A Message from Our CEO

Thank you for taking time to make this virtual visit. The mission of the Foundation is to provide for the long-term financial benefit of the parishes, schools, cemeteries and ministries within the eight counties of the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown. We have accomplished this throughout our 30 years through extraordinary generosity of ordinary Catholics who believe in our mission.

We are governed by a board of lay Trustees who are fully engaged in the administration of our permanent endowments that serve as the “fuel” for our ever-growing annual distributions. Unique among other charitable foundations in our region, the Independent Catholic Foundation manages its endowment portfolio by adhering to Catholic socially-responsible investment guidelines. We wouldn’t want to have it any other way! Learn more by visiting our Catholic Investing webpage.

With a charitable gift to your Parish’s Permanent Endowment through a will, trust, retirement account or life insurance policy, you extend your stewardship and advance the mission of your Catholic Faith for generations 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 20 years. You will find my wife and I 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@icfdaj.org.

In Gratitude,

Chris Ringkamp