Behind the Scenes of a Live Stream Event with Bishop Parkes
February 19, 2021

A giving society is established by organizations to give thanks to those who make it possible for them to fulfill their mission. While this is usually done through in-person events, the Diocese of St. Petersburg courageously jumped into the unknown last November to launch their Mater Dei Giving Society virtually. “For the last couple of […]

Committed to Transparency and Accountability – 2020 Impact Report
February 18, 2021

The purpose of endowed and long-term investments is to provide support to beneficiaries now and into the future. The Catholic Foundation is proud to be entrusted with more than 70 managed and endowed funds from committed donors. As stewards of the legacy gifts so generously given, the Catholic Foundation is committed to transparency and accountability. […]

Legacy Planning Video Series
February 18, 2021

As with many large gatherings in the past year, the popular Catholic Foundation Life Planning Workshops for parishes were put on hold. However, questions surrounding legacy planning, legal matters and financial planning issues were flooding in. To assist and provide a new resource for parishes and their parishioners, the Catholic Foundation has launched the new […]

2020 Diocesan Annual Report
January 29, 2021

Even through difficulties and challenges, our more than 24,000 generous donors provided more than $10 million in support of our 50+ diocesan ministries and services through the 2020 Annual Pastoral Appeal. Gifts were also made to support special projects through the Forward in Faith Campaign, and Bishop Gregory Parkes launched our new Mater Dei Giving […]

2021 Giving Challenge Update
January 22, 2021

The Catholic Foundation 2021 Giving Challenge is off to a great start! Two weeks ago, the Foundation announced that due to the current status of the pandemic and concern for the safety of potential guests, the annual Gala event would not be held in 2021.   Instead, past event sponsors and supporters, as well as […]

Event Change Brings Exciting Challenge
January 4, 2021

As we embark on a new year, the Catholic Foundation is making changes to a traditional, well-loved annual event. In past years, the Catholic Foundation held its Gala in February as the signature event for the Diocese of St. Petersburg, bringing together 600+ supporters from across our five counties. Taking into account the current status of […]

Gift Giving Advantages to Not-For-Profits at Year-End
December 1, 2020

There are many advantages to making a gift to a not-for-profit at year-end, and gifts to parishes, our Catholic ministries and diocesan Church qualify. For those interested in making a year-end gift through an IRA, a donor-advised or giving stock, please contact the Office of Stewardship and Development at stewardship@dosp.org. For those wanting to explore […]

A Donor-Advised Fund Made for Catholics
December 1, 2020

We know that many of our parishioners actively search for ways to invest in their parishes, the greater Catholic Church as well as other organizations that align with our Catholic Values. They look to support good deeds through their generous giving. Because of this, we are proud and excited to announce the launch of the […]

Parish Stories – St. Francis of Assisi, Seffner
May 25, 2020

St. Francis of Assisi Parish is a Christ-centered community. The parish strives to be a warm, friendly and caring faith family, where the gifts and talents of all, young and old, are recognized and graciously used to nurture others, and to worship together in a vibrant and spirit-filled liturgy. Through their mission, they go forth […]