First six Mercy Fund grants score big at baseball fundraiser

Bishop Donald J. Hying (center) throws out the ceremonial first pitch to Gary SouthShore RailCats pitcher Alex Gunn (foreground) as he is flanked by individuals who represent local agencies that were awarded grants from the Mercy Fund of the Catholic Foundation for Northwest Indiana, at the annual Bishop’s Birthday Bash at United States Steel Steel Yard in Gary on Aug. 14. The foundation awarded the first six grants from the new fund and invited representatives to join Bishop Hying on the field at the game attended by area faithful. (Anthony D. Alonzo photo)


GARY – The Gary SouthShore RailCats beat the Winnipeg Goldeyes 5-2 at the Bishop’s Birthday Bash on Aug. 14, but the Catholic Foundation of Northwest Indiana scored an even bigger win, awarding its first six $1,000 Mercy Fund grants.

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Philanthropy is a Family Matter

According to many financial experts, you should be talking with your adult children about money, especially when it comes to planning the course your assets will take you are no longer here. Your estate plan can include gifts to said adult children as well as favorite charities and hopefully your church, as a reflection of how you lived your life.

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