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When Dr. Zlata Kovacevic arrived in the United States 20 years ago from Bosnia with her two daughters, she had nothing. Her husband, who had immigrated a year earlier, had died just the day before. It was a representative from Catholic Charities who met them at the airport and helped them resettle.
Its third crop of interns is brewing now, thanks to Catholic Charities staff who invests in them.
Tamara Bohannon, vice president of advancement at Catholic Charities, and a parishioner of St. Francis Xavier, received the award from the Association of Fundraising Professionals, AFP, Nov. 9.
Catholic Charities celebrated a re-grand opening of its newest affordable housing project while similar tax credits is allowing the Foundation for Senior Living to renovate two properties in Kingman.
As CEO of Catholic Charities, I travel from northern Pinal County to the Nevada-border town of Bullhead City to meet with Catholic Charities staff, community partners and the people we serve in central and northern Arizona.
Desert Willow, a 57-unit complex in Tempe near St. Margaret Parish and the light rail, is poised to be a similar effort, and will celebrate a grand opening Sept. 27.
For many Valley youths, hosting a summertime lemonade stand is a rite of passage, one that teaches them the value of hard work and perseverance. But for one Phoenix third-grader, Laine Parnell, her stand offering fresh lemonade and homemade cookies offered her a much greater lesson in charity and compassion for the less fortunate.
There’s an inverse relationship between the overnight lows and the workload of staff and volunteers with local Catholic outreaches in Flagstaff, Phoenix and Prescott.