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Catholic Charities: More than $9.1 million raised for Appeal 2023


Tue, Jul 11th 2023 12:25 pm

Submitted on behalf of Catholic Charities 

Catholic Charities of Buffalo announced today that Appeal 2023, in support of Catholic Charities and the “Fund for the Faith,” achieved a total of $9,124,024.89 in cash and pledges, representing 96% of its $9.5 million goal.

“Thank you for your continued generosity and support of Appeal 2023,” said Deacon Steve Schumer, president and CEO of Catholic Charities “Over the last 100 years, we have certainly had our challenges, but Catholic Charities continues to stand ready as a beacon of hope to our neighbors of all faiths in need.”

The annual Appeal helps fund 57 programs and services administered by Catholic Charities across Western New York, and many diocesan ministries through the “Fund for the Faith.” Catholic Charities’ programs and services include basic emergency assistance such as food pantries, educational and vocational advancement services, family safety and stabilization services, immigration and refugee assistance, behavioral health and substance use treatment, and youth and family support services.

“Thank you to our nearly 24,000 donors who supported Appeal 2023,” said Adam Sumlin, Ph.D., Appeal 2023 chair. “When we come together, so much good can be accomplished for the many individuals, families and children who rely on the funds raised through the Appeal and the vital services offered. Thanks to your generosity, families become stabilized and safe, young adults receive their education goals, and individuals find hope and healing through counseling.”

To reflect Catholic Charities’ full development efforts, the $9.1 million raised this year also includes nearly $700,000 in donations specifically to its programs and in gifts via bequests.

Donors can continue to support the work of Catholic Charities and the “Fund for the Faith” at www.ccwny.org/donation.

More About Catholic Charities

Catholic Charities has helped individuals and families in need since its founding in 1923. That need is varied and widespread – from emergency assistance to mental health counseling and treatment, and from specialized services for older adults to help with job training and education. Catholic Charities empowers children, families and seniors to achieve meaningful, healthy and productive lives. In all situations, Catholic Charities delivers support to meet immediate needs, and then assesses clients for other needs to ensure long-term success.

An excellent steward of the contributions it receives, Catholic Charities earns high ratings from Charity Navigator for transparency and sound fiscal management and is a Better Business Bureau Accredited Charity. Catholic Charities also receives highest ratings from the Council on Accreditation for quality service.

For more information, visit ccwny.org.

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