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Upcoming Events

Archdiocesan Wide Endowment Sunday – May 21, 2023
Archbishop Hartmayer has approved the third Sunday in May (5/21) as Endowment Sunday in 2023. 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.

Let us know you’re participating by filling out this 4-question registration form. Parishes who register and promote their endowment funds will be entered in a drawing to win $500 for their parish endowment fund!

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

Find more information and all the resources at


Past Events

Recorded webinars are available here.



Catholic Foundation Investment Forum – March 2, 2023
Dunwoody Country Club (1600 Dunwoody Club Dr, Atlanta, GA 30350)
7:45 – 8:30 AM – Check in and breakfast | 8:30 – 10:30 AM – Speakers and Q&A

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 will be available soon. 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.

A recording of the meeting will be available soon.

#iGiveCatholic 2022

This annual giving day celebrates being Catholic by giving Catholic! This is a great opportunity to support schools, parishes, missions, nonprofits, and ministries in the Archdiocese of Atlanta that are doing the work of the church.

Early giving began November 14 and iGiveCatholic was on Giving Tuesday, November 29. This year, $921,530 was raised among 79 organizations in our archdiocese!

See 2022 results.

Learn more about iGiveCatholic.

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.


Event sponsors:

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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#iGiveCatholic 2022 Training Webinar – September 21, 2022

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. For more information on iGiveCatholic, click here.

Click here to watch the recording.

Deo Gratias Recognition Mass and Reception – September 10, 2022

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 by Archbishop Gregory Hartmayer, OFM Conv. at Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church in Brookhaven.

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

Click here to watch the recording of the 2022 Deo Gratias Mass.