Cornerstone Charitable Foundation was established to strengthen local Catholic communities for future generations. We provide grants, loans, bond financing, structured giving and endowment-building capabilities to Catholic schools, parishes, foundations and mission-supportive nonprofit organizations around the country.


Cornerstone simplifies the most sophisticated nonprofit funding and fundraising methodologies in order to offer them as turn-key solutions to Catholic nonprofits who do not have the back-office support to otherwise make them possible.

“When Jesus fed five thousand people with only five loaves of bread and two fish, he was showing us how God’s love can multiply the effects of our generosity (see Matt. 14:13-21). God’s kingdom is the place of abundance where every generous act overflows its original bounds and becomes part of the unbounded grace of God at work in the world (see 2 Cor. 9:10-15)."  

— Fr. Henri J. M. Nouwen




Coughlin & Company, a third generation, family owned investment banking firm founded in 1932, arranges more Catholic bond financings than any other investment banking firm in the nation. Coughlin’s client base includes Catholic dioceses, religious orders, health care providers, affordable housing providers and other charitable organizations. Operating under the tagline, “Catholics Helping Catholics” Coughlin provides Catholic borrowers with long term, fixed rate taxable bond financing with terms that are vastly superior to typical secured bank financing. Coughlin also has a large tax-exempt bond practice, especially for Catholic schools.


Cornerstone Community Foundation Employees, Board Members, Trustees and Officers

Cornerstone Charitable Foundation

  • Chairman of Board – Doug Thiessen

  • President – Joe Walter

  • Vice President – Dan Ellenz

  • CFO - Dom Yocius

  • Secretary – Dean Gengler

  • Treasurer – Doug Eilert

  • Treasurer Emeritus – Jerry Eilert

  • Trustee – Dave Dubbert

  • Trustee – Jeff Bechard


Do you have something you believe we can help you with? Got any questions regarding our conduit process? Get in touch with us today to schedule an appointment with our management team.

1110 N Independence Ave
Beloit, KS 67420


Alumni Dinner

Date: May 29th, 2021

New Price: $20

Mail Checks to: Cornerstone Charitable Foundation

Questions: Call Joe Walter 785-738-8774

Or feel free to use the donate button to pay and reserve your spot today!

1110 N Independence Ave
Beloit, Kansas 67420

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