Governance

The Independent Catholic Foundation is a 501(c)(3) public charity whose mission is dedicated to providing for the long-term financial benefit of Catholic parishes, schools, cemeteries, ministries and service organizations in the United States, with emphasis on those within the geographic boundaries of the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown. The Foundation is governed solely by a lay Board of Trustees.

We have become the largest charitable foundation in Central Pennsylvania with endowments invested according to the ethical, moral and social teachings of the Catholic Church due to the trust placed upon us by clergy and laity.

We believe every Catholic has a legacy regardless of one’s financial status. Each legacy gift administered by the Independent Catholic Foundation builds up the Body of Christ for generations to come. Charitable gifts to the Independent Catholic Foundation are tax exempt to the extent the law allows. Please consult your tax advisor to determine your specific situation. To discover ways to give, please contact us for a confidential conversation; to begin online, click here.

Federal Tax ID #25-1625390.

Matthew J. Di Francesco

Board Chair
Our Mother of Sorrows, Johnstown
(Term Expires 2023)

Hampton H. “Hap” Durbin

St. Therese of the Child Jesus, Altoona
(Term expires 2023)

Annette Isgan

Treasurer
St. Peter, Somerset
(Term Expires 2023)

Joseph Keller

St. Mary, Altoona
(Term Expires 2022)

Bob Leahey

Our Lady of Victory, State College
(Term Expires 2022)

Joseph Lehman, Jr.

St. Michael the Archangel, Hollidaysburg
(Term Expires 2022)

Mary Beth Lieb

St. Nicholas, Nicktown
(Term Expires 2024)

Jackie Martella

St. Benedict, Johnstown
(Term Expires 2022)

Thomas McAneny

Our Mother of Sorrows, Johnstown
(Term Expires 2023)

Rick Musar

Secretary
Our Lady of Victory, State College
(Term Expires 2022)

William Stasko

Vice Chair
St. Clement, Johnstown
(Term Expires 2023)

Ron Stellabotte

St. Michael, Hollidaysburg
(Term Expires 2024)

John J. Wolf

Trustee Emeritus
St. Therese of the Child Jesus, Altoona
(Term expires 2022)

Administration

Christopher Ringkamp

Christopher Ringkamp

Chief Executive Officer
St. John the Evangelist, Altoona
chris@icfdaj.org

Annette Wholaver

Annette Wholaver

Office Administrator
St. Benedict, Carrolltown
annette@icfdaj.org