Co-founder, Executive Director, Chief Editor
Terry Polakovic is a Co-Founder and the Executive Director of Endow. She has spent nearly 25 years working in the non-profit arena in the areas of management, fundraising, and volunteer coordination. Prior to founding Endow, Terry was the Chief Executive Officer of Seeds of Hope Charitable Trust for the Archdiocese of Denver. In addition to leading Endow, Terry has served as a board member for numerous non-profit organizations. She is currently serving as a trustee for The Catholic Foundation for the Roman Catholic Church in Northern Colorado. She is also a member of the board of directors for St. Catherine of Siena Academy in Wixom, Michigan. In 2010, Terry was awarded the Cross Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice (“For the Church and Pontiff”), a special award from our Holy Father Pope Benedict XVI given for exceptional service to the Church. In 2011, the Catholic Leadership Institute honored Terry as an “Outstanding Catholic Leader.”
Terry and her husband, Mike, have two young adult children. Her daughter, Katie, graduated from Providence College in 2009 with a degree in Theology and shortly thereafter, she joined the Religious Sisters of Mercy of Alma, Michigan. Her religious name is Sister Maria Pacis, RSM. Her son, Joe, graduated from the Universityof Coloradoin 2011 and is currently serving as an Officer in the United States Marines. Terry enjoys spending time with her family, reading, traveling, and exercising.