Faith at Work: September 2023

Faith at Work: September 2023

The Fr. Willie Todd Foundation, established by retired diocesan priest Fr. Willie Todd in partnership with the Catholic Foundation of South Louisiana, has been making a significant impact in providing funding for church parishes and Catholic schools within our diocese. Through this foundation, Fr. Todd aims to support new projects and ministries, creating a lasting legacy for the community he has served for many years.

“It is truly an honor to be able to work along side Fr. Todd, facilitating his great generosity and exceptional commitment to the people of the diocese. I admires his vision and love for the community, which evident in his generous creation of a fund from his personal finances. Not only does this fund provide immediate support to parishes and schools, but Fr. Todd has ensured that his vision will continue in perpetuity. Fr. Willie Todd’s generosity and dedication make him one of the most remarkable priests with whom the Catholic Foundation has had the privilege to work,” stated Amy Ponson, Executive Director of the Catholic Foundation.

The grant recipients of the Fr. Willie Todd Foundation are carefully selected through a collaborative effort of his grants committee. Fr. Todd works closely with his board of directors, diligently reviewing each application before making final decisions. This year, the Fr. Willie Todd Foundation distributed a total of $36,360 to support various projects.

The impact of the Fr. Willie Todd Foundation extends far beyond the financial support it offers. It stands as a testament to the power of one individual’s vision and generosity. Fr. Todd’s desire to create a lasting legacy has inspired others to join him in his mission, fostering a spirit of philanthropy and community involvement. The foundation serves as a beacon of hope, reminding us of the positive change that can be achieved when individuals come together to support a common cause.

As the Fr. Willie Todd Foundation continues to grow and thrive, it will undoubtedly leave an indelible mark on the diocese it serves. Through the generosity of Fr. Todd and the dedication of its board of directors, the Fr. Willie Todd Foundation will continue to support and empower parishes and Catholic schools, ensuring that they remain vibrant centers of faith, education, and community for generations to come.

Congratulations to this year’s recipients:

Central Catholic Elementary $2,500
ED White Catholic High $1,400
Holy Cross Church $2,500
Holy Family Church $2,300
Holy Rosary Catholic School $2,500
Holy Savoir Catholic Church $1,000
Office of Catholic Schools $2,400
Our Lady of Prompt Succor Golden Meadow $2,500
Sacred Heart Catholic Church $2,500
St. Bridget Catholic Church $2,500
St. Lucy Catholic Church $600
St. Ann Catholic Church $2,000
St. Bernadette Catholic School $2,460
St. Charles Catholic Church Point Aux Chene $1,950
St. Eloi Catholic Church $2,400
St. Genevieve Catholic Church $1,250
St. Joseph Elementary School $600
St. Lawrence Catholic Church $1,000
St. Mary’s Nativity Church $1,500
St. Mary’s Nativity School $500