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The Fr. Chuck Gallagher, S.J. Legacy Fund Established by Worldwide Marriage Encounter

Contact: Dick & Diane Baumbach, Worldwide Marriage Encounter, 321-453-2475, dickanddiane66@bellsouth.net

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif., April 1, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ -- "Fr. Chuck Gallagher is truly the father of the Worldwide Marriage Encounter (WWME) movement. His vision, drive and determination have allowed millions of couples to experience this special marriage enrichment weekend," said Scott & Karen Seaborn and Fr. Tom Ogg, the WWME North American Leadership Team, as they announced the creation of the Fr. Chuck Gallagher, S.J. Legacy Fund.  

The North American Leadership Team further explained that a gift to the Legacy Fund is different from other forms of Worldwide Marriage Encounter giving. "The Fr. Chuck Gallagher, S.J. Legacy Fund is a permanent fund and only its earnings will be spent.  These earnings will be used to support leadership training at all levels of our movement, including couples and priests presenting WWME weekends as well as couples and priests serving in leadership roles in their communities, dioceses and beyond."

"We know that over the years married couples' lives have been changed for the better as a result of Fr. Chuck's vision for WWME," the Seaborns and Fr. Ogg added.  "Some of those couples were on weekends presented by the late Fr. Chuck and we believe they are still inspired with what happened to their marriages that they may want to contribute to this very special legacy fund."

The leadership team explained that the committee administering the funds is made up of three U.S. couples as well as a couple from Canada.  Fr. Ogg also serves on the committee.

"We are thankful for the support, insight and assistance from Mark & Joyce Kulyk from the Erie, PA area, Dick & Diane Baumbach from the Cape Canaveral, FL area and Lloyd and Georgette Litke from Surrey, British Columbia.  They have been dedicated and committed to making Fr. Chuck's Legacy Fund a reality." the North American leadership team explained.

There are many types of gifts that will benefit the Fr. Chuck Gallagher, S.J.  Legacy Fund. A few of them are: cash, real estate, personal property, stocks and bonds, life insurance policies and planned gifts.

For further information in donating to the fund contact can be made to Mark & Joyce Kulyk at 814-474-5207, Lloyd & Georgette Litke at 604-542-2678 or  Fr. Tom Ogg at 307-763-0782.

"We are also happy to announce that thousands of dollars in donations have already been committed to establish the Fr. Chuck Legacy Fund, but we know that many more donations can be realized when couples who attended Worldwide Marriage Encounter weekends over the last 45 years want to see the dream and mission of the movement continue," the leadership team added.

For further information contact
Dick & Diane Baumbach 321-453-2475 dickanddiane66@bellsouth.net