Get to Know: Miranda Maciel, Development Associate

11-29-2018News & Articles

What is your role at the Catholic Community Foundation?

As a Development Associate for the Catholic Community Foundation, I work directly with the Catholic Leadership Circle to engage and grow memberships, while also working on marketing and communications. As a member of the Fundraising team, I will have the opportunity to work closely on the 2019 Crozier Gala.

How long have you worked with the Catholic Community Foundation?

I have worked for the Catholic Community Foundation since April 2018.

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Tax-Wise Giving for 2018

11-27-2018News & Articles

IRA Charitable Rollover
Congress made permanent the law that allows people 70 ½ or older who own an IRA to make gifts directly to charity while satisfying their Required Minimum Distribution (RMD). For many, this is the best tax-wise way to give. Consider contributing to the Foundation to support works of mercy, need-based education or a gift to one of our perpetual endowment funds, sustaining ministries throughout the diocese.

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Get to Know: Lynn Donahue, Director of Fundraising

11-01-2018News & Articles

What is your role at the Catholic Community Foundation?

I am the Director of Fundraising at the Foundation. I will focus my efforts on special events and helping grow the Catholic Leadership Circle.

How long have you worked with the Catholic Community Foundation?

I am brand new at the Catholic Community Foundation! I started in August.

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Donor Advised Funds Simplify Giving, Make a Lasting Impact on Causes that Count

10-01-2018News & Articles

The Catholic Community Foundation provides an opportunity for community members to simplify their charitable giving while making a lasting, positive impression in the community through donor advised funds.

It allows the donor to make a gift, in stocks or cash, that will fund the Donor Advised Fund. The fund’s assets grow tax free and the donor is able to provide recommendations on grants to be made from the fund through their online portal — all without any fees.

For Jerry and Kathleen Morgan, establishing their Donor Advised Fund six years ago has provided a way to give consistently to the charities of their choice regardless of variations in their income.

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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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