Catholic Foundation

About the Foundation

The Catholic Foundation of the Diocese of St. Augustine was created in 1987 to provide a permanent endowment fund to meet the religious, charitable and educational needs of Catholics in the 17-county area of the diocese.

The foundation assists in meeting the long-term needs of the diocese, including funds for expanding existing parishes, establishing new parishes, expanding or establishing centers for religious education and social service programs, expanding or establishing schools, providing an adequate retirement for priests and women religious in the diocese, providing support for the formation of candidates for the priesthood and programs for youth and young adult ministries.

Nearly all parishes, schools and many other ministries in the Diocese of St. Augustine have established permanent endowments. For a complete list of these funds and to learn more about the Catholic Foundation, please see the copy of the 2018-2019 Annual Report below.

Leaving a Faith Legacy

To learn how you can leave a faith legacy by naming the diocese or one of these entities in your will or trust, click here. Also, follow the link to learn about the tax and other advantages a planned gift to the diocese can offer you and those you love.

Bishop Erik Pohlmeier
(904) 262-3200, ext. 136

John McLaughlin

Vice Chair
William McMenamy

Father Michael Houle, M.Ed., E.V.

Kenneth Thompson, Jr.

Immediate Past Chair
Michael McNamara

Executive Director
Patricia DiSandro
(904) 262-3200, ext. 113

Charitable Gift Advisor
Kelly C. Wood
(904) 262-3200, ext. 139

Administrative Assistants
Kim Howard
(904) 262-3200, ext. 105

Julie Snow
(904) 262-3200 ext. 106