Number of IRA Gifts Soar!
March 15, 2021

To date, we have received a couple of hundred gifts made from IRAs. This week alone, we received and acknowledged more than 50 gifts made from the IRAs of donors. We expect this number to keep jumping up. Why? Not-for-profits across the country are also seeing dramatic increases in the number of IRA donations. Right […]

Behind the Scenes of a Live Stream Event with Bishop Parkes
February 19, 2021

A giving society is established by organizations to give thanks to those who make it possible for them to fulfill their mission. While this is usually done through in-person events, the Diocese of St. Petersburg courageously jumped into the unknown last November to launch their Mater Dei Giving Society virtually. “For the last couple of […]

Catholic Foundation Legacy Planning Video Series
February 19, 2021

As with many large gatherings in the past year, the popular Catholic Foundation Life Planning Workshops for parishes were put on hold. However, questions surrounding legacy planning, legal matters and financial planning issues were flooding in. To assist and provide a new resource for parishes and their parishioners, the Catholic Foundation has launched the new […]

Catholic Foundation Giving Challenge Off to a Great Start!
January 22, 2021

The Catholic Foundation 2021 Giving Challenge is off to a great start! Two weeks ago, the Foundation announced that due to the current status of the pandemic and concern for the safety of potential guests, the annual Gala event would not be held in 2021.   Instead, past event sponsors and supporters, as well as […]

Event Change Brings Exciting Challenge
January 5, 2021

As we embark on a new year, the Catholic Foundation is making changes to a traditional, well-loved annual event. In past years, the Catholic Foundation held its Gala in February as the signature event for the Diocese of St. Petersburg, bringing together 600+ supporters from across our five counties. Taking into account the current status of […]

New Donor-Advised Fund is Introduced in the Diocese of St. Petersburg
December 1, 2020

We know that many of our parishioners actively search for ways to invest in their parishes, the greater Catholic Church as well as other organizations that align with our Catholic Values. They look to support good deeds through their generous giving. Because of this, we are proud and excited to announce the launch of the […]

End-of-Year Giving
December 1, 2020

There are many advantages to making a gift to a not-for-profit at year-end, and gifts to parishes, our Catholic ministries and diocesan Church qualify. For those interested in making a year-end gift through an IRA, a donor-advised or giving stock, please contact the Office of Stewardship and Development at stewardship@dosp.org. For those wanting to explore […]

Bishop Parkes: “Let’s stretch the limits of what we can accomplish.”
February 5, 2020

In a large ballroom at the Hilton Downtown Tampa, 500 of the faithful of the Diocese of St. Petersburg gathered to bring ministry to life with their presence, prayers and generosity. Long viewed as the signature event of the Diocese of St. Petersburg, the 16th Annual Catholic Foundation Gala on February 1, 2020 inspired attendees […]