Catholic Charities Moves Closer to Groundbreaking

A $1.5 million grant from the J.E. and L.E. Mabee Foundation has boosted Catholic Charities’ capital campaign to $9.7 million, more than halfway to the $16 million goal required to pay for a new central campus.

The campaign, the first in the 55-year history of Catholic Charities in the Diocese of Tulsa, is to conclude in April 2007.

The planned 77,000 SF campus at Harvard Avenue and Apache Street will house nine programs that are currently scattered throughout Tulsa.

Among the programs slated to move to the new facility are Madonna House, St. Elizabeth’s Lodge, emergency assistance, refugee resettlement, immigrant services, adoption services, and counseling services. The facility will also house a medical clinic.

The planned move is being funded through private donations and has received gifts of $1 million from the William K. Warren Foundation, the Anne and Henry Zarrow Foundation, and Joe and Kathy Craft. Alan Staab and Sharon Voskuhl and an anonymous donor have offered two gifts of $500,000. The Herman G. Kaiser Foundation, Hille Foundation, and Mary K. Chapman Foundation have also pledged gifts.

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