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Pope Francis Sets Challenges, Provides Encouragement at Economy of Communion Meeting

Pope Francis Sets Challenges, Provides Encouragement at Economy of Communion Meeting

May 9, 2017

By Birgit Oberhofer Client Services Manager This past February, Pope Francis welcomed some 1,100 participants to the “Economy of Communion” meeting organized by the Focolare Movement, one of the lay ecclesial movements in the Church. The Economy of Communion seeks to unite people through economic activity and enterprise. Currently over 800 businesses around the world […]

Donor-Advised Funds: the Fastest-Growing Charitable Gift Mechanism Today

Donor-Advised Funds: the Fastest-Growing Charitable Gift Mechanism Today

April 25, 2017

By Timithie Norman Associate Director of Development In recent years, the Donor-Advised Fund has become a hot discussion topic for charitable gifting due to the flexibility of contributing assets now to gain an immediate tax advantage while designating charitable recipients later. Further, appreciated stock can be gifted to a DAF for a tax deduction of […]

The Archdiocese of L.A. Welcomes New Converts on Holy Saturday

The Archdiocese of L.A. Welcomes New Converts on Holy Saturday

April 14, 2017

By Kathleen H. Anderson Executive Director This holiest of weeks in the Catholic Church, culminating in Easter Sunday, is prefaced by the Easter vigil on Holy Saturday. On that day, catechumens and candidates are fully initiated into our Catholic faith. Recent news from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops reflects that the Archdiocese of […]

“For Greater Things You Were Born”

“For Greater Things You Were Born”

March 8, 2017

On March 1—Ash Wednesday—Archbishop José H. Gomez celebrated his sixth anniversary as Archbishop of Los Angeles and presented his second pastoral letter. In “For Greater Things You Were Born,” he touches on themes including education, abortion, euthanasia, immigration, human trafficking, addictions, and the criminal justice system. The letter was written to remind us that there […]

A Blessed and Joyous Christmas

A Blessed and Joyous Christmas

December 20, 2016

            As the New Year quickly approaches, the Catholic Community Foundation of Los Angeles has been busier than ever assisting clients with year-end charitable gifts and grants. Even so, the CCF-LA team was able to take time out of their busy schedules to enjoy one another’s company at a Christmas […]

What Gratitude Means to CCF-LA

What Gratitude Means to CCF-LA

November 16, 2016

As Thanksgiving approaches, the staff at CCF-LA took a moment to reflect on what gratitude means to each of them. Here are their thoughts: November is the month we remember to give thanks and we remember our beloved dead. The connection with thanksgiving and remembrance may not seem obvious to some. I am grateful for every blessing […]

What Makes a Great Catholic Parish Great

What Makes a Great Catholic Parish Great

November 4, 2016

In William E. Simon Jr.’s latest book, “Great Catholic Parishes,” he tells us “how four essential practices make them thrive.” The chairman and founder of Parish Catalyst, an organization devoted to supporting the health and development of Catholic parishes, Simon and his team spent two years interviewing pastors across the country. The Catholic Community Foundation […]

Making a Difference

Making a Difference

October 28, 2016

By Karla Guardado-Segura, Intern Mount Saint Mary’s University, Los Angeles, Chalon Campus To be completely honest, I had never heard of the Catholic Community Foundation of Los Angeles (CCF-LA), even though it is located in one of the largest cities in the world. I found out about CCF-LA through my university’s internship program. I decided […]

The Faith-Based Difference

The Faith-Based Difference

October 13, 2016

By Kathleen Anderson For over a month now I’ve been commuting across town on surface streets and seeing lots of children back at school, many wearing uniforms. It was in the mid-1950s that I walked the three blocks to 1st grade at our parish school. Everyone in our small town knew I was going to […]