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 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 made the decision to place our event on “pause,” the need to support these ministries remains. Therefore, we have asked our dedicated event sponsors and supporters to accept our 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. Our 2020 and 2021 successes are highlighted below, along with our goal for the 2022 Giving Challenge.

The Transformational Parish Growth Summit was supported by dollars granted to evangelization efforts. Click here to learn more about the event.

Click here to learn more about the 2022 Giving Challenge.

We offer special thanks to all of our 2021 Giving Challenge Partners


Chris and Lauren Schellman


Angels Senior Living

Mr. & Mrs. John Astrab

DiVito Higham & Vasti, PA

Nativity Catholic Church & School

Oman Construction LLC

Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Peters

Mr. Lawrence Schinsky

St. Timothy Catholic Church

SunTrust Bank, now Truist


Catapult Learning

James and Joyce Desmond

Image Construction, Corp.

David and Nancy Ridenour


Bishop McLaughlin Catholic High School

Calvary Catholic Cemetery

Clearwater Central Catholic High School

The Concord Advisory Group, Ltd

Creative Contractors

Michael & Janet Daigle

John and Lauri Haffner

Mercy of God Polish Mission

Meritain Health, an Aetna Company

Frank & Barbara Murphy

Gary & Cathie Opala


Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church

Sabal Trust

Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Tampa

SBJ Resch Family Foundation Inc.

Robert & Nancy Shannon

St. Anne Catholic Church, Ruskin

St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church

St. Ignatius of Antioch Catholic Church

St. Lawrence Catholic Church

St. Mary Catholic Church

St. Paul Catholic Church, St. Petersburg

St. Paul Catholic Church, Tampa

St. Petersburg Catholic High School

Tampa Catholic High School

William & Carrie Tapp

The Radius Design Group, LLC

Richard & Bonnie Timmons