Our annual fundraising initiative helps sustain the Archdiocese of Baltimore by providing substantial financial support for our parishes, partnering agencies, and pastoral ministries. In addition to enriching our parish communities, funds raised through the Appeal help enliven ministries that strengthen families form evangelizing disciples, and expand our charitable outreach for our neighbors in need.
Committed to raising $150 Million, this capital campaign was implemented to ensure that we will continue to sustain and enhance our parishes and schools, support efforts to increase priestly vocations, care for our retired priests, provide necessary funding for Catholic Charities and contribute to the preservation of our historic Cathedrals.
A separately incorporated and controlled 501 (c) (3) organization within the Archdiocese of Baltimore, the Catholic Community Foundation exists to provide financial support to secure the future of parishes, school and ministries through endowment and legacy giving. Donors find a particular satisfaction in knowing they are helping to bring the Faith and all its blessings to future generations.
The Partners in Excellence (PIE) Scholarship Program provides partial, need-based scholarships for students at Catholic schools, both elementary and secondary. Co-sponsored by the Archdiocese and over 400 philanthropies, businesses and private benefactors, PIE has provided over $29.5 million in tuition assistance to thousands of families in Baltimore City.
The Annual Archdiocesan Gala for Catholic Schools is our signature fall fundraising event that promotes the mission of our archdiocesan schools and raises significant funds in support of both current and endowed tuition assistance grants.
In 2012, Contino led a group of 20 women in the formation of WEA, which in addition to creating scholarships, provides support that has included classroom technology, summer reading initiatives, state-of-the-art playgrounds and school supplies.Read More
With music, dance and games, children from four Catholic community schools in Baltimore gathered May 9 to celebrate their being the first “Plank Scholars,” a new part of Partners in Excellence (PIE).Read More