Diocese of Knoxville - Knoxville, Tennessee

On May 27, 1988, His Holiness, John Paul II, announced the formal establishment of the Diocese of Knoxville under the Archdiocese of Louisville.  The Diocese of Knoxville currently has 49 parish churches and two mission churches throughout East Tennessee. Their rapid growth was recently cited in a study by Georgetown University which ranked Knoxville as the 10th highest diocese in the nation for Catholic Conversions. 

The Diocese of Knoxville currently has approximately 69,000 Catholics– about twice as many as when it was created in 1988. The Catholic population represents about 2.8% of the total population of the area. 


Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque - Dubuque, Iowa

In 1999, a group of community leaders met to explore the feasibility of establishing a community foundation in Dubuque, Iowa. After completing its research, the group felt strongly that a community foundation would provide community leadership and nonprofit support essential to Dubuque’s future.

The Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque was incorporated in October 2001 and went public in October 2002. The Community Foundation office opened its doors in the Dubuque Building on February 1, 2003, and Nancy Van Milligen was named as president/CEO.

"Before the organization of the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque, we had no vehicle for those of our citizens who wished to, and were able to, provide funds for the general well-being of the tri-state area and its people."??
- John O’Connor, Founding Chair