As I write this letter, my heart and prayers are with our brothers and sisters suffering in or fleeing from Ukraine. Yet seeing all the ways our family of donors has responded to the crisis by supporting frontline efforts fills me with hope and gratitude. This moment provides a beautiful reflection of God’s varied grace.
In addition to crisis support, every single day individuals, parishes, schools, and charities leverage their special gifts to serve our brothers and sisters in Christ. And as a central partner to so many folks in our community, the Catholic Community Foundation of Minnesota (CCF) has the privilege of acting as a conduit for — and witness of — this generosity.
In this newsletter, you’ll read about a donor who knew from a young age that God had a special plan for his life — one that would lead him down an unexpected path that ultimately led to philanthropy. You’ll also meet the three new members of CCF’s Board of Directors. Each of these women brings her own set of talents that will help CCF continue to grow in support of our mission.
And you’ll learn about a unique charitable gift opportunity that may already be in your retirement portfolio.
“As each one has received a gift, use it to serve one another as good stewards of God’s varied grace.” (1 Peter 4:10)
CCF donors do just this by sharing their time, treasure, and talent. Our staff processed a record number of gifts in the first half of CCF’s fiscal year 2022 (end of calendar year 2021). These gifts fuel CCF’s mission to support financially the spiritual, educational, and social needs of our Catholic community.
We’re thankful for your gift and how you use it to serve our community. And we’re grateful for your continued trust in us as a good steward of your gifts.
Anne Cullen Miller, MBA