Roman Catholic 
Diocese of Ogdensburg

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Bishop's Fund Appeal

The Bishop’s Fund Appeal provides financial assistance to the vital ministries of the Diocese of Ogdensburg.  The following ministries are supported:

Education of Seminarians
Family Life Office
Natural Family Planning Office
Respect Life Ministry
• Bishop’s Good Samaritan Fund
Formation for Ministry Program
Office of Evangelization
• Continuing Education and Formation of Priests
• Priests’ Graduate Studies 
Guggenheim Center

Bishop's Fund Appeal Weekend
September 16th and 17th 2023

Donate to the Bishop's Fund Appeal

Ways to Give

Gifts of Cash:  Checks should be made payable to the “Bishop’s Fund Appeal.”    

Pledge:  A gift to the Bishop’s Fund Appeal may be paid in four payments - at the time of the pledge, December, February and April.    

Online Giving:  The Bishop’s Fund Appeal offers the opportunity to make your gift and pledge payments online using a credit card (above).

Automatic Pledge Payments:  To set up automatic credit or debit card pledge payments, please contact the Bishop’s Fund Office at 315-393-2920.    

Matching Gifts:  Many companies endeavor to match the charitable contributions of employees.  Please contact your company’s Human Resource Department to determine if your company participates in the Matching Gift Program for Catholic Schools.    

Gifts of Securities:  Federal tax laws offer special incentives for gifts of non-cash property especially that which has increased in value since it was acquired.  Simply click here for instructions on making a stock gift to the Bishop’s Fund Appeal.    

Qualified IRA Contributions:  For those who are 70 ½ or older, you may wish to consider a tax-free gift directly from your IRA to the Bishop’s Fund Appeal.  Please contact the Bishop’s Fund Office at 315-393-2920 for instructions.    

Bequests:   When considering gifts to a charity in your Will, please remember the Bishop’s Fund Appeal.  Gifts can be made in the following manner through your Will: Specific dollar amount; a percentage of your estate or a particular asset such as real estate or other valuables.    

Mailing Your Gift:  Please feel free to mail your donation to:  The Bishop’s Fund Appeal, PO Box 150, Ogdensburg, NY  13669.

2023-2024 Bishop's Fund Progress


Scott Lalone
Executive Director, Development

Valerie Mathews
Assistant Director, Development
Director, Bishops Fund & Stewardship

Lorraine Carney
Clerical Assistant of Development Office