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



Saint Louis Zoo Association - Saint Louis, Missouri

Since its inception in 1910, the Zoo has been renowned for its beautiful naturalistic exhibits and for its diverse collection of animals from the major continents and biomes of the world. It is widely recognized for its innovative approaches to animal management, wildlife conservation, research and education.

Through the Zoo’s WildCare Institute, the Zoo focuses on wildlife management and recovery, conservation science, and support of the human populations that coexist with wildlife in 12 conservation hotspots around the globe, including three in Missouri.


Special Olympics Kentucky - Frankfort, Kentucky

Special Olympics is an international program of year-round sports training and athletic competition for more than one million children and adults with intellectual disabilities.  Special Olympics is founded on the belief that people with intellectual disabilities can, with proper instruction and encouragement, learn, enjoy and benefit from participation in individual and team sports, adapted as necessary to meet the needs of those with special mental and physical limitations.

Special Olympics believes that consistent training, with emphasis on physical conditioning, is essential to the development of sports skills, and that competition among those of equal abilities is the most appropriate means of testing these skills, measuring progress and providing incentives for personal growth.

Special Olympics believes that through sports training and competition, people with intellectual disabilities benefit physically, mentally, socially and spiritually; families are strengthened; and the community at large, both through participation and observation, is united with people with intellectual disabilities in an environment of equality, respect and acceptance.

Special Olympics believes that every person with an intellectual disability who is at least eight years old should have the opportunity to participate in and benefit from sports training and competition.


Major Hospital Foundation - Shelbyville, Indiana

Major Health Partners is a leading healthcare provider for patients from not only Shelby County, Indiana, but also from the southeastern part of the state. Since 1924, Major Hospital/Major Health Partners has grown to offer a wide spectrum of services, leading the region in many areas of healthcare delivery by providing quality care through their unique combination of state-of-the-art technology, modern facilities, and personal service.  They give all of the advantages found at the large urban hospitals, combined with genuine personal service, and that’s the Major Difference.


Cedar Community Foundation - West Bend, Wisconsin

Based in West Bend, Wisconsin, Cedar Community is ranked among the nation’s 100 largest not-for-profit, continuum of care provider whose mission is “to model Christ’s love for humanity by creating life-enhancing relationships, services and environments.” From homes and apartments for active and independent retirees, to assisted living, subacute (short-term) care, rehabilitation, skilled nursing and memory loss services, Cedar Community breadth of services ensures that, should a resident’s needs change, he or she has ready access to all levels of a long tradition of quality care.

Cedar Community is five campuses and 16 divisions strong, with 1100+ residents, 700+ employees, 500+ volunteers. Hundreds more people living in five SE Wisconsin counties also benefit from Cedar Community’s outreach, medical equipment and home health and hospice services.