When Loretto Academy was founded by the Sisters of Loretto in San Elizario, TX, in 1879, it was the first Catholic preparatory school for women in the Southwest. Loretto, at its present site in El Paso, was established in 1923. Today, Loretto is home to an active co-educational pre-school and elementary school as well as a middle school and high school program designed for young women.
Founded by the Sisters of Loretto in 1923 as a celebration of faith in God’s love for us, the Academy, rooted in its rich heritage, continues today as a strong response to that love. Loretto Academy is an independent, Catholic institution, home to an active co-educational pre-school and elementary school as well as a middle school and high school program designed for young women. The Academy is committed to:
Endowed funds provide a vehicle through which individuals make outright or planned gifts that will have an everlasting impact on the ministry/parish/school. In time the income generated by the gift will far exceed the original donation.
As a result, endowed funds provide a perpetual, supplemental source of income for such things as the enhancement of programs and ministries, facilities maintenance, scholarships and seminary assistance, priest retirement, etc. Learn more about endowed funds.
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Monthly giving is a powerful way to provide sustainable, long-term support. As little as $20 (66 cents a day) can make a difference for the people helped by the parishes, schools, ministries, and charities in the Diocese of El Paso.
Creating a bequest in your will for the Catholic Foundation for the Diocese of El Paso is a powerful statement in your legacy, and costs you nothing today.
Donors may create a Named Fund benefiting the endowed fund of their choice with a gift or pledge of $10,000 or more over a five-year period. If you're interested in creating a legacy in honor or memory of a loved one, contact us online or call (915) 872-8412.