Welcome Cameo!

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…

Lenten Reflection

We are now in the fourth week of Lent. How quickly this time of deep personal reflection is passing.  This past Sunday’s Gospel reading from John 3:16 reminded us of just how much God loves us –  “For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in…

Establish Your Catholic Legacy

Helping you leave a legacy of faith is a priority of the Catholic Community Foundation for Eastern South Dakota (CCFESD). A legacy reflects your heart. It is a final testament of who you are, what you value, and whom you love. Serving all of the diverse communities in our diocese with staff living in six…

Welcome to the Foundation

  Charlie Anderson (left) has joined the CCFESD Gift Planning Team as the Gift Planning Officer in the Pierre area. Charlie is a recent graduate of the University of SD and perhaps most importantly, a graduate of St Joseph School in Pierre. He and his family are active in the Ss Peter & Paul Parish…

Helping the Homeless during the Bitter Cold

Since this story aired on KELO, many have asked how to help out and how to send in donations. You can donate online by clicking here and selecting “Bishop Dudley Hospitality House” or send donations with “BDHH” in the memo line to Catholic Community Foundation for Eastern South Dakota | 523 N. Duluth Ave. | …

Gifts of Stock

We know you want to make the most of your charitable giving in 2021. With the stock market now at record highs, the increased balance in your portfolio provides a great opportunity to share your good fortune. But before you write a check and move on, we would like to recommend a strategy that can help…