Challenge Met in 2021
April 25, 2022

In the past, the Catholic Foundation has held an annual Gala event, often considered the signature event for the Diocese of St. Petersburg. However, taking into consideration the safety of guests and good stewardship in protecting financial resources, Bishop Parkes accepted the recommendation from the Board of Trustees to not hold a live event in …

2021 Impact Report
April 10, 2022

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 managing 97 endowed and long-term funds from committed donors, and as stewards of the legacy gifts so generously given, is committed to transparency and accountability. With that commitment, …

Make an Impact
November 10, 2021

We know many 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. An option to consider is opening a Donor-Advised Fund (DAF) through our Catholic Foundation, now celebrating our …

Scholarships Available for Stewardship Conference in September!
July 12, 2021

The Office of Stewardship and Development is sponsoring three (3) scholarships for the International Catholic Stewardship Conference (ICSC) being held in Orlando, Florida September 12-15, 2021. The scholarship is open to Parish Leaders from all 79 parishes and missions of the Diocese of St. Petersburg who are looking to participate in the conference for the …

Parish Stories – St. Thomas the Apostle, Homosassa
May 3, 2021

As a bustling, active parish in Citrus County, parishioners at St. Thomas the Apostle Parish in Homosassa dreamed of building a social hall to house events and bring people together. In 2020, parishioners’ dreams came closer to becoming a reality through the establishment of a Foundation Bequest Fund thanks to a generous $35,000 legacy gift.  …

Impact from 2020 Gala
February 20, 2021

Each year, the Foundation plans and hosts a signature event for the Diocese of St. Petersburg. Historically, this event has been the primary source of annual fundraising for the Foundation and has allowed us to raise millions to support Catholic education tuition assistance programs. During the planning stages of the 2020 Gala, Bishop Parkes asked …

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. …