The Papal Foundation presented its first financial support to Pope (now Saint) John Paul II and the Holy See in April 1990.
Since then, the Foundation has provided over $166 million in grants and scholarships to build the Church, educate and prepare leaders, and care for the most vulnerable people, young and old, around the world.
Our commitment today remains the same as it was in the beginning days: To walk in union with the Holy Father and the Magisterium of the Church as we bring the love of Christ to a world in need.
Cardinal Sean O’Malley, O.F.M. Cap., Archbishop of Boston, spoke of the profound impact Papal Foundation grants make in the lives of brothers and sisters in need worldwide through the close work of lay donors with the Holy See, as he accepted his new role as chairman of the Board of Trustees. He is joined in leadership by Robert Neal, as vice-chairman, and by Eustace Mita, the first lay person ever elected to serve as president of The Papal Foundation. Joining them in leadership are Dennis Jilot, secretary, and Wayne Murdy, treasurer.