Staff complete training to help make the Foundation’s work more effective

Foundation staff are excited to work with Poor Handmaids to create a video series about CST and Poor Handmaid values. The first video, with Sr. Marlene Ann, is available to watch here:

In an effort to more clearly understand the values that drive the work of the St. Joseph Community Health Foundation, staff members Meg Distler, Mark Burkholder and Mary Tyndall recently earned their Catholic Social Tradition and Philanthropy Certificate. The nine-week course was offered by the Center for Social Concerns at the University of Notre Dame, and Foundations and Donors Interested in Catholic Activities (FADICA). For their course capstone project, Distler, Burkholder and Tyndall created several web pages that highlight the seven principles of Catholic Social Tradition and how they relate to the work of the St. Joe Foundation and the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ, the sponsor of the Foundation. 

St. Joe Foundation Program Officer Angela Stanley recently completed the Indiana Philanthropy Alliance’s two-day Grantmaking 201 workshop. The workshop examined effective grant management processes and provided insights into emerging trends and strategies that refine the purpose, enhance the practice, and maximize the impact of giving.

“We are honored to help improve the Allen County community through grants and initiatives,” said Meg Distler, executive director of the Foundation. “In order to have the most positive impact possible, we encourage our co-workers to stay up to date on the latest tools and resources that may make our work more effective.”