An endowment is more than a donation – it is an investment in the future of Milwaukee Catholic Home. Endowments provide a steady, ongoing source of funding for several of our most vital programs. An endowment fund allows the interest generated from that fund to be used for the ongoing needs of a specific program in perpetuity. Permanently named endowed funds require a minimum contribution of $25,000.
As MCH reflects on who we are and who we want to be in our next 100 years, we have identified the key programs that merit the establishment of endowment funds to ensure their continuing impact on the lives of our residents for generations to come.
Please consider supporting MCH through establishing a named fund or by contributing to one of the existing endowment funds below. A gift designated to a Milwaukee Catholic Home endowment fund is truly a gift for the future.
This endowment at Milwaukee Catholic Home ensures the availability of meaningful therapeutic and recreational fine arts programming. The endowment also supports our efforts to connect our residents to Milwaukee’s cultural riches by bringing in-house some of the area’s finest musicians, singers, choirs, and other performers.
The Franz and Virginia Bidinger Endowment for Fine Arts
Virginia Loeffler married Franz Bidinger, owner of Bidinger Music House in Kenosha. Together, they pursued a lifelong passion for music and the arts. They created the Franz and Virginia Bidinger Endowment for the Fine Arts to bring exceptional entertainment to MCH’s residents.
The Benevolence Fund Endowment was established to allow the Milwaukee Catholic Home community to assist residents experiencing unexpected financial hardship. Although residents plan their finances carefully when preparing to move, circumstances beyond their control sometimes cause their assets to be depleted long after they have become part of our community. Our goal through this endowment is for these residents to remain at Milwaukee Catholic Home and to receive assistance in their time of need.
The Patrick and Anna M. Cudahy Benevolence Fund
Anna Cudahy, one of the original founders of Milwaukee Catholic Home, donated a private home on Astor Street in Milwaukee to be used as the first Catholic Home residence. The Patrick and Anna M. Cudahy Benevolence Fund was first established in 1965.
The William and Jean Jermain Jr. Benevolence Fund
William Jermain Jr. is a former Milwaukee Catholic Home resident and member of our Board of Directors. He tirelessly worked to improve the operations of Milwaukee Catholic Home until his death in 2016. His beloved wife Jean is a current resident at Milwaukee Catholic Home continuing his work and generously supporting benevolent care at Milwaukee Catholic Home.
If you have questions about giving, please contact Dave Fulcher at (414) 220-3212.