In 2001, Bishop Boland and Monsignor O’Neill had the foresight to establish an endowment fund for the future preservation and restoration of our beautiful Cathedral Basilica of St. John the Baptist. Parishioners and generous supporters are responsible for all of the necessary restoration and preservation projects at the Cathedral.
The Cathedral Heritage Ball/Gala has been held every year since, and the endowment is currently valued at approximately $1,855,000. We are only allowed to distribute a certain portion of the interest generated by the Endowment Fund each year. All of the disbursed money is used for restoration and preservation. Our ultimate goal for this annual appeal will be to build the endowment to $5,000,000.
We are asking our parishioners and other supporters to contribute to the Cathedral Heritage Endowment Fund. Everyone who makes a donation will become a member of the Cathedral Heritage Preservation Society. 100% of your donation goes into the Endowment Fund.
People like you make the restoration and preservation of the Cathedral possible! Our community of visitors, worshipers, and admirers of this beautiful church unite in support of the preservation efforts.
Please click the Join the Society link to donate to this important effort. Or, for more information email firstname.lastname@example.org