A Message from Our CEO

We seek to provide long-term financial resources to parishes, schools, cemeteries and ministries within the eight counties of the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown primarily through the administration of perpetual endowments. For more than 30 years, we have partnered with Catholics who choose to invest their resources in the current and future Church.

Our board of lay trustees are fully engaged in our governance and administration. Unique among local charitable foundations, the Independent Catholic Foundation is committed to managing our entire endowment portfolio through the lens of Catholic socially-responsible investment guidelines. Learn more by visiting our Catholic Investing webpage.

By naming the Independent Catholic Foundation as a beneficiary in a will, trust, retirement account or life insurance policy, you advance your stewardship for future generations of Catholics far into the future. No amount is too small to glorify God – after all, He entrusted it to you as His steward.

I am no stranger to your parish or school since I have been serving in a variety of local Catholic Church capacities for more than 25 years. You will find me and my family worshipping at St. John the Evangelist Parish in Altoona.

I look forward to a confidential conversation about how the Independent Catholic Foundation can help you realize your Catholic Legacy wishes. You will find me at 814-201-2080 or at chris@icfoundation.us.

In Gratitude,

Chris Ringkamp