2021 Giving Challenge
In past years, the Catholic Foundation has held its annual Gala in February as the signature event for the Diocese of St. Petersburg. This event usually brings together 600+ supporters from Citrus, Hernando, Hillsborough, Pasco and Pinellas counties. However, for 2021 Bishop Parkes has accepted the recommendation of the Board of Trustees to not hold a live event in order to avoid issues of safety for our guests and good stewardship in protecting financial resources in uncertain times.
While we have made the decision to place our event on “pause,” the need to support these ministries remains. Therefore, we are asking our dedicated event sponsors and supporters to accept our 2021 Giving Challenge, transitioning their support of our event into a gift knowing that with no event expense, 100% of every dollar donated will be directed to the key areas of ministry:
• Tuition assistance for families seeking a Catholic school education for their children
• Affordable housing projects within the five counties we serve
• Regional youth ministry and young adult programs
• Evangelization efforts to assist in spreading the Good News
We’d like to offer special thanks to those that have already accepted our challenge.