Walking with Our Risen Lord

Happy Easter! Easter season is a beautiful liturgical season in the tradition of our Church. We begin the season with the joy of the Resurrection and a renewal in our gratitude for our salvation made possible through God’s loving mercy and Christ’s Passion. Throughout the season we experience the beginning or renewal of life with the signs of spring in God’s creation, first confirmations and the ordinations of our permanent and transitional deacons and priests. We also have the opportunity to renew our faith as we walk with our risen Lord throughout this season.


Kimberlee Riley, CAP®

President & CEO

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In This Month's Newsletter:

*The Catholic Foundation Philanthropy Moment: New Video Series

*Our Catholic Appeal: Did You Know?

*Donor Spotlight: The Ordoñez Family Donor Advised Fund

*Fund Spotlight: The Diaconate Fund

*Foundation Introduces New Board Members

*Industry Spotlight: Making Impact with Your Charitable Giving

*Foundation Welcome: Kyle Moore, Sarah Pinto

Foundation Spotlight:

Philanthropy Moments

Our Catholic Appeal:

Did You Know?

The Catholic Foundation introduces a new video series, "Philanthropy Moments." Here's a sneak peek at our first video.

Our Catholic Appeal ensures that those seeking the faith are catechized by those best prepared to do so?

Donor Spotlight:

The Ordoñez Family

Fund Spotlight:

The Diaconate Fund

As we joyfully celebrate the Easter season, we are reminded that it was through Jesus’ love for us that he freely suffered and died, so that each one of us can have eternal life. Read more...

The word “deacon” comes from the Greek word diakonos, meaning “servant.” Strengthened by sacramental grace, deacons are called to serve the people of God.


New Foundation Board Members

Andrew Orosz is new to the board this year, and is an attorney with an extensive background in both law and real estate. Read more...

Wendy Mara is a parishioner at Prince of Peace parish in Ormond Beach where she serves as Chair of the Parish Council. Read more...

Industry Spotlight:

Making an Impact with your Charitable Giving

Are you making the impact you desire with your charitable giving? Charitable gifts come in all shapes and sizes, but regardless of size you want to be able to make an impact with your charitable giving. Read more...

Welcome to The Foundation

Kyle Moore joins The Foundation as Senior Accountant following recent nonprofit work with The Florida Sports Foundation, and a breadth of accounting experience in different sectors. Welcome aboard, Kyle! 


Sarah Pinto comes to us from Connecticut with over ten years of fundraising and philanthropy experience. She's our new Director of Philanthropy, and we're so glad to have her on the team. Welcome, Sarah!


Learn more about joining St. Katharine Drexel Society

St. Katharine Drexel is the patron saint of Philanthropy. The Catholic Foundation of Central Florida strives to emulate her work by enhancing philanthropic impact which serves those who are most in need in nine counties of Central Florida.

Our Mission:

To inspire and increase giving, to prudently invest the resources entrusted to us, and to capably steward those charitable gifts to support the spiritual and corporal needs of the community of the Diocese of Orlando.

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The Catholic Foundation is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit foundation committed to fostering and stewarding philanthropy to address community issues and meet the spiritual and corporal needs of our community year-round. As a proven trustworthy philanthropic organization to give to and give through, we have received the Guidestar Platinum Seal of Transparency. Fully endorsed by the Diocese of Orlando and its Bishop, we work extensively with Catholic parishes, schools and nonprofit organizations aligned with Catholic social values to help inspire giving and secure resources needed to further their long-term goals.