In March 2019, Catholic Charities Board of Directors established the Bishop Richard Garcia Endowment Fund to benefit Catholic Charities Diocese of Monterey.

Known as a spiritual shepherd, Bishop Richard Garcia had a special concern for the poor, the incarcerated, migrant workers and immigrant communities.  Bishop Richard Garcia served as Chairman of Catholic Charities Diocese of Monterey, among multiple committees that served the poor and immigrant communities, and provided guidance to our Agency as a true example of our mission, promoting Justice, peace, human dignity, and self-sufficiency to those who needed the most.

This fund will continue Bishop Richard Garcia’s work of reducing poverty in the central coast by supporting our neighbors in need through the work of Catholic Charities in Santa Cruz, San Benito, Monterey, and San Luis Obispo Counties.

To join Bishop Richard Garcia’s legacy, please consider naming this endowment fund in your trust, will, bequest, or estate plan.

For more information, please contact Development Director Angela Di Novella at(831) 920 4765

Bishop Richard J. Garcia, D.D.