College Scholarships Available

College Scholarships Available

Scholarships Available for College Juniors & Seniors The Independent Catholic Foundation seek applicants for the 2019 Welge Scholarship which provides financial assistance to worthy parishioners who are entering their junior or senior year of college and are a...
Children Honor Mother & Ancestors with Named Endowment

Children Honor Mother & Ancestors with Named Endowment

What Alois Kohlbecker began almost two centuries ago has been perpetually secured by his great-grandchildren for centuries to come. Alois was one of the early parishioners of Saint John the Evangelist Parish in Bellefonte, Centre County, in the 1800s. His son,...
Year-End Giving Opportunities

Year-End Giving Opportunities

A year-end gift to your parish or one or more of our permanent endowments in honor or memory of a family member or friend helps fulfill our mission of providing for Christ’s ministries for the benefit of current and future generations.  The following are a few...
2018-19 Available Distribution Data Released

2018-19 Available Distribution Data Released

At the annual meeting of the Independent Catholic Foundation in June, the board of trustees accepted the recommendation from the Finance Committee to set this year’s distribution rate at 4.5%. Taking the average market value of the full portfolio from the six...
2018 Welge Scholarships Awarded

2018 Welge Scholarships Awarded

As students from throughout our diocese make their way to college campuses near and far, the Independent Catholic Foundation announces three recipients of the 2018 Adelaide G. (Heverly) Welge Scholarship. Sierra Stevens from Mount Carmel Parish, Altoona, attends...

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