Catholic Foundation

Catholic Foundation

Diocese of Norwich Educational Endowment Fund
The Rev. Thomas Ahern Endowment for the Hungry Poor
The Rev. Thomas Ahern Seminarian Endowment Fund
All Saints Parish Endowment Fund
The Rev. Richard Archambault Endowment Fund
The Leo E. & Lorraine A. Barron Endowment Fund
The Elise F. & J. Marshall Brown Endowment Fund
The Jane Couture Memorial Endowment Fund
The Mary E. Curtin & Rev. J. Clifford Curtin Seminarian Scholarship Fund
The David Endowment Fund
The Mabel Enos English Endowment Fund
The Eric B. Evans Scholarship Fund
The Theodora Goberis Trust
The Maria & Edward Hargus Family Endowment Fund
The Bishop Daniel A. Hart Fund for the Homeless
The Gordon & Ann Jackson Trust
The Margaret L. Keller Catholic Charities Heritage Endowment Fund
The Anne Lachowicz Trust
Rev. Robert E. McNulty Endowment
The John & Virginia Manning Endowment Fund
The Joseph J. & Elizabeth A. Morrone Endowment Fund
The Eugene & Anne O’Neill Endowment Fund
The William F., Jr. & Flora L. O’Neil Scholarship Fund
Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Endowment Fund
The Charles & Jane Pelletier Endowment Fund
The Genevieve Rafferty Endowment Fund
The Theresa N. Reardon Endowment Fund
The Colin & Loretta Rice Endowment Fund
The Roach Family Endowment Fund
The Rev. Richard F. Roughan Scholarship Fund
Sacred Heart Church Education Endowment
St. Edward Parish Endowment Fund
St. Francis of Assisi Parish Endowment Fund
St. Mary Star of the Sea Parish Endowment Fund
Very Reverend William F. Schneider Endowment Fund
The Amber Grace Smith Scholarship Fund
The Robert W. Talmadge Endowment Fund
The Wronowski Family Scholarship Fund In Honor of Msgr. Robert L. Brown

For Information, please contact:

Development Director
Mary Ellen Mahoney
Phone: 860-886-1928 ext. 13
Email: memahoney@norwichdiocese.net

2020 Board of Directors

Most Reverend Michael R. Cote, D.D.
Reverend. Monsignor Leszek T. Janik, J.C.L.
Reverend Peter Langevin, S.T.B., Ph.L.
Tom Kasprzak, President
Daniel Adams, Vice President
Angela V. Arnold
Jean Barrasso
Bill Butchka
Shane Kuzel
Anne Ogden
Todd Postler
Robert Ricca
Mother Mary David Riquier, S.C.M.C.
Tara Whitehead

Catholic Foundation Selects Reverend Roughan Scholarship Recipients
The Catholic Foundation of the Diocese of Norwich, Inc. is pleased to announce the 2020 recipients of the Reverend Richard F. Roughan Scholarships as Julia Kalrberg, daughter of Mark and Kathleen Karlberg of Waterford, and Payton Sutman, son of Heston and Elizabeth Sutman, also of Waterford. Julia is entering her sophomore year at the University of Rhode Island, where she is majoring in mechanical engineering. Payton will begin his freshman year at the College of the Holy Cross this fall. Each year, two students are selected by the Foundation to receive the Reverend R...

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Amber Grace Smith's Lasting Gift
Few of us know the pain of losing a child. As a parent of three, I cannot imagine having to send one of them home to be with God, yet I know that every year, thousands of parents fight through the pain of just that as childhood cancer claims another life. In all my life, I have never met a more faith filled family than the family of Matt and Caron Smith, who endured such a tragedy in December 2018. The Smiths’ second youngest child, Amber Grace Smith, became sick with a rare brain cancer, glioblastoma multiforme, when she was only 6 years old. After being hospitali...

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Kind Hearts Fuel Catholic Foundation Growth
By Mary Ellen Mahoney If the Catholic Foundation had ears, they would be ringing! More and more often people are discussing the Catholic Foundation as being a good place to donate some of their hard-earned money. During 2019, the Catholic Foundation has added new endowments at a very steady pace. People realize that by establishing an endowment within the Catholic Foundation, they can ensure that their favorite parish, school or diocesan ministry will receive financial support long after they have moved on to a better life with Jesus. Potential donors also understand...

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The Catholic Foundation Continues 19th Year of Giving
By Mary Ellen Mahoney The Catholic Foundation celebrated its 19th year of giving on June 20th during its Annual Awards Dinner held at the Holiday Inn, Norwich. The dinner was attended by the largest number of families, students and ministry representatives to date and tuition assistance, amounting to $117,890 was distributed to the largest number ever, a whopping 281 elementary students! In addition, another $15,805 was distributed among the four diocesan secondary schools. A total of $117,647 in grant money was distributed to beneficiaries of the foundation’s rest...

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Two New Endowments Added to Catholic Foundation
By Mary Ellen Mahoney Generous and kind people continue to look to endowments in the Catholic Foundation as a great way to support their favorite Diocesan ministry in a substantial and lasting way. The Catholic Foundation’s 28th and 29th ministries were recently established. Liza Roach and her father, Robert N. Roach, Jr (Nick) through their family owned company, The Chemical Company, located in Jamestown, Rhode Island established the Roach Family Endowment Fund this past September. Liza is the Youth and Young Adult Minister in the Office of Faith Events. The Roach...

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Catholic Foundation Makes Largest Contribution to Students and Community Organizations in 18th Year of Giving
By Mary Ellen Mahoney   “Wow, look at all the people!” one brother exclaimed, holding the hand of his little sister, as they walked into the ballroom of the Holiday Inn, Norwich at this year’s Catholic Foundation Annual Awards Dinner. Nearly 300 people, the largest crowd ever, gathered together for this very special evening on June 21st. In its 18th year of giving, the Catholic Foundation of the Diocese of Norwich made its largest distribution in its history. A grand total of $331, 937.00 was distributed among grant applicants from the four counti...

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Roman Catholic Diocese of Norwich
Office of Development
197 Broadway
Norwich, CT 06360-4488
Phone: 860-886-1928
Fax: 860-886-2651