Blessing of The Foundation Office Building

Bishop Zarama will be blessing the offices of the The Foundation of the Diocese of Raleigh.

In order to financially sustain and enhance our spiritual, charitable and educational ministries Bishop Zarama has determined that our present approach to development and financial stewardship should be realigned. To this end, a number of steps are being taken -- namely, the establishment of The Foundation of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Raleigh (“The Foundation”).

The Foundation’s role in our diocese will be to cultivate endowed and major gifts for the long-term benefit of parishes, schools, programs and ministries by encouraging individuals and families to share some portion of the Lord’s financial blessings while providing effective and efficient management and distribution of invested funds.

The Foundation’s focus on both financial stability and growth in areas like seminarian support programs, parish land development and Catholic schools, will enable diocesan stewardship efforts to better provide direct support to parishes and pastors. Current development responsibilities in the diocese including Planned Giving and the Seminarian Partnership Program will now be operated through the Foundation. This new structure will allow for a broader range of giving services, including donor advised funds and charitable trusts. Remaining diocesan stewardship efforts, including the Bishop’s Annual Appeal, will be integrated within the diocesan Office of Evangelization and Discipleship.