Mission and Purpose

The purpose of The Catholic Foundation of West Michigan is to support the religious, charitable and educational works of the Diocese of Grand Rapids, its parishes and schools. Its function is to create permanent endowment funds; nurture planned giving,  stewardship and resource development; and acquire, manage and distribute financial gifts and bequests according to the Gospel and the specific wishes of donors.


Most Reverend David J. Walkowiak
Bishop of Grand Rapids
360 Division Ave S
Grand Rapids MI 49503
Rev. Msgr. William H. Duncan
Vicar General
360 Division Ave S
Grand Rapids MI 49503
 Michael A. Lown 
Chancellor/Chief Financial Officer
360 Division Ave S
Grand Rapids MI 49503
 Advisory Board Members
​​Roy Lorenz, Board Chair


Marcia Borowkama

Tom Czerney


Kevin McDowell

Mary Panek


Paul Snow


Annalise Laumeyer
Director of Communications
Mark Morrow
Executive Director
Kevin Simon