The Catholic Diocese of Madison Foundation
The Catholic Diocese of Madison Foundation, Inc. (the CDMF) was established as a Catholic non-profit organization in 2006 to serve the people of the Catholic Diocese of Madison. It was formed for the purpose of procuring and building endowment funds to act as a permanent organization for the funds given to benefit the work of the Catholic Church in the Diocese of Madison. The Foundation is a means for organizations and individuals to ensure long-term financial stability for the religious, charitable, and educational efforts of the Diocese. A Board of Directors consisting of priests and professional lay men and women manage the Foundation.
The Foundation assists people in guiding their charitable donations in an effective and official manner in order to better aid the Diocese. The donations are safeguarded and protected by the CDMF. Endowments are designated by either the donor or by the Foundation, following the donor’s wishes if a fund is specified.
Since it’s establishment in 1946, the Catholic Diocese of Madison has continually promoted the mission of Jesus Christ. The people of the Diocese have upheld the Church’s teachings by building strong communities of faith and establishing parishes to serve as the core of community and family life.
With a current population of nearly 270,000 Catholics in 11 counties, the need of our Diocese is greater than ever. The CDMF aims to aid in the mission of the Diocese as we continue to be a people called by Christ to love and serve in His name as one Church. The CDMF, incorporated as a separate 501(c)(3), is ready to serve parishes, parish schools, and parish members in the Diocese of Madison as it lives out its call through stewardship.
In speaking of the Foundation, the late Bishop Morlino, former Chairman of the Board, said, “A solid financial footing for our diocese allows us to encounter even more people with the message of Jesus Christ and to invite others to meet Him.”
The Foundation invests in the future of our faith and our diocese. In carrying out its mission, the Foundation:
Contact the CDMF staff to learn how easy contributing to an existing endowment or creating your own personal fund can be. Together we can do more!
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