Endowed Funds

An endowed fund enables you to provide ongoing support for a particular school, parish, or other Catholic ministry operated within the Diocese of Yakima.  Such a fund can bear either your name or the name of a person or institution you would like to honor.  You can also add to any existing named endowed fund that some other person or entity has already established.  All endowed funds are carefully managed by the Central Washington Catholic Foundation in a manner devoted to having them make an impact each year in perpetuity.  See below for a list of named endowed funds currently administered by the Foundation.

SCHOOL FUNDS

The Sister Rebecca Berghoff Foundation Fund is to provide scholarships to St. Joseph/ Marquette School-Yakima.

The Celebration of Faith Fund is designated for tuition assistance for students attending the Catholic schools in Central Washington and for support of the parish religious education programs.

The Amos & Elsie Gamache Education Fund equally supports St. Joseph/Marquette School-Yakima, St. Paul Cathedral School-Yakima, and Catholic Family and Child Service-Yakima.

The Jane Frances Godfrey Scholarship Fund is for the benefit of St. Joseph/Marquette School-Yakima and The Missionary Daughters of the Most Virgin Mary.

The Haven Newman Center Fund was established by William A. and Mary M. Hambelton and supports a meeting place for college students at Yakima Valley Community College to gather and grow in their faith.

The Angela Heine Memorial Fund is for scholarships for students at St. Joseph/Marquette School and La Salle High School, both of Yakima.

The mission of the Lawrence C. and Lillian L. Jacobs Fund is to recognize, both remuneratively and publicly, selected teachers of Christ the King School-Richland who embody excellence in all facets of academia.

The Mark Kranz Educational Fund supports the tuition needs of students at St. Paul Cathedral School-Yakima.

The mission of the James and Jean McConnell Educational Fund is to recognize, both remuneratively and publicly, selected teachers of St. Joseph School-Kennewick who embody excellence in all facets of academia.

The Jean Meyer Scholarship Fund is for the benefit of the Christ the King School-Richland tuition assistance fund.

The Sister Noreen O’Connor Scholarship Fund is for scholarships for students at St. Joseph School-Kennewick.

The Our Lady of Fatima Education Fund Fund is for scholarships for Moses Lake students enrolled in Primary or Secondary Parochial schools in Grant County.

The St. Joseph-Kennewick School Endowment Fund is for the benefit of St. Joseph School-Kennewick.

The St. Joseph-Wenatchee School Fund is for the benefit of St. Joseph School-Wenatchee.

The St. Paul Cathedral School Endowment Fund is for the benefit of St. Paul Cathedral School-Yakima.

The St. Rose of Lima Catholic School Endowment Fund is for the operations of St. Rose of Lima School-Ephrata.

The Msgr. William J. Sweeney Endowment Fund is for the benefit of Christ the King School-Richland.

The William L. and Mary A. Tyrrell Education Fund is for the benefit of St. Joseph School-Wenatchee.

COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP FUNDS

The Mary Ellen Chott-Mahre Scholarship Fund provides an annual scholarship to a Catholic student attending a Catholic college.

The John Rodriguez-Kranz Scholarship Fund provides an annual scholarship for a graduating senior of Davis High School, Yakima, to attend an institution of higher learning.

The Celebration of Faith Scholarship Fund provides up to three scholarships for students attending a Catholic college.

SEMINARIAN EDUCATION FUNDS

The Bittner Burse Seminarian Education Fund is for the purpose of educating seminarians for the Diocese of Yakima and was established by Bernadine Bittner.

The Nic and Elma De Leon Education Fund is for the purpose of educating seminarians for the Diocese of Yakima, as well as supporting seminarians and a monastery in the Philippines.

The Robert G. Geier Seminarian Fund is for the purpose of educating seminarians for the Diocese of Yakima.

The Thomas & Nancy Mahony Seminarian Fund is for the purpose of educating seminarians for the Diocese of Yakima.

The Edmond and Blanche Poulin Seminarian Fund is for the purpose of educating seminarians for the Diocese of Yakima.

The Seminarian Education Fund is for the purpose of educating seminarians for the Diocese of Yakima.

The Juana Cobain Sevilla Fund is for the purpose of educating seminarians for the Diocese of Yakima.

The Anna B. Shuck Education Fund is for the purpose of educating seminarians for the Diocese of Yakima.

PARISH FUNDS

The Holy Family Parish Endowment Fund is for the benefit of Holy Family Parish-Yakima.

The Rosa, Lena & Louisa Orlando Fund is for the maintenance and repair of Blessed Sacrament Parish-Grandview facilities and the educational needs of the parish.

The Ed and Blanche Poulin Holy Family Parish Fund is for the benefit of Holy Family Parish-Yakima.

The Sacred Heart Parish Fund is for the benefit of Sacred Heart Parish-Prosser.

The St. Joseph Kennewick Music Endowment Fund is a music fund for the benefit of St. Joseph Parish-Kennewick.

The St. Joseph Parish Endowment Fund is for the maintenance of facilities of St. Joseph Parish-Yakima.

The St. Paul Cathedral Parish Endowment Fund is for the benefit of St. Paul Cathedral Parish.

Are you planning to leave a Legacy of Faith?

If you have included the Catholic foundation in your estate plans, please let us know. We would like to thank you for your generosity,  ensure that the purpose of your gift is clearly understood, and recognize you as a founding member of our Legacy Society.