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These funds have been established by various donors, including a fund established by gifts from the Foundation’s board of directors. You can give to any of these funds, or start your own.

Andrean High School – Class of 1969 Scholarship Fund 

Provides Scholarships for Andrean students.

Anne Verbeke Lay Ecclesial Ministry Endowment
Provides scholarships to students enrolled in the Diocese of Gary Lay Ecclesial Ministry program who have financial need.

Beverly Hutton Endowment Fund for St. Paul School
Named after Mrs. Beverly Hutton, a long-time volunteer at St. Paul, this fund supports new technology for the school, pre-K through 8th grade. Enhances STREAM curriculum (Science, Technology, Religion, Engineering, Fine Arts and Mathematics).

Bishop Carl Mengeling School Endowment
Supports the work of Nativity of Our Savior School in Portage.

Bishop Dale J. Melczek Fund for Andrean High School
Provides scholarship support to Gary Diocese Catholic students in need attending Andrean.

Bishop Dale J. Melczek Fund for Bishop Noll Institute
Provides scholarship support to Gary Diocese Catholic students in need attending Bishop Noll.

Bishop Dale J. Melczek Fund for Marquette High School
Provides scholarship support to Gary Diocese Catholic students in need attending Marquette.

Bishop Grutka Scholarship Fund for North American College: Rome
Supports the education and formation of Diocese of Gary seminarians attending North American College.

Camp Lawrence Endowment
Supports Camp Lawrence’s operational expenses and capital improvements.

Cathedral of the Holy Angels Endowment
Supports the Cathedral’s operational needs and capital expenses.

Catherine Mary Huerta Catholic Education Endowment
Provides financial assistance for children who desire to enter or continue kindergarten at Aquinas School in Merrillville, IN.

Catholic Charities Diocese of Gary Endowment
Supports the general services and needs of Catholic Charities.  Catholic Charities provided assistance to over 34,000 families in 2021 and continues to help those in need get back on their feet.

Catholic Foundation Operating Endowment
Supports the general operations of the Catholic Foundation.

Diocese of Fort-Liberté, Haiti
Our Sister Diocese, Diocese of Fort-Liberté in Haiti, endowment supports educational efforts in the poorest diocese in Haiti.

Diocese of Gary Scholarship for Andrean High School
Supports Gary Diocese Catholic students in need attending Andrean High School.

Diocese of Gary Scholarship for Bishop Noll Institute
Supports Gary Diocese Catholic students in need attending Bishop Noll Institute.

Diocese of Gary Priests’ Retirement Endowment
This endowment provides supplemental support to the priests’ retirement plan.

Diocese of Gary Seminarian Fund
Supports the education and formation of Diocese of Gary seminarians.

Dyer Catholic Education & Formation Endowment
Promote Catholic Education and Formation in the Dyer community, in particular, but not limited to, the Ministry of Saint Joseph School.

Gary Diocesan Cemeteries Endowment Care Fund
Provides support to meet the long-term maintenance needs of the Gary Diocesan Cemeteries.

Helen Pukoszek Scout Educational Scholarship Endowment
Provides scholarships for two boys (one high school, one college) currently registered in Troop 542.

Holy Name Society Scholarship
Supports an annual college scholarship awarded to a graduating high school senior from Holy Family (formerly Sacred Heart) Parish in LaPorte.

James & Barbara Thorstad Scholarship
To provide tuition assistance for a student at St. Patrick School in Chesterton.

Joseph Hagenow/Justin Tylka Memorial Scholarship Endowment
Supports an annual college scholarship awarded to a Catholic Communities’ high school senior.

Luke DeBold Scholarship

Provides financial assistance to Andrean High School students.

Marquette High School Scholarship Fund
Provides scholarship assistance to Marquette High School students.

Mercy Fund Endowment
The first grant-making fund of the Catholic Foundation, the Mercy Fund was established in 2016 to support projects engaged in acts of mercy throughout the Diocese of Gary.

Our Lady of Czestochowa Shrine and Grounds Fund
This fund was started from a legacy gift which was left to the Salvatorian Fathers who offer pilgrimages, novenas and Fatima devotions.  Masses are said daily in English and in Polish.

Nativity of Our Savior Church Endowment
This endowment provides for the care and maintenance of the church buildings.

Sacred Heart Whiting Endowment Fund
To maintain operations and improvements of Sacred Heart Church and to support ministry programs in the parish.

St. Casimir School Endowment Fund
To provide tuition assistance and scholarships for students at St. Casimir School and cover school-related expenses.

St. Mary Crown Point Altar and Rosary Society Endowment
This endowment supports the charitable works of the Altar and Rosary Society of St. Mary Church, Crown Point.

St. Mary Griffith Church Endowment
This endowment supports the operating needs of this church.

St. Matthias Parish Endowment
This endowment supports the facilities and ministries of St. Matthias Church.

St. Matthias Religious Education Endowment
Supports St. Matthias’ faith formation program.

St. Michael the Archangel Cemetery Endowment
This endowment provides for the care and maintenance of the parish cemetery.

St. Patrick School Fund, Chesterton
To support any Catholic education purpose at St. Patrick School.

St. Paul School Endowment
To promote Catholic education and formation, ministry, religious education and adult formation.

St. Stanislaus Kostka School Endowment
Supports the St. Stanislaus Kostka School in Michigan City.

St. Stanislaus Kostka Parish Endowment – RW Fund
Provides for the care, maintenance, and renovation of St. Stanislaus Kostka Parish buildings and any property owned by St. Stanislaus Kostka Parish

St. Teresa of Avila College Scholarship Endowment
Provides one scholarship each to a sophomore, junior and senior attending Valparaiso University, and one to a graduating high school senior registered at St. Teresa and attending college at VU or elsewhere

St. Thomas More School Endowment
Supports the St. Thomas More parish school in Munster

St. Thomas More-Andrean Scholarship Endowment
Provides a St. Thomas More student with a scholarship to Andrean High School

St. Vincent de Paul Society Endowment
Supports charitable services/activities of the Catholic Communities’ St. Vincent de Paul Society, Wanatah

Staley Scholarship Andrean High School
Provides scholarship assistance to students of Andrean High School