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Upcoming Events



2024 Endowment Sunday Weekend – May 18-19

Archbishop Hartmayer has approved the third Sunday in May as Endowment Sunday. Endowment Sunday is a chance to educate your parishioners about the importance of securing the financial well-being of the parish both now and forever. It may include a second collection or your parish may focus solely on educating your church community about the endowment fund.

We have many resources available for you, including toolkits, Prayers of the Faithful, and more. The easy to implement toolkit is available in English and Spanish.

Find more information and all of the resources at

For the 2024 archdiocesan wide Endowment Sunday weekend in May, please register to indicate your parish’s participation using this form. All parishes that register will be entered into a drawing for a $500 donation to the parish endowment fund.

Building the Future of Your Parish: Endowment Sunday Training Webinar
April 17, 12-12:30 PM

Have your questions answered on a 30-minute lunch time webinar on how to hold an Endowment Sunday. We will cover the resources available and the suggested timeline so you can promote awareness of your parish’s endowment fund to your community.

Register here.

Past Events

Recorded webinars are available here.


2024 Catholic Foundation Investment Forum – March 2, 2023

The 5th annual Catholic Foundation Investment Forum was March 2, 2023. Our keynote speaker was Ronald Temple, Chief Market Strategist at Lazard. His presentation was titled “Global Economic and Market Outlook.” Michael Butkus of Atlanta Consulting Group presented “Optimizing a Portfolio For a Foundation of Faith.”

A recording of the Investment Forum is available here.

Learn more about the annual Investment Forum.   

Lunch & Learn: End of Year Giving Strategies – November 8

Our speaker for this lunch and learn was Christy Eckoff, CAP, CFRE, Senior Trust Advisor, Wells Fargo Private Bank. Christy presented on “End of Year Giving Strategies,” addressing giving trends and opportunities, as well as giving channels such as IRAs, donor advised funds, and charitable gift annuities.

Watch the recording.

Christy Eckoff is an expert on legislative changes and laws surrounding private foundations, supporting organizations, donor advised funds, and nonprofit taxation. Previously, Christy served as Chief Foundation Officer and Managing Director Philanthropic Counsel at the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta and as Managing Director and Philanthropic Counsel at the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta. Christy is a CFRE (Certified Fundraising Executive) and a CAP® (Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy).       

Building Your Catholic Center Endowment Fund – November 9, 2-3 PM

Join the Catholic Foundation for this kickoff webinar as we debut a toolkit for Catholic Centers to use to grow their endowment fund. With pre-built emails, social media graphics, bulletin notes, and more customized for the different audiences of a Catholic Center (current students, alumni, parents, and community members), learn how to use these resources.

Watch the recording.

Deo Gratias Mass and Reception – September 23, 2023
St. Peter Chanel Catholic Church

The Deo Gratias Mass and Reception honors those who have given or pledged lasting gifts to the Catholic community.

Watch a recording of the Mass.

Click here to learn more about our Giving Societies.

Preparing for #iGiveCatholic Training Webinar – September 13th, 2023

Join the Catholic Foundation to learn about how to run a successful #iGiveCatholic campaign. This is a great overview for first time participants or review for returning participants.

Watch the Recording | Download the Slides

Catholic Foundation Investment Forum – March 2, 2023

The 4th annual Catholic Foundation Investment Forum was March 2, 2023. Our keynote speaker was Ronald Temple, Chief Market Strategist at Lazard Asset Management. He presented “Investing Against a New Economic Paradigm: A Global Market Outlook.” Michael Butkus and Rod Hennek of Atlanta Consulting Group will present “Investing Through a Catholic Lens.”

A recording of the Investment Forum is available here. Learn more about the Investment Forum.

Legacy Liaisons Coffee Hour – February 8, 2023

At this meeting, we discussed ways to encourage gifts from an IRA to your parish’s, school’s, or nonprofit’s endowment fund. With the new changes to IRA distribution laws made in December 2022, this is a great time to learn more about this gift opportunity.

Watch a recording of the meeting.

Legacy Liaisons Webinar – November 15

Do you care deeply about the long term stability of your Catholic parish, school, or nonprofit? Our Legacy Liaison November webinar focused on how to promote your organization’s endowment fund to ensure their financial stability now and in the future.

Topics covered:

– Tips on how to grow your organization’s endowment fund through planned giving
– Best ways to prepare for end of year giving
– How the Catholic Foundation can help support your efforts

Watch the recording.

2022 Charitable Giving Webinar: How to Navigate Giving in Today’s Market – November 10, 2022


State of the Market Overview
Rod Hennek, Founding Partner and Consultant, Atlanta Consulting Group

Making the Most of Your Charitable Giving
Jennie Stipick, CFP®, CRPC®, Financial Advisor, Edward Jones

Watch the recording.


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Professional Advisors Network Luncheon – September 28, 2022

At our Professional Advisors Network event, we shared how the Catholic Foundation can work with you to help your clients achieve their charitable giving through current and planned giving. There was also time for networking and a short program with the following speakers:

– Dave Cook, Financial Advisor, Edward Jones – presenting on his experience finding ways to help clients take care of family members and create charitable legacy goals.
– Jody Foster, President, Symphony Consulting LLC and CFNGA Board Member
– Brent Herrin, Managing Partner, Small | Herrin, LLP and CFNGA Board Member

The Catholic Foundation Professional Advisors Network brings together estate planning attorneys, accountants, financial planners, wealth managers, and insurance advisors to promote collaboration, education, and leadership in current and legacy giving among their Catholic clients.


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