Epiphany Funds' star was hung in 2007 when Sam Saladino, co-founder of Trinity Fiduciary Partners, LLC, brought together friends and clients with a commitment to faith and social responsibility. Saladino is Roman Catholic and passionate about investing in harmony with values. His uncle, Bishop John Cassata, was the first bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth. Saladino developed the FFV Scorecard to screen investments to protect the dignity of human life, support and protect employees and their families, and to reasonably safeguard the environment. The FFV Scorecard screening is consistent with the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) Socially Responsible Investment Guidelines. Epiphany Funds opened to investors in January 2007 on the first business day following the Feast of the Epiphany. The feast day celebrates the revelation of God incarnate as Jesus Christ and commemorates the visit of the Magi (also referred to as the three Kings or Wise Men) to Jesus. According to the Gospel of Matthew, the Magi found baby Jesus by following a star across the desert to Bethlehem.
Today, still under the leadership of Saladino, we continue to look to faith and the objective principles of the FFV Scorecard in guiding us. Epiphany Funds offers two mutual funds: Epiphany FFV Fund and Epiphany FFV Strategic Income Fund. Epiphany Funds promotes the integration of faith and social responsibility into its mutual funds. The companies in your mutual fund portfolios should not be working against your values. Your investment dollars should not help companies engaged in business activities that are antithetical to life. The companies in your mutual fund portfolios (and you as an investor) should not be profiting from products and services that do harm. You should be proud of your investments. We are proud of ours.
We endeavor to be good stewards of our resources and strive for the common good. Together we can make a difference. Follow the star!