"My heart is full of gratitude as I reflect on the blessings that have come from working for the Catholic Community Foundation.” – Mark Conzemius, retiring President We asked Conzemius some questions about his three-decade tenure as a lay leader in the Church. How did you get involved with the CCFESD? My wife,…
Shane and Amy Vetch of Freeman, SD, lost their son Jackson to suicide on December 12, 2012. They continue to work through their grief by helping other teens encounter Christ. Jackson, a vibrant teen that briefly lost his way, was influenced by his Christian summer camp experiences. This inspired the family to establish “The Jackson…
The Eden Catholic community was truly blessed this week with many endowment distribution checks given by generous donors. Donors left a legacy behind to support Sacred Heart Parish of Eden, Eden Park Cemetery, St. Michael Cemetery and St. Joseph Cemetery in Lake City. Marne Hult, Gift Planning Officer in the Watertown Deanery, presented checks to Father Brian Simon and these gifts will go towards parish needs along with care and maintenance of the cemeteries, all in perpetuity.
Julie Becker (left), Executive Director, St. Francis House & Katie Fritz (right), Gift Planning Officer, CCFESD
Marcie Priestly (left), Development, Volunteer and Community Relations Director, Salvation Army Sioux Falls & Katie Fritz (right), Gift Planning Officer, CCFESD
Today I delivered some endowment distribution checks. What an honor and humbling experience. The Salvation Army Sioux Falls and St. Francis House are two organizations in this community that are helping people help themselves by empowering them with dignity and love. Because of incredibly generous donors creating endowments with the Catholic Community Foundation for Eastern South Dakota for the ministries that were important to them, the Salvation Army and St. Francis House will receive distributions to continue their good work forever. Each of us can leave a legacy! What will yours be?
– Katie Fritz, Gift Planning Officer, Catholic Community Foundation for Eastern South Dakota in Sioux Falls