A Message from Our President & CEO

Thank you for visiting us today through our web site. We hope it helps you to become acquainted with the work and generosity of those who are dedicated to enhancing the quality of life within the eight counties of the Diocesan Church of Altoona-Johnstown and beyond. The Foundation continues to grow thanks to the contributions and hard work of many. Charitable giving is such a powerful expression of caring.

The Foundation Board together with our staff, are committed to helping donors connect with their favorite Catholic ministry. It is our hope that the Foundation is viewed as an enduring link between the philanthropically inclined and worthy beneficiaries throughout the diocese.

I hope you will consider joining the many individuals and families who support the Foundation with current gifts, or have named the Foundation as a beneficiary of their estate. Know that you are able to contribute to established endowments in any amount, at any time, or begin new ones under Foundation guidelines. If you have questions about legacy gifts or need assistance as you examine your charitable giving, please do not hesitate to contact us directly.

I thank you for your interest, for sharing in our vision and for remembering in your prayers the many ministries and people supported by the Independent Catholic Foundation. May God continue to bless our efforts.


William M. Hiergeist
President & CEO

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