The Djuric Family Honors Their Patron Saint
Nick Djuric, a parishioner at the Cathedral of Christ the King, knew that one day he wanted to create a fund to honor his family’s patron saint, Bishop Saint Nicholas (Sveti Nikola). Nick was baptized in the Serbian Orthodox Church and his family has relied on the saint’s intercession for unfailing help.
“After our family escaped injury when a large tree fell on our house in 2015 – a close call for which we credited the intercession of St. Nicholas – I decided that day had arrived,” Nick said. He added that “the Catholic Foundation embraced our idea for a donor-advised fund that would convert to an endowment fund at our death, and they made it effortless for us to create and fund the Sveti Nikola Fund when we were ready.”
A donor advised fund is a flexible option for donors who have a passion for giving to the Catholic organizations they care about. The fund is created with a gift to the Catholic Foundation and then the donors may advise and recommend what grants are to be made for charitable purposes, according to what matters to them most.
Through the Sveti Nikola Fund, Nick and his wife Michelle benefit a variety of ecclesiastical, charitable, and educational institutions in the Archdiocese of Atlanta that are important to their family. With a supplemental gift from their estate at their death, the fund will continue to benefit those institutions long into the future.
“We hope that, both now and in the future, the fund will be a reminder to our children of their parents and their Catholic faith.” – Nick Djuric