Leaders of Catholic community foundations and related special purpose foundations met from May 6-8 in Chicago to discuss their ministries. This national convocation, titled “Many Ministries – One Heart,” brought together presidents, board chairs and executive directors of 37 Catholic community and special purpose foundations whose ministry includes managing Church funds. The purpose was to address the basic aspects of foundation ministry in the context of the Holy Father's November 2012 Apostolic Letter, issued Motu Proprio, On the Service of Charity.
The event was organized by Christian Brothers Investment Services and the Archdiocese of San Antonio’s Catholic Community Foundation / Catholic Fraternity Fund. The organizers said it was the first gathering of its kind in the U.S.
Longfellow Investment Management Co. was proud to be a sponsor of this inaugural Convocation.