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St. Patrick's Church/Archbishop Bergan Catholic Endowed Funds

Endowment Funds

The St Patrick’s Church/Archbishop Bergan Endowment Committee (The Committee) serves as a financial investment arm of St. Patrick’s Church, Fremont & Archbishop Bergan Catholic School. This body strives to improve our long-term financial strength. The Committee oversees the investing of endowed gifts generously provided by parishioners, alumni, families, community members and supporters in order to generate renewable earnings for our Parish &/or school. The Committee oversees these gifted funds established to assist with the Parish operational expenses, church maintenance expenses, schools operational expenses, tuition assistance, and post-secondary scholarships. 

Our supporters have been generous and have helped place St. Patrick’s/Archbishop Bergan on a stable path, but we continue to need your help to keep us a strong, viable option for all parishioners and families in our Community.  Are you able to help?

Below is a list of endowed funds available to accept contributions.  They have all been established by generous, faithful friends of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church & Archbishop Bergan Catholic School.

 

Bergan Tuition Assistance Endowed Grant Funds:

Lou & Pat Wewel Tuition Assistance Fund

Sr. Elizabeth Ruskamp Tuition Assistance Fund (to benefit an 8th Gd Student)

Rose Charleston Tuition Assistance Fund (to benefit a 6th-12th Gd Student)

Rick Schmidt Tuition Assistance Fund (to benefit a 9th Gd)

Verlene Dohmen Tuition Assistance Fund (to benefit a 6th-12th Gd Student)

Bill & Elaine Emanuel Tuition Assistance Fund

Ben & Frances Vering Tuition Assistance Fund (to benefit a 6th Gd Student)

Floyd Thierolf Tuition Assistance Fund (to benefit a Former educationally identified student)

Alma & Roy Miller Tuition Assistance Fund (to benefit a K-8th Gd Student)

Kevin Higley Tuition Assistance Fund

JoAnn (Carlson) Intorn Tuition Assistance Fund

Bill & Joyce Grosserode Tuition Assistance Fund

John Poehling Family Tuition Assistance Fund

Jack & Madalen Petrow Tuition Assistance Fund (to benefit a 7th-12th Gd Student)

Ross Mlnarik Tuition Assistance Fund (to benefit a 6th-12th Gd Student)

Don & LaRene Carlson Tuition Assistance Fund

Adolph & Pacula & Fam. Tuition Assistance Fund

Bob Realph Tuition Assistance Fund

Mary Kay Learner Tuition Assistance Fund (to benefit an Elem. Student)

Marianne Getzfrid Tuition Assistance Fund (to benefit an Elem. Student)

Archbishop Bergan General Tuition Assistance Fund

Edward J Honcik Tuition Assistance Fund

Phillis Gebhardt Tuition Assistance Fund (to benefit a student in K-2nd grades)

 

Bergan Non-Tuition Assistance Endowed Funds:

Pat Semrad Wrestling Fund (to help fund major needs in the Wrestling program)

Bergan Booster Club (to provide income for Bergan athletics/fine arts as needed)

Virgil & Florence Clark (to support Bergan operations expenses)

Robert & Rita Kelly Elementary Fund (help offset operational expenses in the Elementary building)

Bill & Elaine Emanuel Operations Fund (help offset operational expenses in the Elementary building)

Bergan General Endowment Fund (to help offset operational expenses)

Bergan Elementary Endowment Fund (to help offset operational expenses in the Elementary)

Otto & Wanda Brabec Elementary Endowment Fund (to support expenses in the Elementary)

Ruth & Bill Dvorak Operations Fund (to help offset operational expenses within the school)

 

Bergan Post-Secondary Endowed Scholarship Funds:

Edwin Parr Scholarship Fund (Open to graduating seniors)

Jane Ortmeier Memorial Scholarship (Open to graduating senior, female athlete)

Elaine M. Vacha, Nurses Training Scholarship (For students entering a Nursing program)

Gene Twehous Memorial Scholarship (Graduating senior having given most service to Bergan)

Lou & Pat Wewel Scholarship Fund (Graduating senior attending a 4 yr. college)

Dr. Paul A. Kurth Memorial Scholarship (Preference to graduating female who was on the golf team)

 

St. Patrick’s Parish Endowed Funds

St. Patrick's General Endowment (to benefit operational expenses)

Fr. Frank Lordemann Endowment for Lay Ministry  (to benefit training for lay ministry leadership)

St. Patrick's Gift Annuity (to create an income stream for the giftor and remainder left to St. Pat’s)

Lydia Bruce Church Maintenance Fund  (for upkeep of the Church)

Bill & Joyce Grosserode  (to benefit Parish operational expenses)

Calvary Cemetery  (to help fund the needs of the Cemetery)

Frank & Helen Love  (to benefit operational expenses)

Paul & Delores Todd (to benefit operational expenses)

Windeshausen Family Endowment - In memory of Marci  (to benefit operational expenses)

 

God Bless the marvelous benefactors and their families for establishing the above funds.  Please contact the Stewardship & Development Office at 402-721-6611 ext. 17, for further information or options regarding ways to donate to any of the above funds.