St. Vincent de Paul


SVDP St. Clement Conference Endowment Fund


Karen and Patrick Marks are cradle Catholics with a strong desire to give back to their community. “After Karen’s mother passed away, we realized we needed to begin making plans so family and friends would know the organizations we support,” Patrick shared.


“We know there are many people in need in north Georgia, and while Atlanta has a lot of resources, there are not as many resources in this area,” shared Karen, “and we wanted to do something that would help our neighbors in need. The SVdP Conference at St. Clement Catholic Church in Calhoun, Georgia was perfect as it aligned well with our objective.” The fund allows the Marks to support the local Catholic church, which has a much smaller presence serving the needy in the community when compared to the many Protestant based service organizations. In addition, it will help elevate the work of St. Vincent de Paul and increase the impact of Catholic outreach in the area.


Give to the SVdP Georgia St. Clement Conference Endowment Fund