Catholic Foundation Goes Virtual and Raises $106,585 at 14th Annual Foundation of Faith Event

September 22, 2020

The Catholic Foundation raised $106,585 during the 14th Annual Foundation Event: Come and See with Bishop Robert Barron and Catholic singer songwriter Matt Maher through sponsorships, registrations, a live auction, and donations. KVIA ABC-7 Anchor Stephanie Valle did an outstanding job as Emcee and made it a night to remember. You can watch the whole event on the Foundation's YouTube page.

Guests enjoyed a Virtual Happy Hour sponsored by Nora & Ernie Herrera with The Herrera Group and The Manor at Ten Eleven, a newly launched venue located at 1011 N. Mesa, an historic Trost design built by the Ainsa Family in 1910 and later occupied by Malcolm McGregor. Registrants and sponsors received hand delivered swag bags with goodies featuring face coverings from the Office of Religious Formation, margarita mix from So El Paso, and custom The Manor at Ten Eleven shot glasses, and the chance to win raffle prizes donated by Chick-fil-A Rojas, Dorsey's Gift Shop, Wine Attitude, and a fall basket donated by a private donor.

Proceeds from the annual Foundation of Faith Event benefit the Foundation whose only purpose is to serve the Catholic community in the Diocese of El Paso. 100% of the proceeds from all needs packages—fuel for priests traveling to serve in West Texas and scholarship funds for students attending Most Holy Trinity Catholic School—benefit the designated need and school. Different needs are highlighted each year at the Foundation of Faith Event. It’s through the cooperative efforts of the churches, schools, parishioners, and diocesan ministries that the Foundation has flourished.

We give special thanks to all of our Foundation of Faith Event Sponsors. Without their support and generosity, this event would not have been possible: Happy Hour Co-Sponsors The Herrera Group and The Manor at Ten Eleven, Silver Co-Sponsors The Glass House and Performance Glass & Aluminum, and Anonymous, Bronze Sponsors, Allen & Martha Stumbo, Anonymous, Chick-fil-A North Hills Rojas, Farrish, Halter, Butler Wealth Management Group, Freeport-McMoran, The Garick Group, Mike & Clara Miles, Tom & Elvia Doyle, and Ysleta del Sur Pueblo Tigua Indians, and our twenty-five Guardian Angels!

Our deepest gratitude to committee chair, Andrea "Andi" Meece, and to committee members, Aurora "Boris" Salazar, Cecilia Mesta, Karen Martino, Machelle Vanecek for their hard work and prayers to ensure another successful, faith-filled, and inspiring, virtual 14th Annual Foundation of Faith Event.

Thank you to everyone who generously helped us make this event come together to become a success. We may be apart but we can still come together. #TogetherApart #TogetherStronger. Mark your calendar for the 15th Annual Foundation of Faith Event on Thursday, September 23, 2021!

Event Photos by Ale Saldaña

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