Celebrating 35 Years, 133,934 gifts received and over $311M

November's semi-annual CCFESD Board Meeting and Legacy of Faith celebration was a great chance to celebrate 35 years of the ministry of the CCFESD with everyone who has grown this into an impactful ministry of our Church in eastern SD:
The Legacy Mass & Reception can be found on CCFESD website landing page.

Board Meeting highlights:

  • Consecrated CCFESD Board under the patronage of St Joseph
  • CEO Search Committee established with BJ Schaefbauer, Chair
  • Welcome new members:
    • Brendan & Lynn Van Sambeek, St Lawrence, Milbank
    • Jerry & Kathy Roggenbuck, Immaculate Conception, Watertown
    • Bob & Diane Steers, St Anne, Miller
  • THANK YOU to members serving their last meeting:
    • Roger & Cathy Feickert
    • Bernie & Myrna Hunhoff
    • Fr. David Krogman
    • Bill & Sue Crawford
  • Finance Committee reported a Clean Audit from Eide Bailly and Catholic Social & Moral Guidelines review of investments resulted in 0% issues.
  • Total New Gifts received during the twelve months ending Sept 2022: $22,486,193
  • “A Future Full of Hope for the Diocese of SF” (based on Jeremiah 29:11):
    • $88.9M to go on $212.4M goal
  • $72,660 in grant distributions approved. With the growth in grant applications and amount distributed, the Grant Committee process will be updated for the next grant cycle.
  • Continue to see record participation and increase to a total of $831k in NET Special Event revenue.
  • Bishop DeGrood received a ceremonial check for $1,278,204, representing the specific ministries of the Diocese of SF receiving distributions from endowments.