Happy New Year from the Catholic Foundation!

As we usher in a new year and decade, all of us here at the Catholic Foundation are grateful for your continued support.  Thank you for your dedication to serving our parishes, Catholic schools and communities.  Because of your wonderful generosity, the Catholic Foundation has grown to more than $100 million and has distributed more than $40 million to parishes, Catholic schools and other Catholic organizations.

Your gifts do such things as introduce children to Jesus, bring hope and healing to families struggling most in life and educate our future church leaders.   Thank you!

To learn more about how gifts are used throughout our Diocese, please click here.

God bless,

Josh Diedrich
Executive Director

The one by One Campaign

The Catholic Foundation has helped the Diocese of Green Bay launch the one by One campaign.  This mission campaign will raise funds to strengthen and ensure the future of our parishes by addressing their critical needs, enhance Catholic education, broaden social services programs and ministries and help support our seminarians.

To learn more about the one by One campaign, please click here.


Merry Christmas from the Catholic Foundation!

“…and on entering the house they saw the child with Mary his mother. They prostrated themselves and did him homage.  Then they opened their treasures and offered him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh.”  —  Matthew 2:11

Dear Friends,

The Magi came to baby Jesus bearing gifts and to honor him.  We at the Catholic Foundation are incredibly grateful for the many gifts you share to honor Jesus and help spread His love with people.  Here are few ways you make a difference.

From all of us at the Catholic Foundation, we pray the love of Jesus fills your heart and home this Christmas.


Josh Diedrich,
and the staff of the Catholic Foundation

Holiday Office Hours

The Catholic Foundation office is closed for the Christmas holiday starting Monday, December 23 and will reopen on Thursday, January 2.  If you need assistance with a year end gift or online giving, please call Josh Diedrich at 920.272.8197.  Thank you!


Merry Christmas from the Catholic Foundation

“She wrapped him in swaddling clothes and laid him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.” Luke 2:7

The anticipation, arrival and celebration of Jesus on Christmas Day bring us all joy.  May you and your family experience the love of Jesus during this Christmas season and throughout the New Year!

The Catholic Foundation has encouraged financial stewardship and generosity for 20 years.  To learn more about the Catholic Foundation, please view the Annual Report on our website.

Peace and blessings,

Josh Diedrich and the Staff of the Catholic Foundation

Retirement Collection December 14 & 15

Through the Retirement Collection we are able to
Share in the Care of our retired sisters, brothers, religious order priests and senior priests in our Diocese.  Many of these selfless women and men continue to minister well into their 80’s and 90’s.

A collection will take place at your parish on December 14 & 15.  Please prayerfully consider a generous gift and pray for God’s continued blessing on them.

To help those who have helped us over a lifetime, please make an online gift today!  You may also send a check payable to: CF/Retirement Collection

Mail to: Catholic Foundation, PO Box 23001, Green Bay, WI  54305-3001

Thank you for sharing in the care of our retired sisters, brothers, religious order and senior priests in our Diocese.

IRA Charitable Rollover

Did you know if you are 70 1/2 or older, you can make a charitable gift up to $100,000 from your IRA?  Your gift will qualify for your required minimum distribution and you will not have to pay federal income tax on the amount given directly from your IRA to charity.

Please consider a gift to your parish, Catholic school, the Catholic Foundation, Bishop’s Appeal Endowment or other diocesan ministry.

For more information, please contact your IRA administrator or tax adviser.  You may also call Josh Diedrich at 920-272-8197 or email [email protected]

To qualify as a 2019 rollover all transfers must be completed by Tuesday, December 31!

Giving Tuesday

First came Black Friday, then Cyber Monday.  Now, Giving Tuesday reminds us to slow down and consider giving to those charities we love most.  A gift to the Catholic Foundation helps those in need of counseling through Catholic Charities, provides scholarships to Camp Tekakwitha, or inspires others on their spiritual journey at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help.  Giving Tuesday places people in need at the forefront of our holiday frenzy.  Make your gift today.

Happy Thanksgiving from the Catholic Foundation!

You are being enriched in every way for all generosity,
which through us produces thanksgiving to God. — 2 Corinthians 9:11Last Supper Stained Glass window

Blessings to you this Thanksgiving!  Day after day at the Catholic Foundation we witness wonderful generosity from people.  We see firsthand the difference every gift makes.  Through your gifts to the Catholic Foundation, we have a bountiful harvest to share with those who need compassion and support.  Together we show thanksgiving to God with this abundance of sharing.  Thank you.  Have a blessed and happy Thanksgiving!

Josh Diedrich
Executive Director

Happy Thanksgiving

Enter His gates with thanksgiving, His courts with praisMost-Precious-Bood-Parish-Stain-Glass-Jesuse.
Give thanks to Him, bless His name. — Psalms 100:4

God is good!  His blessings are bountiful and we have much to be thankful for as we approach this Thanksgiving holiday.  Amid the chaos and celebration of what we hope is a joyous holiday for you and your family, consider your blessings and please pray for those who are suffering in the world.  One of the great blessings for the Catholic Foundation has been the financial support we are able to bring forth to those who are struggling and to share the Gospel.  God’s peace to you on this special day!

Josh Diedrich
Executive Director, Catholic Foundation of the Diocese of Green Bay