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