Sisters Caroline and Cecilia Vasquez, OSF Scholarship Fund for Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Community provides scholarships for students from the Our Lady of the Valley Catholic community to attend a Catholic school in El Paso.
Sisters Caroline and Cecilia Vasquez, OSF, were siblings who both belonged to the order Franciscan Sisters of Our Lady of Perpetual Help.
For the last 46 years of Sr. Caroline’s life, she served as a teacher and principal in many Catholic schools around the country, including St. Louis, MO; West Monroe and Monroe, LA; Chicago, IL; Humbolt, TN; Kansas City, KS; and El Paso, TX. For the last 24 years, she served as principal at Blessed Sacrament and Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Schools.
Sr. Cecilia was a nurse, counselor, and justice and peace coordinator at Our Lady of the Valley Catholic School. She dedicated her life to helping the voiceless and the less fortunate, and gave of herself to all her students, school parents, teachers.
This fund will provide scholarships for students from the Our Lady of the Valley Catholic community to attend a Catholic school in El Paso and honor the Sisters' work and dedication to educating El Paso's youth.
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The Catholic Foundation honored the Daughters of Charity and Sisters of Loretto with the 4th Annual Dei Gratia Award for their extraordinary contributions to the Diocese of El Paso for over a century. The event raised $90,358 in just one night. Proceeds benefit the Foundation whose only purpose is to serve the Catholic Church in the Diocese of El Paso.Read more
July 24, 2018Beloved Principal Honored with a Legacy Fund
An anonymous donor created the Elizabeth Wiehe Scholarship Fund for St. Raphael School as a way to give back and to keep the legacy of a beloved founder, teacher, and longtime principal alive. The fund will provide scholarships for students who could not otherwise afford to attend St. Raphael.Read more
July 05, 20184th Annual Dei Gratia Award Winners Announced
The Daughters of Charity and Sisters of Loretto will be honored as the recipients of the Catholic Foundation's 4th Annual Dei Gratia Award during the 12th Annual Foundation of Faith Dinner: Walking with the Saints on Thursday, September 20, 2018 at the El Paso Convention Center.Read more
May 22, 2018Increase your Retirement with the Catholic Foundation
You make a donation using cash, marketable securities or other assets, and we, in turn, pay you a fixed amount for life. In addition to the opportunity to increase your retirement income as you help shape our future, gift annuities offer you numerous tax benefits.Read more
February 07, 2018Loretto Alumna Inspires Women in Science & Engineering Festival
Loretto Academy Alumna and teacher, Nicole Cobb, Class of 2002, inspires the 1st Annual WiSE Festival celebrating Women in Science & EngineeringRead more
September 24, 2017The Catholic Foundation raises $121,460 in just one night at the 11th Annual Foundation of Faith Dinner, Honors Rudy & Elvia Miles with 3rd Annual Dei Gratia Award
The Catholic Foundation raised $121,460 in just one night at the 11th Annual Foundation of Faith Dinner and celebrated the accomplishments of Rudy & Elvia Miles with the 3rd Annual Dei Gratia Award. Proceeds benefit the Foundation whose only purpose is to serve the Catholic Church in the Diocese of El Paso.Read more
July 18, 2017Bishop Mark J. Seitz Establishes Scholarship Fund for Dreamers
Most Reverend Mark J. Seitz, D.D., Bishop of El Paso, announced the establishment of the Soñador Scholarship Fund, managed by the Foundation for the Diocese of El Paso, at a press conference and unveiling of his Pastoral Letter on Migration to the People of God in the Diocese of El Paso at Sacred Heart Church on July 18, 2017.Read more
October 06, 2016Our Lady of the Valley Students Receive Generous Gifts for Scholarships at Foundation of Faith Dinner
Donors who attended the 10th Annual Foundation of Faith Dinner gave generously, including $4,100 for students attending Our Lady of the Valley Catholic School.Read more
September 21, 2016Join us for a Youth Mass with Fr. Leo Patalinghug!
Every year we celebrate our Catholic high school seniors with a mass in their honor. This year, St. Raphael Parish will host the mass to include all of our youth and special guest, Foundation of Faith Dinner keynote speaker, Fr. Leo Patalinghug.Read more
May 09, 2016Catholic Foundation Announces 2016-2017 Bishop’s, Faith, Hunt, & Miles Scholarships
In 2016, the Foundation is awarding $158,498 in financial aid to 71 Foundation Scholars attending El Paso’s Catholic Schools.Read more
September 19, 2019
The Foundation of Faith Dinner aims to bring the community together to celebrate faith, experience the wisdom and grace of renowned national and international speakers, and disseminate the Stewardship message of, “Pray, Serve, Give.” This year our guest is Catholic Christian Award-winning singer and songwriter.View Details
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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 endowment funds.
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