For twenty-seven years, the Catholic Foundation of Utah has been an integral part of sustaining the many causes so critical to our Catholic community. The dollars and commitment that you, as a benefactor, contribute to The Catholic Foundation of Utah will assure the ongoing stability to the four pillars of the foundation that serve our brothers and sisters in Christ, namely:
• Bishop's Future Fund • Youth Ministry and Education • Seminarian and Priest Formation • Rural Church Development and Missionary Outreach
Your consideration in sharing your time, talent and treasure to contribute to one or all pillars will give you a feeling of satisfaction and generosity. Establishing your family named endowment and/or including the Church in your will and estate planning is a rewarding endeavor. Please look within yourself and choose to share your strengths and treasures. I believe that regardless of your own personal resources, you will find the beauty in giving and in helping to lift the spirit of another individual.
I would also like to take this opportunity to recognize the many efforts of the board of the Catholic Foundation. The twenty trustees spend countless hours working in behalf of the foundation. Their skills, leadership, and wisdom continue to be a valuable asset to our diocese. Equally important and every bit as dedicated is the foundation staff. To the CFU board and staff, I extend my gratitude. If you have any questions regarding the foundation, do not hesitate to contact the executive director, Jennifer L. Carroll.
As we continue our work together for the future of Catholic Utah, may you find time to reflect on how you can help those who are less fortunate. Please share the joy and resources that you have so that another may know them.
I pray that God's many blessings and good health be yours.
Sincerely yours in the Lord,
The Most Reverend John C. Wester Bishop of Salt Lake City