Helping Catholics Make

a Lasting Difference.

Francis Michael Hartman

It is a love story. Francis Michael Hartman loved God. He loved Margaret Mary, his wife. And he loved his church. And now his loving generosity will bless future generations. Pastors and finance councils at St. Thomas the Aquinas Catholic Church benefited from Mr. Hartman’s counsel (he was a CPA at Crane Co.). Many more will benefit from his generosity, his character, and the legacy that he created. His work in the name of Christ manifested itself in numerous ways over 35 years: as a capital donor, long-time chair of the parish finance committee, an art collector who donated statues of St. Thomas Aquinas and St. Pius X in the narthex, and as an active leader of the Knights of Columbus in the parish. But before his death in 2013, Mr. Hartman preserved a Catholic legacy that will stand even longer than the statues that represent his passion for his faith and for art. A planned gift provided that the bulk of his estate would go to The Catholic Foundation to establish the Francis M. and Margaret Mary Hartman Endowment Fund for the benefit of St. Thomas Aquinas Church in memory of his late wife. By working together and creating plans for future Catholic legacies like Frank Hartman did, we continue to grow, move, and serve as one body, in Christ. Thanks to our donors and to all those who pray for us, His love can reach more places and touch more lives.