Good Shepherd Legacy Society — A celebration of faith, a gathering of friends
The Catholic Community Foundation hosted Cardinal Robert Sarah, president of the Vatican’s Pontifical Council Cor Unum, on May 9 at San Fernando Cathedral where he celebrated Mass and installed the latest recipients of the Foundation’s Good Shepherd Legacy Society Award.
The liturgy at the cathedral was concelebrated by Archbishop Gustavo García-Siller, M.Sp.S., Bishop Mark J. Seitz of the Diocese of El Paso, Bishop Emeritus Michael D. Pfeifer, O.M.I. of the Diocese of San Angelo, Bishop Emeritus John W. Yanta of the Diocese of Amarillo, retired Auxiliary Bishop Thomas J. Flanagan, and numerous other clergy of the archdiocese.
The Catholic Foundation’s Good Shepherd Legacy Society serves to promote thoughtful and effective Catholic philanthropy by recognizing those who have designated the Foundation as their giving vehicle in their stewardship and/or in their estate plan as a reflection of their commitment to their faith and their values.
The Good Shepherd Legacy Society recognizes individuals and families who make a minimum commitment of $25,000 through a planned gift, establishing a donor advised fund, creating an endowment fund, contributing to an existing ministry fund, or making a donation to the Catholic ministry of their choice through the Foundation.
Inductees into the group for 2013-14 who were recognized prior to the conclusion of the Mass by Ruben Escobedo, chairman of the Board of the CCF, are: Clifton Bolner, Ray Hannigan, Jeff Jung, William and Margie Klesse, Msgr. Lawrence J. Stuebben, and Vivian Vance.
Cardinal: Catholic Community Foundation praised for service, stewardship to local church
At a luncheon following the liturgy, organizations receiving distributions from the Foundation were presented checks totaling $1,286,059.92. Among these entities were: the Pontifical Council Cor Unum, Archdiocese of San Antonio, Catholic Television of San Antonio, Archives of the Archdiocese of San Antonio, Old Spanish Missions, Assumption Seminary, Sacred Heart Catholic School in Floresville, St. Mary Catholic Church in Stockdale, St. James Catholic School in Seguin, and Hope for the Future.
Cardinal Sarah, in his remarks, stated, “I praise the Catholic Community Foundation for their work in service and stewardship to the Church in Texas.”
Our Unique and Growing Ministry:
The Catholic Community Foundation is an autonomous pious foundation formed under Canon Law sections 1303, §1,1 and 114, §2 and incorporated as a nonprofit entity in the State of Texas. Organized in 2006 under the ecclesial authority of the Metropolitan Archbishop of San Antonio, the foundation represents an emerging ministry that:
- Provides investment services and endowments for the benefit of the apostolic activities of the Roman Catholic Church and its related institutions; and,
- Provides donors with strategies and mechanisms to provide financial support for the Catholic ministries of their choice through Donor Advised Funds, Planned Giving/Bequests or outright donations.
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To receive, manage, safeguard and grow
investments supporting organizations and
donors aligned with the Catholic Faith.
Introducing the Catholic Fraternity Fund - a Resource to Other Catholic Foundations and Dioceses
The Catholic Fraternity Fund is a wholly owned nonprofit subsidiary of the Catholic Community Foundation. Its purpose is to work with other foundations and dioceses to provide the support services needed to assist them in managing their investments in a pooled fund that takes advantage of the critical mass needed for risk mitigation, diversification, appreciation potential and lower costs.
In today’s complex and volatile financial markets more and more parishes and dioceses are seeking the services of independent Catholic foundations to assist them in managing and protecting their cash assets. However, such foundations are very expensive to establish and maintain unless your fund has enough critical mass of invested assets to sustain itself.
The Catholic Fraternity Fund is designed to serve the needs of dioceses and other foundations without requiring an investment of working capital for operations or incurring the significant legal expenses for formation and compliance. This savings is accomplished by the “pooling” of Fraternity Funds to reduce risk and to increase investment opportunities within an already established and compliant structure.
The Foundation, and The Fund, are designed to provide investment services through socially responsible investment models in accordance with Church teaching.
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The Catholic Community Foundation and the Catholic Fraternity Fund work exclusively with organizations listed in the Official Catholic Directory and lay persons who wish to support the ministry of the Church through a Donor Advised Fund, Planned Giving/Bequest, or by outright donation.
We are here to serve the needs of the Church through our unique ministry of managing cash and investment resources through an array of investment models and giving vehicles.
If you have an interest in having us work for you, please contact Jeff Jung, Chief Operating Officer, at 210-734-1910 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Feast Day: September 21st
Patron saint of bankers and accountants
St. Matthew, you were first a tax collector and then, following Christ’s call, a gatherer of souls. Later you wrote the Gospel accounts of what Jesus, descendant of David, said and did as Teacher and Savior. Dear Saint Matthew, we pray for your blessings and guidance for the Catholic Community Foundation and for all who seek our help that we might imitate your example by being careful and faithful stewards for those who entrust their resources to us. Amen.