Father George Ham Memorial Fund

What is the FATHER GEORGE HAM MEMORIAL FUND?

Father Ham was the first pastor of St. Katharine Drexel Parish and believed that its future relied on the youth. The Father George Ham Memorial Fund was established to continue his legacy of commitment and support of our young parishioners.

What has the FATHER GEORGE HAM MEMORIAL FUND done so far?

  • Supported youth on mission trips
  • Sent teens to NH Catholic Youthfest and the Steubenville East Conferences
  • Financially assisted pilgrims attending World Youth Day 2011 in Madrid, Spain
  • June 2014, the inaugural year of the Fr. George Ham Memorial Fund Scholarships given to graduating parish seniors serving their parish, school and surrounding communities as disciples of faith
  • June 2016, Mr. and Mrs. Foley along with Fr. Cole presented the first James Foley Memorial Scholarship
  • June 2018, presented the first Fr. Richard Wegman Memorial Scholarship given to a parish senior intending to pursue business, music or intentionally discern a vocation.

What is the FUTURE of the FATHER GEORGE HAM MEMORIAL FUND?

  • Continue to support youth living lives of missionary discipleship

How can you SUPPORT the FATHER GEORGE HAM MEMORIAL FUND?

  • Contribute to the Fr. George Ham Memorial Fund
  • Donate a scholarship in the name of a loved one, parish ministry or organization

For more information contact the parish office 875-2548 or email Gertrude Hammond gertrudenh@metrocast.net