Catholic Community Foundation Supports NAU Students Through the Newman Center

09-07-2018News & Articles

The Holy Spirit Newman Center was established over 50 years ago on the campus of Northern Arizona University to be a beacon of Christ’s light to students at NAU and Coconino Community College. With hundreds of students participating in Mass, Bible studies, sacrament preparation and fellowship activities each week, the Newman Center provides a spiritual home for students.

“Students can feel so isolated and alone, and the center has become a home away from home where they can show up as they are and be known and loved,” says Fr. Matt Lowry, Chaplain of the Newman Center.By some estimates, 80 percent of Catholics that leave the Church do so during their college years. Those that continue to engage during those years, however, are more likely to continue attending Mass after college, discern vocations to the priesthood and religious life, and to live their faith in their daily lives.

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Get To Know — Kristi Perry, Development Services Officer

08-17-2018News & Articles

What is your role at the Catholic Community Foundation?

As the Development Services Officer and I work closely with both the Development and Finance teams on a variety of projects and programs related to scholarships, funds, gifts, donor stewardship, process development, data integrity, etc.

How long have you worked with the Catholic Community Foundation?

I recently celebrated my one-year anniversary with the Catholic Community Foundation on August 14th.

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Meet Your Community Leaders: Ferrara Family

08-02-2018News & Articles

Ferrara Family’s Spirit of Charity Recognized Through the Christian Service Award

As a former member of the Christian Service Award committee, and the mother of two Christian Service Award recipients, Michael and John, Tracy Ferrara has become one of the award’s best advocates.

The Christian Service Award was established by the Catholic Community Foundation 20 years ago to recognize eighth grade students who have served their parish, school and community. The $8,000 scholarship assists these students in attending a Catholic high school in the Diocese of Phoenix.

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Get To Know Chrissy Pate, Financial Analyst

07-10-2018News & Articles

What is your role at the Catholic Community Foundation?

I am the Financial Analyst and work closely with the development and finance teams. I get the pleasure of working in spreadsheets, analyzing our funds and paying scholarships, grantees and vendors.

How long have you worked with the Catholic Community Foundation?

I will be with the Foundation for 5 years this October.

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Get to Know Kyle Felix, Director of Finance and Administration

07-03-2018News & Articles

What is your role at the Catholic Community Foundation?

I am the Director of Finance and Administration. In this role, I get to wear multiple hats as my day to day is always different! On the financial side, I am responsible for internal and external reporting to fund holders, the CEO and various committees of the Board. This includes financial reporting, as well as performance reporting. Other keys areas include monitoring the budget, ensuring adherence to control and process procedures, and formulating the strategies of the Foundation. As the administration of the Foundation I have the privilege of being the point of contact for employee related matters, which includes hiring and training new employees, facilitating performance evaluations and coordinating office administrative matters.

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Get to Know David Pederson, Director of Development

06-13-2018News & Articles

What is your role at the Catholic Community Foundation?

As Director of Development, I am blessed to work with individuals, families and Catholic organizations in creating resources and opportunities today that span generations. I love meeting new people and establishing relationships with the faithful and generous people that allow me to work with them, leaving an incredible impact in our community.

How long have you worked with the Catholic Community Foundation?

I’ve worked at the Catholic Community Foundation for nearly five years and enjoy coming to work each day.

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Get to Know Deacon James Carabajal

06-06-2018News & Articles

What is your role at the Catholic Community Foundation?

As Chief Executive Officer, I enjoy the opportunity of leading a group of skilled individuals who live out their faith in Jesus Christ and His Church by fulfilling the mission of the Foundation. I have the ultimate responsibility of carrying out the strategic plans and policies as established by the Board of Directors. The Foundation has a unique mission as a servant organization to encourage philanthropy and facilitate the financial support for Catholic faith-based educational instruction and provide impactful support to the various Catholic faith-based organizations.

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Get to Know Emily DePaul, Development Assistant

06-06-2018News & Articles

What is your role at the Catholic Community Foundation?

I am the Foundation’s Development Assistant. I work as the staff liaison for our Board of Directors and generally keep the office running smoothly.

How long have you worked with the Catholic Community Foundation?

I have been at the Foundation for seven months.

What is your favorite part of your career with the Catholic Community Foundation?

My favorite part of my job with the Foundation is knowing that my work helps make our impactful programs possible. I am also so grateful to be able to incorporate my faith into my everyday life.

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