The Reverend Monsignor Francis J. Smith Scholarship Fund for St. Raphael School will provide scholarships for young students who could not otherwise afford to attend St. Raphael Catholic School.
Reverend Monsignor Francis J. Smith served as the shepherd of St. Raphael Parish and School for 29 years. An energetic and attentive leader, Monsignor Smith is admired for his humor, tenacity, intelligence, and loyalty. In honor of Monsignor Smith’s retirement, a scholarship fund for St. Raphael School has been established in Monsignor Smith’s name to help preserve St. Raphael’s mission well into the future.
Gifts and pledges of all sizes are welcome. Tax-deductible donations can be made on a one-time basis or over a period of time—1-5 years, and you can pay with check, credit card, or automatic debit. You may also choose the Foundation for the Diocese of El Paso to leave a bequest for St. Raphael School in honor of Reverend Monsignor Francis J. Smith
Monsignor Smith will be missed but never forgotten. Help honor our beloved Monsignor Smith with this very special gift.
Endowment funds provide a vehicle through which individuals make outright or planned gifts that will have an everlasting impact on the ministry/parish/school. In time the income generated by the gift will far exceed the original donation.
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.
In addition to online donations, there are a variety of ways you can donate to support this fund.
To donate by phone, please call:
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To mail your donation:
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Monthly giving can be a powerful way to provide sustainable, long-term support for our Catholic community. As little as $20 (66 cents a day) can make a difference for the people and parishes that are helped by the ministries and charities of the Diocese of El Paso.
Make a planned gift through a charitable gift annuity, charitable remainder trust, life insurance policy, retirement plan, or other planned giving instrument.
Donors may create a Named Fund with a gift or pledge of $10,000 or more over a five-year period benefiting the endowment fund of their choice. If you are interesting in establishing a Named Fund in honor of an endowment fund, please contact us online or call (915) 872-8412.