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Estate Planning will continue to be a specialty of the Catholic Community Foundation thanks to the hiring of Cameo Anders, the new Director of Estate Planning and In-House Counsel. “Cameo brings a deep faith and a wealth of professional experience to help individuals in their planning,” said Mark Conzemius, President of the Catholic Community Foundation….

Spirit of Volunteerism

In April, we celebrated National Volunteer Appreciation Week by honoring and thanking the many people that volunteer for the Catholic Community Foundation all year long. The HelpLine Center, which serves as a link between great community volunteers and the nonprofit agencies who need them, set out to honor volunteers with the Spirit of Volunteerism Awards….

CCFESD Semi-Annual Board Meeting

The Catholic Community Foundation held its first-ever meeting in Yankton on April 29, celebrating the partnership with Mt Marty University and the collaboration with the greater Yankton area Catholic community. Over two hundred people celebrated Mass at St Benedict’s parish with Bishop DeGrood and ten pastors from the region. A celebration followed with ceremonial checks given…

Financial Stewardship & Performance | May 2021

In serving directed giving by donors to specific Catholic parishes, schools, cemeteries, and other ministries, the CCFESD maintains a strong commitment to Catholic stewardship. This involves both good financial accounting as well as Catholic Responsible Investing, with an annual independent audit. As of March 31, 2021, we are pleased to report the following:    …

Jackson Lee Vetch Scholarship Fund

Shane and Amy Vetch of Freeman, SD, lost their son Jackson to suicide on December 12, 2012. They continue to work through their grief by helping other teens encounter Christ. Jackson, a vibrant teen that briefly lost his way, was influenced by his Christian summer camp experiences.  This inspired the family to establish “The Jackson…