In August 2018, Bishop Luis Rafael Zarama established THE FOUNDATION of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Raleigh, Inc. in order to more efficiently manage the temporal works of the Church.
A volunteer Board of Directors was assembled in early 2019 to begin organizing and to ensure proper fiscal and administrative management of The Foundation. Bishop Zarama and the Board of Directors hired its first Foundation Executive Director in June 2019.
The Foundation is the ‘community foundation of the Catholic church’ in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Raleigh.
Our mission is:
The Foundation also serves as a Planned Giving resource to parishes, schools and all diocesan ministries.