Purpose of this Fund:
The exclusive purpose of this fund is to provide support for programs, projects, and entities within the diocese of Venice in Florida that meet the criteria outlined below and serve the greater Lee County, Florida area.
* The Fund shall be reserved specifically for the construction of a youth recreation area /facility along with the ancillary needs associated with the project at St. John XXIII Catholic Church in Fort Myers, FL.
*The Fund shall be reserved specifically to help support the construction of the new STREAM classroom building at Bishop Verot Catholic Highschool in Fort Myers, FL
* The Fund shall be reserved specifically for St. Martin de Porres Outreach in Fort Myers, FL.
* The Fund shall be reserved specifically for the St. John XXIII Catholic Church poor box in Ft. Myers.
Why Support an Endowment Fund?
An endowment fund provides a source of annual income to the Catholic entity of your choice. Endowments are designed to function in perpetuity, because the original gift amount (the principal) is invested and the earnings are used to provide long-term financial support to a Parish, school, program or the ministry about which you care most. Once established, anyone can make additional contributions to the fund in any dollar amount.
Many endowment funds are created through gifts from wills or trusts, however, a significant number of donors choose to fund their endowments while they are still living so they can see the impact of their gifts. There are numerous ways to fund an endowment with the Foundation including gifts of cash, securities, property, distributions from retirement accounts and more.
To learn more please contact the Catholic Community Foundation of Southwest Florida at 941-441-1124 or CCF@dioceseofvenice.org