Current Funds

Donor funds within the Foundation

Here are the funds established by various donors, including a fund established by gifts from the Foundation’s board of directors. You can give to any of these funds or start your own.

Robert T. Bautch and Randi L. Bautch Fund

This donor designated fund provides support to the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, Archdiocese of Milwaukee Catholic Charities, Inc., and the schools of St. Joseph Parish in Big Bend and St. Leonard Parish in Muskego.

Fred and Karen Bersch Family Fund

An advised fund for those experiencing homelessness, housing issues and hunger, primarily in the 10 counties of Southeastern Wisconsin.

Joseph F. and Catherine M. Bennett Family Fund

A field of interest fund for the areas of greatest need in central city Catholic schools.

Les and Erin Blum Family Fund
An advised fund to support charitable beneficiaries as the donor recommends.
Andrew F. Boldt Memorial Scholarship Fund

This donor designated fund provides tuition assistance to students from Saint Frances Cabrini grade school or other Catholic grade schools in West Bend, WI to attend Marquette University High School and Divine Savior Holy Angels High School.

Ralph A. Breit Fund
A designated fund to support Holy Family Catholic Community Parish, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin.
Bishop Brust Memorial Fund

A field of interest fund to assist retired priests in memory of Bishop Brust, an auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee.

Building the Faith General Fund

An unrestricted fund for charitable purposes and Foundation administration, at the discretion of the Foundation’s board of directors.

James and Mary Crewe Rome Fund

A designated fund to support Saint Francis de Sales Seminary for priesthood formation.

Reverend Leslie Darnieder Scholarship Fund

A field of interest fund for scholarships to Catholic school teachers’ children who attend a Catholic school. Father Darnieder was a respected supporter of Catholic education.

Sarah M. Dean Fund

A designated fund to support Three Holy Women Parish.

DePorres Scholarship Fund

A field of interest fund for scholarships and grants-in-aid to central city Catholic school students.

Directors Legacies of Faith Fund

An unrestricted fund established by the board of directors for charitable purposes and Foundation administration, at the discretion of the board.

Henry and Francine Ducat Fund

A designated fund to support Gesu Parish, particularly its meal program, as well as charitable purposes determined by the Foundation’s board of directors.

Education Endowment Fund

A field of interest fund to provide tuition for needy children in any school in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee.

Carl and Ethel Groth Endowment Fund

A designated fund for Holy Angels Parish and other organizations that Mr. and Mrs. Groth have supported.

Brian D. Hanley Fund

An advised fund in memory of Brian Hanley, who passed away from cancer. Through this fund, Brian’s family seeks to provide funds for causes he supported, such as Marquette University, Catholic Memorial High School, cancer research organizations, and charitable organizations consistent with the interests of the fund advisors.

Father Gerald B. Hauser and John and Ruth Kegel Priesthood Scholarship Fund

An advised fund for training priesthood candidates, named for longtime supporters Father Hauser, a diocesan priest, and Mr. and Mrs. Kegel.

John C. (Jack) and Hildegard A. Heegeman Scholarship Fund

An advised fund for Catholic primary and secondary schools in Racine, Wisconsin, as well as Catholic colleges and universities in greater Milwaukee, to provide financial assistance for students from Racine. Mr. and Mrs. Heegeman seek to give back to the community that helped his parents provide an education for him and his brother and sisters.

RWH and EMH Estate Fund

An advised fund to support charitable beneficiaries as the donor recommends.

JCC Fund

A field of interest fund, established through this donor’s estate, to continue support for the causes that this philanthropist cared most about.

Rev. Carl M., Eugenia, and Lauretta Kazmierczak Priesthood Support Fund

A designated fund to support diocesan priesthood candidates at Saint Francis de Sales Seminary.

Judith A. Keyes Family Fund

An advised fund to support charitable beneficiaries as the donor recommends.

Audrey J. Komarek Fund

An advised fund to support charitable beneficiaries as the donor recommends.

Legacy Fund for Tomorrow's Present: A Lasting Tribute to the Work of Lisa-Marie Calderone-Stewart, Ed.D

A designated fund to support Cardinal Stritch University’s leadership training for central city youth through the Leadership Center’s Tomorrow’s Present program.

Robert L. and Elizabeth J. McGlynn Fund

A designated fund to support Gesu Parish.

Camela M. Meyer Fund

An advised fund to support charitable beneficiaries as the donor recommends.

Elise T. and Paul W. Meyer Fund

An advised fund that supports Catholic education.

Mission Fund

A designated fund to support lay missionaries

Mary Agnes Navin Fund

An advised fund to support charitable beneficiaries as the donor recommends.

Mary A. Navin II Fund

A designated fund to support the Waukesha Catholic School System.

Reverend Eugene S. Pocernich Rice Bowl Fund

Advised fund to provide support to the Archdiocese of Milwaukee CRS Rice Bowl program.

The Sacred Heart Fund

An advised fund to support the needs of the poor.

St. Aemilian Fund

A field of interest fund to establish facilities in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee for orphans, dependent, neglected and delinquent children; for rehabilitation, treatment and other welfare services needed for such ends; and for the promotion of education, charity and religion.

St. Anthony Fund

A field of interest fund that supports agencies providing medical assistance to the poor and indigent in Milwaukee.

St. Gerard Association Endowed Scholarship Fund

An advised fund to support congregations in the geographic area of St. Gerard’s, for the scholastic or religious education of children and youth.

Marilyn C. Schmit, Ph.D. Fund

Monsignor Ralph R. Schmit established this field of interest fund in memory of his sister, Marilyn, to support Catholic high schools in the 10 counties of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee.

Bishop Richard Sklba for Ecumenical and Interreligious Programs Within the Ten Counties of Southeastern Wisconsin Fund

An advised fund to support charitable beneficiaries as the donor recommends.

Allen and Diane Spaeth Charitable Fund

A designated fund to support the Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary Help of Christians at Holy Hill, Hubertus, Wisconsin; St. Peter Parish, Slinger, Wisconsin; and Congregation of Holy Angels for the Holy Angels School Trust Fund, West Bend, Wisconsin.

Archbishop Rembert G. Weakland Fund

A designated fund established by a number of donors to support the Catholic Stewardship Appeal.

Whelandale Trust

An advised fund that provides yearly awards to parish priests for outstanding work in the area of liturgy, preaching, justice and peace ministry.

Charles and Sara Wieber Family Fund

An unrestricted fund established by Mr. and Mrs. Wieber for organizations with the greatest needs as determined by the Foundation’s board of directors.

The Yaniak Fund

A field of interest fund for educating and training priesthood candidates and supporting retired priests. Father Frank J. Yaniak, who served the archdiocese at parishes from his ordination in 1949 through his retirement in 1999, aspired to aid his brother priests and also promote interest in the priesthood.