Child Feeding Calf

Maier Family Endowment 

 Rural Catholic Life 

The Maier Family Endowment for Rural Catholic Life Fund provides support to parishes and ministries addressing the needs of rural Catholic life in the Diocese of Madison.  This fund was established by the board of directors and friends of the CDMF to honor CDMF's first executive director - Daun Maier, for her service to the diocese and the Maier family for their steadfast example of rural Catholic life.

Msgr. James Bartylla, Vicar General, and CDMF board member shares: “Having served as a seminarian and later as a parish priest in our rural parishes, I can attest to the unique economic hardships, social service needs, and spiritual needs among our cherished rural families. They’re the backbone of our diocese in so many ways, with a solid faith life amidst the challenges they face.”

The Maier Family Endowment strengthens rural Catholic life through grants to parishes and ministries as determined by the Bishop of Madison. Over $1,500 has been granted since the fund's inception to support rural parishes and their families, tirelessly living out the Catholic faith. 

2021 Grant - Rural Life Day

The 2021 grant from the Maier Family Endowment for Rural Catholic Life will help support the diocesan Rural Life Day on May 15th, 2021 in Jefferson.