Lots of people are shy when it comes to sharing their giving stories. When a friend commented recently that people like to read about other people, she urged me to share my own story. (“Hey, you’re a donor – tell them what you do!”) At the risk of being awkward, I realized she is right and perhaps sharing that I “walk the talk” might inspire others. My husband and I have been making planned gifts every year for eight years through the Catholic Foundation of Eastern Montana to benefit the Catholic Church in our diocese.
On People’s Minds We seem to be answering the same question quite often recently, so thought it might be good to put it in print: Q: Is the Catholic Foundation of Eastern Montana different than the Diocese? A: Most definitely! The Foundation is a separately-incorporated nonprofit organization in Montana. Founded in 1999, the Foundation’s purpose is to strengthen the Roman Catholic Church in the Diocese of Great Falls-Billings. We do this by being a free and helpful resource for individual Catholics and Catholic families, helping them to make the planned or outright gifts that are the right fit for them. Those gifts build permanent endowments for the long-term (forever) good of their local parishes, schools, Catholic organizations, and diocesan ministries.