Retired Priest Appreciation

Endowment Fund

The Retired Priest Appreciation Fund offers a way for us to give back to our Catholic priests who have served us so faithfully. Your gift will help retired diocesan priests - who currently receive $1,000 a month in retirement benefits - with modest assistance to supplement their benefits.

Current Value

Reaching our goal would provide a yearly distribution of $250,000 to help senior priests stay well and active in our communities.

Upcoming Events

April 08, 2020

4th Annual Benefit for Seminarians at El Paso's Alamo Drafthouse Cinema

Join the Catholic Foundation for a private viewing of Hesburgh on four screens at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema. Tickets are $12. Proceeds benefit the Seminarian Education Endowment Fund. Father Theodore "Ted" Hesburgh, CSC was known as mythic, a legend, and "one of the most influential men in American life".

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September 17, 2020

14th Annual Foundation of Faith Dinner

This year our guest is Emmy award-winning actor, director, producer, and philanthropist Jim Caviezel. The Foundation of Faith Dinner aims to bring the community together to celebrate faith, experience renowned national and international speakers, and disseminate the Stewardship message of, “Pray, Serve, Give.”

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Why Give to Endowment?

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.

Other Ways to Give

In addition to online donations, there are a variety of ways you can donate to support this fund.

By Phone or Mail

To donate by phone, please call:
(915) 872-8412
(Monday – Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. MT)

To mail your donation:
Download our Donation Form PDF

Monthly Giving

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.

Setup a Monthly Donation

Legacy & Planned Giving

Make a planned gift through a charitable gift annuity, charitable remainder trust, life insurance policy, retirement plan, or other planned giving instrument.

Learn more about planned giving

Establish a Named Fund

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.

Named Fund Donors Supporting the Retired Priest Appreciation

Frank and Barbara Ainsa Fund
Leroy and Rose Baeza Fund
Marshall and Julia Condon Fund - El Paso Community Foundation
Rev. James M. Coindreau Fund
Gilbert G. and Lupe Estrada Fund
Robert V.† and Juanita S. Falvey Fund
Frank W. and Barbara Gorman, Jr. Fund
Rollo R.† & Doris Gurss Fund in honor of Rev. Richard A. Matty†
Mercedes Guzman† Fund in honor of the Hornedo Family
Albert R. Haag† Fund
David and Angelica† Lemaster Fund
Fred and Maria Loya and Family Fund in honor of Msgr. Francis J. Smith
Rudolph and Elvia Miles† Fund
Carolyn Mora Fund
Moises Salazar† Fund
Shaw and Jody Skinner Family Fund
St. Raphael Parish Fund
Benjamin A. and Machelle Vanecek Fund
Oscar and Martha Venegas Fund
Paul and Patricia Yetter Fund
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