Dear Friends,

The Foundation is proud to serve the faithful people of the Diocese of Buffalo by working as a unifying financial resource for our shared belief in the love of Christ and His promise of salvation.

As we build Christ's Church here on earth, the Foundation's role can be seen as one of mortar - the cement - that binds all of our efforts together for the greater good. Our donors demonstrate their beliefs with firm support for our mission, and we are honored to help build upon these gifts for the future of the Church.

This past year, those demonstrated beliefs in the Diocese of Buffalo have been remarkable. The Foundation received donations of $1,264,661 and Upon This Rock commitments totaling $4,732,928, and with the expert guidance of our board of trustees we were able to distribute $2,068,120 in grant funding.

Grants were made to many diocesan organizations and programs, helping Catholics and non-Catholics across Western New York. While the stories behind each grant may be different, the unifying theme is one of God's never-ending love.

We are grateful for the confidence our donors continue to show in the work we do at the Foundation. We convey our sincere thanks to our staff, trustees, and many partners within the Diocese who make it possible to carry out the Foundation's mission.

We are unified in belief and invite you to learn how you can be a part of the bond that strengthens us and helps hold our Church together.  


Alfred F. Luhr, III                           Richard C. Suchan, CEBS & CWS
Vice-Chair                                    Executive Director
Board of Trustees