A Message from
Our President & 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 can only achieve this 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.

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. If you don’t have an opportunity to approach me, please reach out by phone (814-201-2080) or by e-mail (chris@icfdaj.org) to arrange a confidential conversation about your Catholic Legacy wishes.

In Gratitude,

Chris Ringkamp


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