Video Credits

Foundation gift examples featured in this video include:

  • Corpus Christi Catholic School – tuition assistance
  • St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church – grant funding for prayer books used in St. Benedict Institute’s Vocation Discernment Program
  • Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church – grant funding for Bible study materials

For more information about other Foundation gifts to our Catholic community, please see Our Work and Grant/Guidelines and Forms page.


Many thanks to the following individuals for their roles in the creation of this new video:

  • Kindergarten Class of 2017, Corpus Christi Catholic School, and teacher Mrs. Patrick
  • Dr. Ed, role of grandfather – a retired psychologist, dedicated volunteer at Corpus Christi Catholic School, and member of St. Francis de Sales Parish
  • Colin  – a senior at Hope College who is discerning a call to the priesthood
  • Carla, role of mother – a member of Our Lady of the Lake’s women’s Bible study group, along with some of her wonderful Bible study friends from Our Lady of the Lake Parish
  • Fr. Jegar Fickel – whose spiritual inspiration began in his large, Catholic family, who are members of St. Francis de Sales Parish.  Fr. Fickel graduated from 8th grade at Corpus Christi Catholic School and is currently serving at St. Mary – St. Paul Parish in Big Rapids, Michigan.
  • Theresa Giacalone, Donum Vitae – the talented Producer that created this beautiful piece.  Theresa resides in Grand Haven and attends St. Patrick’s Parish.