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Three couples to head Catholic endowment campaign

Three couples will serve as co-chairs of the $100 million Upon This Rock capital and endowment campaign for the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo, Bishop Richard J. Malone and Richard Suchan, executive director of the Foundation of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Buffalo, have announced.

The co-chairs are Judy and Thomas R. Beecher Jr., members of St. Louis Parish in Buffalo; Barbara and Jerry Castiglia, members of St. George Parish in West Falls; and Betsy and John Sullivan, members of SS. Peter & Paul Parish in Hamburg.

Thomas Beecher is counsel to the law firm Phillips Lytle LLP and chairman emeritus of the board of the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus. Judy Beecher is a retired Albright-Knox Art Gallery administrator.

Jerry Castiglia is retired president and chief executive officer of Pratt & Lambert United Inc. Barbara Castiglia is a trustee at Hilbert College and a former teacher, librarian and art therapist.

John Sullivan is an owner of Buffalo Truck Center Inc. and a volunteer pilot with WINGS Flight of Hope. Betsy Sullivan, the company’s marketing director, is a board member of the Foundation of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Buffalo.

The campaign, which has raised more than $38 million to date, will continue for the next year and will support key ministries and programs throughout the eight-county diocese. For more information, call 847-8740 or visit