Remember that when you leave this earth, you can take with you nothing that you have received -

only what you have given: a full heart enriched by honest service, love, sacrifice and courage.

— St. Francis of Assisi








Mission Statement

The Archdiocese of Hartford is called by Jesus Christ to be the local expression of the universal Church in faith, worship and service. As such, we are committed to building a community that is truly Catholic, united in our adherence to our faith.

Our mission is to build the Body of Christ through major and planned gift development to strengthen the works of the Church. We aim to serve the faithful through our parishes and infrastructure, various Archdiocesan ministries, agencies, programs, and endowments.

The Archdiocesan Office of Development is responsible for securing the necessary funds to assist the Archdiocese of Hartford in its mission to serve God’s people throughout Hartford, New Haven and Litchfield Counties. Guided by the Holy Spirit, we commit ourselves to the responsible stewardship of all God's gifts.

Our Services

The Office of Development serves as a resource for information and strategies for charitable giving to support the Church's parishes, ministries and programs. For information about charitable giving opportunities and the benefits of planned giving, please click here.

The Department's staff partners with the clergy, lay leaders and friends of the Archdiocese to cultivate and steward gifts to benefit the many good works taking place each day in the Archdiocese. The Department also works cooperatively with such entities as the Foundation for the Advancement of Catholic Schools and the development staff of Catholic Charities to secure funds to advance the purposes of these ministries.

For information on the department and its work:
Office of Development
Archdiocese of Hartford
134 Farmington Avenue
Hartford, CT 06105

Robert McTiernan, Director of Development

Kathleen Christ, Administrative Assistant

Mary Ellen H. Kunz, Donor & Prospect Research Coordinator








Archdiocese of Hartford · 134 Farmington Avenue Hartford, CT 06105 · 860-541-6491 · fax: 860-541-6309