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We are extremely pleased to make the irst distributions from the U.P. Catholic Foundation to benefit various programs, parishes and schools in the Diocese of Marquette, said David Williams, former president of the foundation. Eleven distri- butions totaling $389,800 were made. Some funds previously held by the diocese were moved into the foundation, like the Legacy of Faith and Seminarian Endowment Fund, and a few others have been newly established in the foundation, commented Terri Gadzinski, executive director. The largest distribution of just over $300,000 went to Legacy of Faith, a diocesan endowment that was merged into the UPCF. The original purpose and intent of Legacy of Faith is maintained by an advisory committee that is charged with stewarding the mission and making grant recommendations. Legacy of Faith bene- its Catholic Schools in the diocese, parish faith formation programs, and Catholic Social Services of the Upper Peninsula. In addition, Catholic action grants are avail- able for new and emerging ministries, or to boost under-funded ministries. A distribution to benefit the education of seminarians in the diocese was made from the Seminarian Endowment Fund. Voca- tions director, Father Ben Hasse, has been working with the diocese for several years to grow this endowment through challenge gift incentives and small group receptions. We are very grateful to those who helped get this endowment offto a good start, the fund will provide income to supplement seminarian education for the longterm, said Hasse. Our goal is to grow the fund for more substantial impact on the budget. One of the blessings of having more semi- narians is an increase to the budget! A distribution was made to provide inancial support for St. Peter Cathedral in Marquette. The funds will be used this year to support a youth ministry position for the Cathedral. It's been four or five years since we had someone on stafffor youth ministry, commented Msgr. Mi- chael Steber. We are very grateful to be able to hire Katelyn McKeen and we look forward to how we can build up our youth ministry. Distributions were made to two Cath- olic Schools. Bishop Baraga Catholic School in Iron Mountain received a distribution from a new fund that was created with a bequest gift. Twenty-five percent of the distribution will provide tuition assistance to students attending the school, and 75 percent will be spent on building improvements. Teachers and staffat Holy Name Cath- olic School are the beneficiaries of the distribution from the Holy Name Cath- olic School StaffSupport Endowment Fund to supplement teacher salary and professional development. This fund was established by the school and initial gifts were raised through the school's annual fund campaign. The U.P. Catholic Foundation provides for the financial stability of parishes, missions, Catholic schools and other Catholic causes in the Diocese of Mar- quette. Socially responsible investment of the endowed funds upholds Catholic principles to create a more just global society, foster the common good and re- spect the dignity of life. Donations may be made at any time to support existing funds or to start up new endowed funds. For more information contact Gadzinski by telephone, (906) 227-9108 or email, tgadzinski@dioceseofmarquette.org. www.upcatholic.org THE U.P. CATHOLIC September 22, 2017 5 U.P. Catholic Foundation makes first distributions COOPER OFFICE EQUIPMENT Full Copier Line From Tabletop To Networkable Digital Laser Systems (906) 228-6929 Phone 800-432-7682 Fax 800-908-8542 Purchase & Lease Options Authorized KONICA Printers-Copiers Dealer Upper Peninsula Travelers Presents THE MALL OF AMERICA EXPERIENCE NOVEMBER 17 - 20, 2017- $402 /DBL OCC. Price Includes: Transportation, Hotel, Shopping at the Mall of America, Breakfast at IKEA & more Shopping. Two Musicals: Life could be a dream, Doo-Wop Musical" at Old Log Cabin Dinner Theater & Sister Act" at the Chanhassen Dinner Theater. For information and reservations, contact: Sheila Heikkinen (906) 524-7003 or shebob123@charter.net COURTESY PHOTO (Top photo) Msgr. Michael Steber receives the first distribution check from the St. Peter Cathedral Fund from U.P. Catholic Foundation director Terri Gadzinski (left). The money is being used to help fund the Youth Ministry position, for which Katelyn McKeen (right) was recently hired. (Bottom photo) Principal Joe Carlson receives the first distribution check from the Holy Name Catholic School StaffSupport Endowment Fund from U.P. Catholic Foundation board member Pat Rudden. The money will sup- plement teacher salaries and professional development. Attention Retailers! The U.P. Catholic Newspaper's Gift Giving Guides reach over 17,700 homes! For more information contact Deacon Steve at: upc@new.rr.com 1-866-452-5112 Find us on facebook! Visit www.facebook.com/ theupcatholic

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