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Upcoming Events


Legacy Liaison Meeting – April 26, 2022
12-1 PM at the Chancery of the Archdiocese of Atlanta (2401 Lake Park Drive, map)
Lunch and networking will begin at 11:30 AM.

A Legacy Liaison is a champion to promote the growth of your parish, school, or nonprofit’s endowment fund through current and legacy gifts. All current and prospective Legacy Liaisons are invited to attend our April meeting.

Representatives from St. Brendan the Navigator Catholic Church and St. John Neumann Catholic Church will share the methods and tools they’ve successfully implemented to grow their endowment funds. Come join us for networking, tips on how to grow your endowment fund through planned giving, and to learn from each other. Please RSVP for the meeting here.

Past Events

Recorded webinars are available here.

Catholic Foundation Investment Forum – March 3, 2022

Our 3rd annual Investment Forum took place on March 3. Our keynote speaker was Rupal Bhansali, Chief Investment Officer & Portfolio Manager, International & Global Equities at Ariel Investments. She presented her contrarian investing views in a talk titled “Winning by Not Losing: A Provocative View of Global Markets.”

Rod Hennek and Michael Butkus of Atlanta Consulting Group shared the an update on the Catholic Foundation portfolio and discussed social responsible investing.

A recording of the Forum is available here.

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#iGiveCatholic 2021 took place on Giving Tuesday, November 30, 2021

$1,079,352 was raised for Catholic parishes, schools, and nonprofits in the Archdiocese of Atlanta during this year’s campaign! 

Visit to see each organization and how donations will make an impact on their communities.

October Legacy Liaison Meeting – October 26

In this session, Wells Fargo Senior Philanthropic Specialist Debra Faulk and Wealth Advisor John Ripoll will provide the “why” to include an appeal for non-cash assets in your year-end plans (especially since about 31% of all annual giving occurs in December) and the “how” to leverage these most valuable assets to achieve maximum impact on your fundraising.

They will share factors predicting current and long-term fundraising growth, investigate the psychological and practical aspects of why gifts of non-assets are so critical for high-growth fundraising, and identify strategies for nonprofits to pursue gifts of non-assets rather than gifts of cash.

Deo Gratias Society Livestream Mass – September 18

The Deo Gratias Society and Founders Society honor Catholics who have given or pledged lasting gifts to the Catholic community. This year, the Deo Gratias Mass was celebrated via livestream by Archbishop Gregory Hartmayer at Mary Our Queen Catholic Church in Peachtree Corners.

A recording of the Mass is coming soon. View the program here.

If you have made a gift in your will or estate plans to support your parish, Catholic school, or Catholic ministry, please contact us so that we can include you in the Deo Gratias Society and send your invitation.

Grants Application Training for Parishes

This training will take place on Zoom and provide an opportunity to learn how to write a competitive application for our Parish Enrichment or Catholic Community Grants. This is a great opportunity for pastors, business managers, administrative assistants, youth ministers, or anyone in the parish who might input a grant application.

Sharon Adams, the Foundation’s Grants Manager, will cover how to navigate the grant application website, tips on how to write a strong grant application, and answer any questions.

Register to watch the recording here. More information on the Catholic Foundation’s grants program is available on our grants page.