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Catholic Foundation for the Diocese of Tucson

The Catholic Foundation for the Diocese of Tucson is the official fundraising entity for the Diocese, including its parishes, schools, and ministries. The Catholic Foundation is a recognized 501(c)(3) charitable organization, governed by its own Board of Directors. You can click here to view the current Board and staff members.

Our Mission

The mission of the Catholic Foundation is to educate, motivate, and invigorate stewardship within the Diocese of Tucson, to garner resources in a fiscally transparent and responsible manner, and to manage and distribute solicited gift for the immediate and long term needs of the faith community of the Diocese.

Our Core Values

At the Catholic Foundation, we strive to be:

  • Mission-driven
  • Accountable
  • Fiscally and organizationally transparent
  • Donor-focused

The Catholic Foundation for the Diocese of Tucson abides by the Association of Fundraising Professionals’ Code of Ethical Standards. You can click here to view the AFP’s Code of Ethical Standards or click here to view the AFP’s Donor Bill of Rights.

How We Serve the Catholic and Local Communities

  • Build endowment funds for the long-term sustainability of the local Catholic Church
  • Help donors achieve their philanthropic goals
  • Invest funds responsibly, according to Catholic values

Board of Directors

Most Reverend Edward Weisenburger
Bishop of Tucson

John Tellmann
Chair

Robert Sullivan
Vice Chair and Treasurer

Alex Miramontez
Secretary

Pat Kambourian
Past Chair

Caitlin Sklar
Deacon Anthony Underwood
Denis Fitzgibbons
Donal Drayne
Jeanne Gale
John Meurant
Les Orchekowsky
Luis Parra
Marilou Lopez
Mary Anne Fay
Reverend Viliulfo Valderrama
Rick Moisio
Sergio Cardona
Steve Borden

Ex-Officio:

Reverend Monsignor Jeremiah McCarthy
Moderator of the Curia

Deacon Gregory Henderson
Chief Financial Officer

Foundation Staff

Sal Polizzotto
Executive Director
520.838.2509
spolizzotto@diocesetucson.org

Katheryn Hutchinson
Program Manager for Grants
520.838.2505
khutchinson@diocesetucson.org

Ernie Nedder
Cathedral Square Campaign Manager
520.838.2506
enedder@diocesetucson.org

Suzanne V. Hopkins
Annual Catholic Appeal Manager
520.838.2515
svhopkins@diocesetucson.org

Teresa Pierce
Constituent Relations Manager
520.838.2525
tpierce@diocesetucson.org

Samuel Kiser
Administrative Assistant
520.838.2507
skiser@diocesetucson.org

Financial Statements

2017 Audited Catholic Foundation Financial Statements
2016 Audited Catholic Foundation Financial Statements

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