St. Patrick Cathedral Historic Preservation

Endowment Fund

The St. Patrick Cathedral Historic Preservation Fund was established to provide for the future care of the Cathedral. Donations to this fund are a great gift to our community and will ensure that all families within our diocese are able to enjoy the beauty and sanctity of our Cathedral Church now and for years to come.

Current Value

An endowed fund of $1 million provides a yearly distribution of $40,000 to help preserve our beautiful century-old Cathedral

About this Fund

Help preserve a piece of El Paso’s sacred history. Construction on St. Patrick Cathedral started on April 7, 1914 with the founding of the Diocese of El Paso one month prior, and was dedicated on November 29, 1917, Thanksgiving Day.

The Cathedral has since been the mother church of the Diocese of El Paso, home to daily and weekly liturgical celebrations. With the 100th anniversary of the Diocese in 2014, St. Patrick Cathedral and the Catholic Foundation set out to build a permanent endowment fund for its historic preservation. The St. Patrick Cathedral Historic Preservation Fund allows for the future care of the Cathedral for countless years.

Photo Credit: Patrick Craig, Joe Najera, and Diocese of El Paso Archives

Upcoming Events

September 23, 2021

15th Annual Foundation of Faith Event: Ignite Your Hearts

We are going VIRTUAL in 2021 with the dynamic Mark Hart and musical guest Israel Houghton! The event will be live streamed on YouTube. Going virtual means that we can reach more people, raise more funds to support this great mission, and you get to have more fun!

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Why Give to Endowment?

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.

Other Ways to Give

In addition to online donations, there are a variety of ways you can donate to support this fund.

By Phone or Mail

To donate by phone, please call:
(915) 872-8412
(Monday – Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. MT)

To mail your donation:
Download our Donation Form PDF

Monthly Giving

Monthly giving can be a powerful way to provide sustainable, long-term support for our Catholic community. As little as $20 (66 cents a day) can make a difference for the people and parishes that are helped by the ministries and charities of the Diocese of El Paso.

Setup a Monthly Donation

Legacy & Planned Giving

Make a planned gift through a charitable gift annuity, charitable remainder trust, life insurance policy, retirement plan, or other planned giving instrument.

Learn more about planned giving

Establish a Named Fund

Donors may create a Named Fund with a gift or pledge of $10,000 or more over a five-year period benefiting the endowment fund of their choice. If you are interesting in establishing a Named Fund in honor of an endowment fund, please contact us online or call (915) 872-8412.

Named Fund Donors Supporting the St. Patrick Cathedral Historic Preservation

Anonymous Fund
Ana Elena Allen Fund
Phillip† and Bette Azar, Jr. Fund
Marshall and Julia Condon Fund† - El Paso Community Foundation
Mary E. Condon Fund
Dr. Arturo and Martha Contreras Fund
Bridget Cormack Fund
Paul and Suzanne Dipp Fund
Susan Elias Fund
Frank and Barbara Gorman, Jr.† Fund
Rollo R.† and Doris Gurss Fund in honor of Rollo Gurss, Jr. and Ginger Gurss Francis
Mary Ann Haynes Fund in memory of Zach T. Haynes† and Paul Marie Haynes†
San Pedro de Jesus Maldonado Memorial Fund
Philip and Mayela Martinez Fund
Daniel and Irma Miles Fund
Michael and Clara Miles Fund
Rudolph and Elvia Miles Fund
Carolyn Mora Fund
Ron and Cecilia Miles Mulvihill Fund
Robert and Carolyn Niland Fund
Luis A.† and Connie Perez Fund
Dr. Arthur and Irma Ramirez Fund
Manuel and Guadalupe Soto Family Fund
Allen and Martha Miles Stumbo Fund
Lionel “Wally” and Jane Thomson Fund
John† and Rosa Thorpe Fund
Michael and Connie Jensen Wilczewski Fund
Steve and Tracy Yellen Family Fund
Reverend Richard A. Matty† Fund
Steve and Nancy Fox
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