The MSW Wisdom Fund is an endowment that sustains educational projects and activities available to parishioners and friends of all ages. Support of the endowment will benefit all members of our parish community. The purpose of the fund is to deepen understanding of, familiarity with, and love the Lord, with an expectation that all will come to actively share the mission of the church.
A Letter from Fr. Jerry Gunderson
With more than 60 years of faith, ministry, education and fellowship as our heritage, it is no wonder that Mary, Seat of Wisdom is a parish known for looking ahead while treasuring a wonderful past.
The Wisdom Fund, our parish’s educational endowment, was established to ensure that our educational ministries will always be supported and sustained to carry on our Catholic values. Fr. Ron Kalas, pastor emeritus, initiated this fund on June 30, 2001, and Father Bob McLaughlin made a significant bequest to ensure that it would reap rewards forever more.
We know that building our endowment is the one of the most important investments we can make. The power of an endowment is in its continuity. As your pastor, it has been a special intention of mine, supported by our finance committee, to grow our endowment to $1 million before we draw from its interest. I’m thrilled to share that this fiscal year, we will reach this milestone and make our first annual withdrawal.
Your gift to The Wisdom Fund creates a personal legacy and permanently supports the educational projects and activities available to parishioners and friends of all ages. As you can see below, withdrawals from The Wisdom Fund will support nearly every aspect of our Catholic faith and our parish community.
Thus far, The Wisdom Fund has increased through memorial contributions made in memory/honor of individuals living or deceased and through estate gifts. Now we have the opportunity to directly contribute. Please click here to make a direct gift to The Wisdom Fund. Thank you for your ongoing support of parish operations and for helping create a foundation for faith.
Please contact Jamie Chabura, Director of Development, to learn more about supporting The Wisdom Fund.