Learning From Each Other – Annual Reports

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Learning from each other

Shout out to our team and council officers during Annual Report season

February 15th is an important day for Catholic United Financial volunteers and we’re pulling back the curtain to tell you why, and to give a shout out to those who deserve the credit.

As a member-owned, not-for-profit fraternal insurance company, Catholic United operates a Giving Network of local chapters called Volunteer Teams (or Councils). These are led by members, volunteers and employees who help bring grants, scholarships and fundraising dollars to their local communities. Annually, we ask these groups to complete a report on their activities for the previous year, and our volunteer leaders have until Feb. 15th to submit this Annual Report through our online reporting system.

This local reporting to our Home Office helps us determine our missional impact on the regions where Catholic United provides our financial products and services. For example, we know that our 2020 missional impact was more than $8 million to the communities and members we serve. We also know we held more than 2,000 events and involved more than 30,000 people in our work…and that’s during the first year of the pandemic!

We’re excited to crunch the numbers and see how effective and far-reaching our activities and fundraising were in 2021. We couldn’t so this without the efforts of our volunteer officers who help calculate and report on these numbers. Thank you so much to these officers who do this work. The photos below are of some of our wonderful volunteers, officers and activities from the past year — made possible by members!

The St. Victoria Council in Victoria, MN presents a Matching Grant check to Father Bob White after a recent fundraiser.

St. Victoria Council Matching Grant

Volunteers, including Sr. Sales Representative Susan Stenzel, prep food for a Member Assistance Grant event in southern Minnesota.

Member Assistance Grant Volunteers

We assembled more than 2,000 personal care kits at a Gather4Good event in Albany, MN thanks to local volunteer organizers.