The Catholic Foundation

The Catholic Foundation practices Christian stewardship by managing individual endowment funds for the benefit of parishes, schools and agencies in the Diocese of Sacramento.  Each year, an endowment's earnings are used to help finance the specific purpose for which it was created.  The Catholic Foundation provides an opportunity for individuals to practice their call to Christian stewardship while supporting their local Church.

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Foundation News

2016 Report of Gratitude

You made the difference
2016 Report of Gratitude

Dear Parishioners,

If you participated in the Annual Catholic Appeal, we want to say, “Thank you!”

Your generosity enabled Catholic charitable organizations and parish ministries assist thousands of people, many in your own neighborhood. This year throughout the Diocese of Sacramento, a near-record number—more than 24,000 Catholic households—participated in the Appeal. You helped more than 200,000 men, women and children—sometimes entire families, receive material and financial assistance.

We may not all be able to work in a bread line, but together we financially supported the efforts of food lockers or St. Vincent de Paul Conferences. Together in spirit, we made home visits to drop off food, or deliver a check for a late rent payment or electric bill that occurred because of unexpected illness or job layoff.

Stan Devereux is new director of Office of Stewardship and Development for Diocese

also serves as Executive Director of The Catholic Foundation
Stan Devereux
Bishop Jaime Soto has appointed Stan Devereux as the new director of the Diocese of Sacramento’s Office of Stewardship and Development. In this position, Devereux also serves as the executive director of The Catholic Foundation. He began his new role on March 28. Devereux comes to the diocese with extensive and diverse experience in business development, marketing, communications, fundraising and public relations. For nearly nine years, he was vice president of Pac/West Communications in Sacramento. Prior to that position, he was assistant state treasurer for the state of California, a senior consultant in the California State Senate, and external affairs manager for the Western States Petroleum Association and the California Earthquake Authority.

2016 Annual Catholic Appeal

Participation is an Act of Mercy
Annual Catholic Appeal
Envelopes from the Annual Catholic Appeal are arriving in mailboxes throughout the Diocese of Sacramento. They are arriving in the homes of parishioners. They are also arriving at The Catholic Foundation, where pledges are already coming in for the 2016 Appeal. This Year’s Annual Catholic Appeal is unique. The tie to the Year of Mercy is very strong and has been well-received. In a letter to parishioners, Bishop Soto asks “in this Jubilee Year of Mercy that we all recognize that our generosity flows from God’s abundant mercy towards us. The Appeal is one way we call all act on the generous Mercy God has shown to each of us.”