we do it — is our living legacy.

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2021 Assets and Grantmaking Snapshot

2021 Assets and Grantmaking Snapshot

Fiscal year 2021 was monumental for the Catholic Community Foundation of Minnesota (CCF). With asset growth of $123 million, CCF now manages more than $500 million in assets.

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