Dear friends at the Catholic Community Foundation of Waterloo Region and the Waterloo Region Catholic Schools Foundation:
Thank for the good work accomplished by both Foundations over the past many years. Catholic schools, Catholic parishes, and a variety of Catholic education projects and programs in the Waterloo Region have been beneficiaries of your generosity and hard work.
Thank you for the kindness of meeting with me to discuss the proposal of bringing both Foundations together under the banner of the Catholic Community Foundation of Waterloo Region, and to explain the primary focus of the new Foundation: Catholic education and needs of the Catholic community-at-large in the Waterloo Region.
I heartily endorse this merger which follows a long discussion among the Boards of the two organizations. It promotes a merger of financial resources and human energy that will benefit needs in the Catholic community into the future.
Thank you to those who have served the Foundations over the years and to those who will continue to serve on the Board of the new Foundation. May your service be richly blessed, just as you have been a blessing to so many!
Sincerely in the Risen Christ and Mary Immaculate,
Most Reverend Douglas Crosby, OMI
Bishop of Hamilton