Bishop’s Ambassadors

As Catholics, we have been given Christ's great commission to share the Gospel in our homes and places of work, among friends and neighbors, and throughout our nation and the world. Select members of our Diocesan Church are being called to help achieve this by joining together to serve God and neighbor by accepting this invitation to become a member of the Bishop's Ambassadors.

The Bishop's Ambassadors is a membership organization led by Bishop John Doerfler and perpetually by future bishops of the Diocese of Marquette. The primary objective of the Bishop's Ambassadors is to hand on to future generations the great, living tradition of faith that has been handed down by past generations.

Each fall the Bishop's Ambassadors gather for a special Mass and dinner with the bishop. They are the backbone of the Legacy of Faith initiative, and they serve as a motivated group of concerned Catholic leaders that the bishop consults with and speaks to regarding key diocesan issues and concerns.

Bishop's Ambassadors are leadership level donors who have committed at least $25,000 to any endowed fund of the diocese, and share the vision for preserving and fostering the Catholic faith through endowment building and grant making.

How to Join the Bishop's Ambassadors

  • A special way to honor generous supporters.
  • Gifts can be made to any existing endowed fund, or new endowed funds can be established within the Upper Peninsula Catholic Foundation to benefit any parish, school or other diocesan entity.
  • Your gift commitment may be fulfilled through various types of planned gifts such as cash, securities, pledges and deferred gifts.
  • Your gift may be completed in a manner and time frame that best meets you needs.

We are Here to Help the Church

We are here to serve you and will work with you and your legal, tax or financial advisors in planning to meet your charitable goals. For more information on planned giving or on becoming a Bishop's Ambassador, please contact us here.


Please make checks payable to "U.P. Catholic Foundation".

For assistance with gifts of stock or other planned gifts, please contact Terri Gadzinski at (906) 227-9108 or email here.

Thank you and God bless you!

Bishop's Ambassadors Pledge Card

Note: If you wish to establish a new endowment fund, please contact us to discuss your wishes and to create a fund agreement.

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