On June 30th, 2020, the Catholic Foundation of Southwest Iowa (CFSWIA) awarded 10 grants to Catholic parishes, schools, and organizations with a grant. The 10 grants totaled $29,850. One grant, at $9,000, will be delayed at the recipients request due to COVID-19, and granted out in 2021. In CFSWIA’s 5th year of offering grants, we…

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If you are a farmer, a gift of grain or other crops, instead of a cash contribution, can be a very tax-efficient way for you to support a Catholic entity within the Des Moines Diocese. Contributing grain directly to charity, rather than selling the grain first and then making a cash contribution from the proceeds,…

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Date: April 22, 2020 Contact: Rachel Seidl Email: [email protected] Phone: (515) 237-5044 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CATHOLIC FOUNDATION OF SOUTHWEST IOWA ADDS BOB LAWLER AND MICHELE WHITTY TO BOARD OF DIRECTORS Des Moines, IA – The Catholic Foundation of Southwest Iowa (CFSWIA) recently added Bob Lawler and Michele Whitty to their Board of Directors. Lawler is…

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The “Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement” Act, aka the SECURE Act, was among several bills attached recently to a “must-pass” appropriations bill that was signed into law on December 20, 2019. The SECURE Act includes changes to the rules governing retirement plans, including several provisions relevant to making gifts via a charitable IRA rollover (a Qualified Charitable Distribution…

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Date: February 13, 2020 Contact: Rachel Seidl Email: [email protected] Phone: (515) 237-5044 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CATHOLIC FOUNDATION OF SOUTHWEST IOWA ADDS TOM MAHONEY TO BOARD OF DIRECTORS Des Moines, IA – The Catholic Foundation of Southwest Iowa (CFSWIA) is pleased to announce that they have added Tom Mahoney to their Board of Directors. Recently retired…

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People often ask “what’s the best way to make a gift to Catholic Foundation of Southwest Iowa?” Our answer: “It’s what works best for you.” Some people may opt for writing a check or transferring appreciated stock to save on capital gains tax. Others might prefer to make their gift by bequest or through a…

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The Catholic Foundation of Southwest Iowa has named Sue McEntee as its new Executive Director effective September 16. “We are delighted to have someone with Sue’s background and experience join us in leading our pursuit of creating the premier Catholic diocesan foundation in the country,” said Dennis Purdum, Vice Chairman of the foundation. “Sue’s commitment…

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McCarville steps into new role at Xavier High School in Cedar Rapids Catholic Foundation of Southwest Iowa begins search for new executive director Catholic Foundation of Southwest Iowa Executive Director Chris McCarville has been named President of Xavier High School in Cedar Rapids effective July 15. The search for a new executive director for the foundation…

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