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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 Catholic Appeal Manager

(520) 838-2515

Katheryn Hutchinson

Legacy Giving and Grants Manager

(520) 838-2505

Carla Smith

Development Associate

(520) 838-2525

Samuel Kiser

Foundation Support Specialist, Digital Media and Events

(520) 838-2507

Financial Statements

2021 Audited Financials
2020 Audited Financials
2019 Audited Financials
2018 Audited Financials
2017 Audited Financials
2016 Audited Financials

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