About Us

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The Catholic Foundation for the Diocese of Tucson is a recognized 501(c)(3) charitable organization, governed by an independent Board of Directors. We are the official fundraising entity for the Diocese of Tucson, including its parishes, schools, ministries, and program.

With the priority of increasing resources to impact and transform the present and future needs of our Catholic community, the Catholic Foundation operates with the vision of our Catholic community and values prospering through philanthropy.

Our goals include sustaining annual funding support for Diocesan programs, increasing the Foundation’s assets through legacy gifts, facilitating transformational investments, and engaging new and younger donors.

Our Mission

To inspire and steward Catholic generosity for the Diocese of Tucson.

Our Vision

Our Catholic community and values prosper through philanthropy.

Board of Directors

Les Orchekowsky


Saint Andrew the Apostle Parish, Sierra Vista

Denis Fitzgibbons

Vice Chair

Saint Anthony of Padua Parish, Casa Grande

Paul Pellegrino


Saint Thomas the Apostle Parish, Tucson

Kevin Schick


Saint Mark the Evangelist Parish, Oro Valley

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Elizabeth Bollinger

Executive Director

(520) 838-2506

Suzanne Hopkins

Annual Giving and Stewardship Manager

(520) 838-2515

Katheryn Hutchinson

Legacy Giving and Grants Manager

(520) 838-2505

Samuel Kiser

Communication and Event Coordinator

(520) 838-2507

Carla Smith

Development Associate and Parish Liaison

(520) 838-2525

Financial Statements

2022 Catholic Foundation Audit
2021 Catholic Foundation Audit
2020 Catholic Foundation Audit
2019 Catholic Foundation Audit
2018 Catholic Foundation Audit
2017 Catholic Foundation Audit
2016 Catholic Foundation Audit