Catholic Foundation Welcomes Meece Family Fund in memory of Al and Gracie Adkins† for Seminarian Education

September 19, 2022

The Catholic Foundation welcomes a new Named Fund: The Meece Family Fund in memory of Al and Gracie Adkins†.

Tom and Andrea (Andi) Meece established this fund after attending a cultivation event which explained the great blessing our diocese is experiencing in a record number of young men who have answered God’s call to serve in the priesthood. But with that blessing comes a responsibility for our faith community to help support, spiritually and financially, these young men who will one day be our parish pastors; and where would our Church be without our priests and sacraments? 

This thought resonated with Tom and Andi, so the commitment was made to support seminarian education. The fund is in memory of Tom’s aunt and uncle, Gracie and Al Adkins†, who, as native El Pasoans and devout cradle Catholics, were an inspiration to all who knew them. They were not just Aunt and Uncle but mentors, friends, godparents to the Meece kids, Matthew and Megan, and pillars of the Meece and Adkins families and our community.

Al and Gracie’s legacy of faith and giving will continue to be remembered through this endowed fund. May our seminarians be nurtured and blessed by this token of generosity and love.

"We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give." — Winston Churchill

Al and Gracie Adkins†

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