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Rooted in the Catholic faith, the CDMF fulfills donors’ philanthropic goals through socially responsible investments. In partnership with you, the Foundation protects and enhances financial commitments while meeting the ongoing and long-term financial needs of the programs and services of the Diocese of Madison.
The CDMF offers a way to leave your legacy uniquely aligned with your Catholic values and beliefs. And donors like you can enjoy the satisfaction of knowing that their gift directly supports the organizations of their choosing.
Let the CDMF help you live out your faith and keep Catholic faith ministry vibrant in our communities.
The John J. Karsten Memorial Endowment Fund was established in honor of John, who passed away in February of 2016 after living with Duchenne muscular dystrophy for 27 years. This fund provides assistance for people with disabilities and their families, and serves as a beautiful way to allow John’s spirit of faithfulness to live on in the Platteville area. Check it out!
The McDonald Family Matthew 25: 31-46 Endowment Fund offers support for corporal works of mercy, as particularly referenced in the Gospel of Matthew 25: 31-46, within Rock County, Wisconsin. It began through the generosity of Patrick & Kathryn McDonald, and affords them the opportunity to continue serving “the least of our brothers.” Learn more here!
The Gonnering Family Endowment Fund was established by Matthew and Sarah Gonnering as a way to continue their philanthropic giving throughout the Diocese of Madison. This fund operates similar to a Donor Advised Fund, which gives the Gonnering family the ability to advise on charitable distributions, and will be passed on to their children in the years to come.