Centro Mujeres de la Esperanza was established by religious sisters in 1993 and incorporated as a nonprofit organization in 1995. It’s a community of women dedicated to helping other women evolve from dependency into a state of self-sufficiency through advocacy, education, and leadership.
The Centro Mujeres de la Esperanza Fund was established to provide support for women in our community in perpetuity. Clients of Centro Mujeres de la Esperanza are nearly all Hispanic and the majority live in conditions of poverty. The organization serves strong women affected by language barriers and scarcity of economic and professional opportunities. In response to the needs of their target population, for decades Centro Mujeres de la Esperanza has provided programs in key areas—education, health, finances, spirituality, family and community development, and counseling. The organization supports the growth of their clients' self-confidence, knowledge, and skills through an array of classes, including computers, the citizenship exam, English, cumbia aerobics, tai chi, knitting and more. Classes are made possible by a small army of committed, qualified volunteer instructors. An endowed fund of $100,000 provides an annual gift of $4,000 for the organization, a 4% distribution of the fund's value. Centro Mujeres de la Esperanza will receive their first distribution in 2021. Donations to this fund will ensure that Centro Mujeres de la Esperanza can continue to pursue their vision.
Centro Mujeres de la Esperanza is located in the Centro San Juan Diego building that houses the diocesan Office of Religious Formation at 901 W. Main Drive in Sunset Heights.
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.
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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.