A message from our Chairman, John Even


May your summer bring many blessings

Our youngest daughter, Emily, was born on the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in 2002, so this Feast Day and the whole month of June has always been a special one for our family. I hope that this month and this summer bring many blessings to all of you and your families and that you are able to get out of town for a vacation for at least a little while to refresh your minds, bodies, and souls.

For my wife, Rebecca and me, our faith is the most important part of our lives. The Catholic Community Foundation helps us put our faith into action through streamlining our charitable giving and helping us support our favorite ministries in an impactful way. As Saint Ignatius of Loyola says, “Faith is seen more in deeds than in words.”

For over 35 years, the Catholic Community Foundation has been creating and managing the financial vehicles necessary for you to leave the Catholic legacy you want no matter what the size of your estate. As a long-time estate planning and business attorney in the Valley, I know how important it is for all families to plan well. For over 20 years, I have been blessed to serve the Foundation in various volunteer capacities, and I am currently serving as the Chairman of the Board for the Foundation. It has been an amazing journey, and I am happy to serve in accomplishing the mission of encouraging philanthropy and providing financial support for Catholic evangelization and education. Whether it is to schedule a seminar at your parish or a meeting with one or our team, to join our Catholic Leadership Circle to make impactful grants for incredible ministries, or to sponsor a future student leader through the Christian Service Awards, I encourage you to call us today to ask how the Foundation can help you leave your Catholic legacy.

Many blessings to you and yours during this Sacred Heart Month! Have a wonderful summer!