Catholic Foundation updates logo

Categories: Around the Diocese

foundation-logo-2016The Catholic Foundation for the Diocese of Saint Cloud recently unveiled its new logo — an asymmetrical sage-green cross. The words below now say “For the Diocese of Saint Cloud.”

“The words used to be ‘Of the Diocese’,” said Curt Hanson, the foundation’s executive director. “We now say ‘for the diocese’ to emphasize that the reason we are here is to serve our parishes, schools and families. The Catholic Foundation exists in a servant position ‘for’ the diocese. It’s a small change, but important.”

The green color suggests growth, he said of the logo’s cross, and the design is clean and simple — but not rigid.

Previous logos used symmetrical crosses, boxes, squares and straight lines to indicate solidity, support and strength.

“Our tagline ‘Advancing Catholic Formation’ is also new,” Hanson said. “That says what the foundation is about. The first funds were created for ‘Living the Promise’ which supports seminarians, faith formation, youth retreats and crisis pregnancy centers.

“Then we have fun events like the Bishop’s Golf Challenge, which supports the Generation Next fund,” he said, “and Breakfast with the Bishop, which supports the Catholic Schools Student Scholarship Fund.”