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December 2018
Dear Friends in Christ ,
The Catholic Foundation of Central Florida team would like to thank you for your generosity that has made 2018 an outstanding year. We are grateful for what has been accomplished because of our partnership with generous Catholic leaders like you and our pastors and partners throughout the Diocese of Orlando. Because of your dedication and service to the Catholic and Central Florida communities, The Foundation was able to accomplish the following this year: 
  • Recognized as the nation’s top Catholic foundation for stewardship.
  • Enhanced communications and transparency through a mobile-friendly and accessible website.
  • Supported God’s work through campaigns for our diocese, parishes and schools.
  • Three of our lay Board members were honored by Pope Francis for their contributions to the Catholic faith and our Central Florida community.
  • Honored donor intentions with endowment distributions of more than $1.5 million to help our parishes, schools and local community needs.
  • Supported Bishop Grady Villas, Pathways to Care, Bishop Moore Catholic High School, JMJ Pregnancy Center, and the Diocese of Orlando through event sponsorships.
  • Responded to hurricane disasters with support for housing, food and Catholic school tuition.
Together, we now joyfully await the coming of our savior, Jesus Christ. Merry Christmas!
Do not be afraid; for behold, I proclaim to you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. For today in the city of David a savior has been born for you who is Messiah and Lord. – Luke 2: 10, 11

An Evening of Gratitude

 Evening of Gratitude 2018
The Catholic Foundation celebrated an Evening of Gratitude in honor of benevolent Catholic leaders like you within the Diocese of Orlando. Bishop John Noonan thanked the 120 donors in attendance whose generosity transforms lives throughout Central Florida. To see event photos, please click here.  

Thank you Trustco Bank!

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Catholic Foundation Board Member, Allan Keen, was honored by Trustco Bank as a “Hometown Hero,” and provided with a $1,000 donation for the charitable organization of his choice. Allan donated the gift to The Catholic Foundation, which will be used to inspire Catholic philanthropy in our Diocese. 

Catholic Foundation Annual Retreat

2018 Catholic Foundation Staff Retreat
Catholic Foundation staff enjoyed a day of prayer, fellowship and fun at their annual retreat. The day began at Bishop Moore Catholic High School, followed by lunch and a fun team-building session at SAK Comedy Lab in Downtown Orlando. 
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 Preparing Your Catholic Legacy

You are Invited to a Free Seminar about:
  • Wills
  • Estate Planning
  • Catholic Funerals 
  • Funeral Planning
Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019 12pm – 3pm
Lunch will be provided. St. Patrick Parish Center
6803 Old Hwy 441 South
 Mt. Dora, FL This Seminar is free but seating is limited.
For seminar details, please click here.

Establish your Catholic Legacy with an Endowment

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Did you know? You can establish your Catholic legacy by donating any amount to existing endowments managed by The Catholic Foundation, including those that assist with Catholic school scholarships, Seminarian education or programs that assist the needy with food, medicine or shelter. Or you can establish a new endowment with a minimum gift of $20,000 to support a different cause close to your heart. Please contact Kimberlee Peabody at 407-246-4885 for more information. 

The Catholic Foundation in the news…

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Catholic Foundation earns national award
Please click here or on the headline above to read the article.

Merry Christmas!

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