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March 2019 Update

03-20-2019NewslettersDcn. James Carabajal

My grandmother used to say, "Jimmy, time sure flies when you're having fun". We, the dedicated staff at the Catholic Community Foundation are doing just that! We are having an amazing time serving the Catholic Community in the Diocese of Phoenix, offering a variety of financial tools and resources. We are honored to execute our mission by facilitating gracious giving, prudent investing and thoughtful granting among the faithful in one of the fastest growing Catholic communities in the country.

In the past 30 days, 15 very deserving organizations presented their greatest needs to 50 Catholic Leadership Circle members at the 4th annual CLC Pitch Day. Forty students received the prestigious Christian Service Scholarship at St. John XXIII Catholic School Community, where generous sponsors gave four year scholarships, valued at $8,000.00, to students who strive to live the Two Greatest Commandments of Loving God and Loving Neighbor. And if that wasn't enough, the Foundation has begun working on a new scholarship program that will provide awards based on "financial-need" for students in the Diocese to attend Catholic school beginning in the 2019-2020 school year. This is possible because of a generous donor who remembered the Foundation in her estate wishing to support Catholic Education.

And finally, the Foundation is planning and preparing for the 31st annual Crozier Gala, celebrating the 50 years of the Diocese of Phoenix, to be held on April 27 at The Phoenician. This will be truly a celebration to remember. I now have an even greater appreciation of what my grandmother used to say.

The Catholic Community Foundation, here in the Diocese of Phoenix, wants to be a part of your philanthropic giving. We pledge that your precious gifts will be protected, invested well, and available to the members of the Catholic community as you designate for now and beyond a lifetime. God Bless you!