The Foundation for the Diocese of El Paso was established in 2001 to support the growing needs of our Catholic community.
The Foundation is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors from El Paso and West Texas who have a diverse background of knowledge and skills. The Foundation Board serves as the guardians of the organization’s annual operating budget and endowment funds.
Each year, the Foundation holds a different Stewardship event. Past events have included Stewardship Days, Stewardship Workshops and Stewardship Classes held through Tepeyac’s Summer Institute.
The purpose of the annual Foundation of Faith Dinner is to bring a renowned speaker to El Paso, to bring people from all areas of our community together, to raise gifts for endowment and non-endowment needs for diocesan charities, ministries, parishes and schools, and to disseminate the Stewardship message of “Pray, Serve, Give.”
The Foundation for the Diocese of El Paso received a record gift of $2.9 million from Clara and Michael M. Miles for Catholic high school scholarship funds.
With a 4% distribution from endowment assets to designated beneficiaries each year, the Foundation is demonstrating how endowments make a difference.
The Catholic Legacy Fund is the Foundation’s permanent endowment fund program that exists to support the annual and long-term needs of the churches, schools and ministries of the Diocese of El Paso. Our goal is to build the Catholic Legacy Fund to $25 million.
The Progress Annual Appeal is the Bishop’s Appeal to nurture the spiritual growth of our Catholic community by raising funds for the annual support of 17 diocesan ministries. Our goal is to increase the Progress Appeal to $2.3 million
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.
The Seminarian Education Endowment Fund ensures that continuous resources are available for the recruitment and education of college and theology-level seminarians who are the future spiritual leaders of the Diocese. The Seminarian Education Endowment Fund has a fund value of $2 million and our short-term goal is to grow the fund to $5 million to generate a $200,000 annual distribution for seminarian education.
The Catholic Legacy Fund, the Foundation's Endowment Program, has a total fund value of $18 million and is on it's way to $20 million in 2020 as we prepare for our 20th anniversary. When you establish an endowed fund, you create a permanent legacy of support that will make a lasting impact on our Catholic community.