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The Catholic Foundation Alliance

New Year, New Way of Serving the Church

We are starting the New Year with exciting news.

After months of behind-the-scenes work and planning, Deacon Steve Stemper, CEO and President, has announced the launch of The Catholic Foundation Alliance, which is comprised of eight Catholic ministries.

The Alliance is a new nonprofit organization decreed by Archbishop Samuel Aquila, functioning under the umbrella of The Catholic Foundation of Northern Colorado.

What is the Alliance?

The Alliance is a consolidated effort of resources and people to serve our ministries in a more efficient and strategic manner. The goal of the Alliance is to better serve each ministry and its donors in a consistent manner to expand the ministries’ capabilities.

The Alliance encompasses the fundraising needs of the following ministries:

  • Archbishop’s Catholic Appeal
  • Centro San Juan Diego
  • Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Denver
  • Saint John Vianney Theological Seminary
  • Redemptoris Mater Missionary Seminary
  • Seeds of Hope Charitable Trust
  • Bishop Machebeuf High School
  • Holy Family High School

The Catholic Foundation has hired Beth Chatterton as the Executive Vice President of the Alliance.  The Alliance is working under the general oversight of Deacon Steve.

What are the changes regarding each of the ministries involved?

The only change is that each ministry is gaining more support, structure and specialized roles. The mission, plans and events of each ministry remain intact.

Thanks to the mutual support we will achieve as a consolidated team, the development directors from these various ministries are being freed from some of the operational workload. This will allow them to spend more time with current and future donors, to better guide them based on their priorities and passions.

What’s the impact to you?

We are confident that, with more specialized roles, we’ll serve you and each ministry in a superior way. For example, we will be able to:

  • Utilize your time as a donor more efficiently and effectively
  • Streamline our marketing and communications, including coordinated events
  • Develop stronger relationships with parishes, volunteers and our Catholic community
  • Improve accountability and succession planning for development
  • Increase planned giving for the Church in northern Colorado

“This change will undoubtedly be successful in developing donor relationships that are mutually beneficial for them and for our Church,” said Deacon Steve, who has worked closely with the Archbishop and the Foundation’s Board of Trustees to make this happen.

New Office Location

We’ve moved our office two floors up, from the 7th to the 9th floor.

Our new office now hosts a team of about 40 people, so next time you pay us a visit, you will see new faces who have joined us from these ministries and are now part of the Alliance. The staff of both the Foundation and the Alliance are in one office. We are located at 3801 East Florida Avenue, Suite 909, Denver, CO 80210.