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Catholic Legacy Fund

Catholic Legacy Fund

The Catholic Legacy Fund is the program name for all our endowed funds. We use endowed funds to support the long-term needs of parishes, schools, ministries, and charities. All funds are separate, and money cannot be moved between funds. As a permanent endowment, the principal donations exist in perpetuity, while distributions are made from the annual interest. This guarantees donations will grow over time and continue to support the community and mission of the Diocese of El Paso.

The Catholic Foundation manages over 100 funds divided into three main categories: Catholic School Endowments, Ministry and Charity Endowments, and Parish Endowments. We invite you to prayerfully consider donating to one of the existing funds or inquire about starting a new fund for a cause you’re passionate about.

110 Individual Funds
$20,575,233 Total Value
Our goal is to build the Catholic Legacy Fund to $25 million, which will generate $1 million annually to support our Catholic faith in the Diocese of El Paso. The Catholic Foundation distributed a total of $917,510, in endowed funds in 2023.
Investing Responsibly

The Catholic Foundation is committed to serving as responsible stewards to its donors by providing effective and efficient investment and distribution of funds. We have a long history of responsibly operating our programs and we maintain our standards by annually assessing our costs.

View Existing Endowed Funds
Start a Named Fund
Start a Named Fund

You can start a new Named Fund with a gift of $10,000 or more. This can be a one-time gift or a pledge spread over a five year period. You get to choose how your gift is used for the parish, school, ministry, or charity of your choice.

Contact the Catholic Foundation at (915) 872-8412 or for more information on starting a Named Fund.

The Bishops' Legacy Circle
The Bishops' Legacy Circle

The generous donors recognized in the Bishop’s Legacy Circle have made a gift of $10,000 or more to establish a Named Fund or left a statement of intention to provide a planned gift at this level to the parish, ministry, or school of their choice. If you have listed the Catholic Foundation in your will, please let us know so that we may recognize your intentions.

Founders ($500,000+)
Albert R. Haag†
Diocese of El Paso Office of Education
Dorothy O. Perryman†
Michael M. and Clara Miles
St. Joseph’s School
St. Raphael Parish
Leaders ($100,000 - $499,999)
Alfonso and Mari Angeles Gallardo
Andrew Gallardo
Anonymous (2)
Benjamin A.† and Machelle Vanecek
Blessed Sacrament Parish
Cathedral High School Alumni Association
Catholic Church Extension Society
Centro Mujeres de la Esperanza
Connie Perez
David and Angelica† Lemaster
Diocesan Migrant & Refugee Services
Dr. J. Manuel and Maureen de la Rosa
Dr. J. Manuel and Maureen de la Rosa in memory of Manuel and Guadalupe de la Rosa†
Dr. Michael and Carolyn Bagg
Edward M. Donovan†
Fr. Alfred Galvan†
Fred and Maria Loya and Family
Henry and Ida Gallardo
Jose Luis Huerta
Leroy and Rose Baeza
Mercedes Guzman
Mr. and Mrs. Frank W. Gorman, Jr.†
Rev. Msgr. William H. Ryan†
Rev. Peter F. Ruiz†
Robert and Paulette Bowling
Russell† and Marty Vandenburg
Scanlan Foundation
Shaw and Jody Skinner
St. Patrick Cathedral
St. Pius X Parish
Thomas and Andrea "Andi" Meece
Supporters ($25,000 - $99,999)
Allen and Martha Miles Stumbo
Angela Delgado
Anonymous (5)
Carolyn Mora
Dale and Anne Condon Charitable Trust†
Dorothy Schatzman
Dr. & Mrs. Arthur and Irma Ramirez
Dr. & Mrs. Octavio and Rosario Licon
Dr. Dionicio M. and Alice Alvarez
Drs. Ruben and Maria de Jesús Ramirez
El Paso Villa Maria
Ernie and Nora Herrera
Filipino-American Community of El Paso
Frank S. and Barbara† Ainsa
Gerald A. Quinnan†
Golden Alumni Scholarship Fund (multiple donors from Cathedral Alumni)
Isidro and Lisa Lopez
James and Deborah Llewellyn
John A.† and Eppie Bayer
Luis† and Connie Perez
Marc and Michelle Zayas
Marshall and Julia Condon Fund†
Mary M. Uhrig† in memory of Henry T. Uhrig†
Moises Salazar†
Most Rev. Armando X. Ochoa, D.D.
Most Rev. Mark J. Seitz, D.D.
Our Lady of Guadalupe Apostolate
Our Lady of the Valley School in memory of Sisters Caroline and Cecilia Vasquez, OSF†
Queen of Peace Parish
Rev. James M. Condreau
Robert V.† and Juanita S. Falvey
Rollo R.† and Doris Gurss
Ron† and Cecilia Miles Mulvihill
Rudolph† and Elvia Miles†
San Antonio de Padua Parish
Santo Niño de Atocha Parish
Steve and Tracy Yellen and Family
Tepeyac Institute
Yazbik† and Rosalie Daw
Friends ($10,000 - $24,999)
Alva Alvarez
Ana Elena Allen
Anonymous (3)
Anthony W.† and Margaret Laduca
Bridget Cormack
Brothers of the Poor of St. Francis
Calvin and Geraldine Kessler†
Carlos and Norma Rodriguez
Col. Thomas E. and Lillian Walters†
Daniel and Irma Miles
Dr. & Mrs. Arturo and Martha Contreras
Dr. Jesús A. and Theresa Gómez
Dr. Martha Casas
Eduardo and Anna Uy
Eduardo and Josefina Soto and Family
Everardo Rodríguez†
Faith Webb†
Fernando Barrueta
Frederick W. Nelan
Gilbert G. and Lupe Estrada
Gregory Y. and Susan Daw Family
Holy Spirit Parish
Jaime and Estela Murga
James Morgan† and Ceil Jellett
John Gordon†
John Vandeven, Jr.
John† and Rosa Thorpe
Jorge Vergen† and Teresa Bustamante
Joseph and Olga Keese
Julie Q. Loomis†
Knights of Columbus Texas State Council #7563
La Purisima Socorro Mission
Leo and Elsa† Dominguez
Lionel “Wally” and Jane Thomson†
Lt. Col. Larry and Mary Baldwin
Luis A. and Carolina Perez
Luis E. and Gloria Cordero
Luis† and Connie Perez
Manuel and Guadalupe Soto
Margaret M. Davis
Mario and Mabel Martinez
Mark & Elizabeth Daw Family
Mary Ann Haynes
Mary Carmen Saucedo
Mary E. Condon
Michael and Connie Jensen Wilcezewski
Michael and Patricia Santamaria
Mike and Vicki Adkins
Most Holy Trinity Parish in memory of Bishop Metzger, Fr. O’Mahony and Celia Baeza†
Oscar and Martha Venegas
Our Lady of Fatima Parish
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish
Our Lady of the Valley Parish
Patrick and Lori Hoefner
Paul and Patricia Yetter
Philip Briganti
Phillip Sr.† and Bette Azar
Rita Foster† in memory of Tim Foster†
Robert J. Sparks
Robert and Carolyn Niland
Robert and Guadalupe Storch
Santa Rosa de Lima Parish
Sofía Cristina Larkin
St. John Paul II Parish
St. Mark Parish
St. Mary Parish - Marfa
St. Matthew Catholic School
St. Pius X School in memory of Sr. Jennifer Marxer and Rico Bañuelas†
St. Raphael Catholic Men’s Association
Steve and Joy Helbing
Steve and Nancy Fox
Sts. Peter and Paul Parish
Susan Elias
The Honorable Philip† and Mayela Martinez
Thomas F. and Patricia S. Gorman†
Thomas J. and Lucille Murphy†
Thomas S. Astbury, Jr.
Travis† and Berenice Petty
Wade & Marsha Daw Family
*Unless the Catholic Foundation has been notified of a planned gift, donors are not listed here.