The Orange Catholic Foundation

The Orange Catholic Foundation   (OCF) is a 501(c)(3) charitable corporation and an autonomous pious foundation that exists to serve the Diocese of Orange, including its parishes, schools and overall diocesan mi sion.

The OCF plans and conducts major diocesan fundraising programs, including the Proud to be Catholic Pastoral Services Appeal (PSA), the For Christ Forever capital campaign, the Conference on Business & Ethics, the annual Spring and Fall Wills & Trusts Weeks, and other special events. The OCF is responsible for coordinating parish stewardship education formation and training opportunities for all 62 parishes and centers, encouraging Christian stewardship as a way of life. The Foundation also manages endowments and various charitable funds and works in collaboration with members of our diocese to raise, manage, grow and grant funds supporting all aspects of the Catholic faith following each donor’s intent.

PARISH STEWARDSHIP EDUCATION

Parish Stewardship Education is a service provided by the Orange Catholic Foundation (OCF) for the benefit of the Diocese of Orange that promotes Christian stewardship as a way of life wherein individuals more fully live their baptismal call to discipleship. The Orange Catholic Foundation promotes Stewardship through conferences, stewardship days for clergy and laity, parish stewardship networking events, online and publication resources, and an annual diocese-wide Parish Stewardship Weekend and Renewal in November for increasing engagement of parishioners at the parish level.

We Offer:

  • Various conferences and workshops for clergy and laity
  • Quarterly stewardship team networking meetings for parish leaders to share best practices
  • Gifts discernment training
  • Parish stewardship manual – a step- by-step comprehensive manual for introducing stewardship at the parish level
  • Stewardship e-newsletters 3 times a year
  • Individual parish consultation to assist with Stewardship programming/ planning
  • Director available for parish speaking and/ or workshop engagements
  • Annual stewardship weekend materials and guidebook
  • Materials, guidebook and training for annual stewardship renewal in the fall
  • Publications/Video and audio library of stewardship speakers/resources
  • Referrals to other relevant stewardship resources
  • Member of the International Catholic Stewardship Council (ICSC)
  • Updates on opportunities for annual ICSC Conference and other stewardship conference opportunities

 

Debra Leaverton, Parish Stewardship Education Director Orange Catholic Foundation

714-282-3026

dleaverton@OrangeCatholicFoundation.org

www.OrangeCatholicFoundation.org

 

PASTORAL SERVICES APPEAL

Working in partnership with our 62 local parishes and centers from San Clemente to Seal Beach, the OCF conducts the annual Pastoral Services Appeal on behalf of Bishop Vann to raise funds for vital pastoral ministries and to serve Orange County Catholics and the wider community.

The programs receiving funding include:

  • Catholic Charities of Orange County
  • Scholarships for tuition assistance for Catholic school students
  • Scholarships for faith formation leaders in our parishes and schools
  • Catholic Restorative Justice and Detention Ministry
  • Catholic Deaf Community
  • Priest formation and support (scholarships for seminarians and continuing education for clergy)
  • Deacon formation and support
  • Pastoral Stewardship Education
  • Parish and Diocesan Development

 

Cindy Bobruk, Executive Director and President

714-282-3027

cbobruk@OrangeCatholicFoundation.org

 

Michelle Dao, Donor Relations & Campaign Coordinator

714-282-6026

mdao@OrangeCatholicFoundation.org

 

Hank Evers, Director of Development and Communications

714-282-3047

hevers@OrangeCatholicFoundation.org

 

Andrew Hudson, Senior Accountant

714-282-6002

ahudson@OrangeCatholicFoundation.org

 

Tony Jennison, Vice President of Philanthropy

714-282-6041

tjennison@orangecatholicfoundation.org

 

Linda Ji, Donor Services and Coordinator

714-282-3024

lji@OrangeCatholicFoundation.org

 

Brad Kimball, Vice President of Operations

714-282-3135

bkimball@OrangeCatholicFoundation.org

 

Debra Leaverton, Director of PSA and Parish Stewardship Education

714-282-3026

dleaverton@OrangeCatholicFoundation.org

 

Beverli Legua, Communications and Stewardship/PSA Program Assistant

714-282-4208

sblegua@OrangeCatholicFoundation.org

 

Suzanne Nunn, Consultant, Planned Giving Specialist

714-282-3048

plannedgiving@OrangeCatholicFoundation.org

 

Anna Orozco, Donor Services and Funds Assistant

714-282-3048

aorozco@OrangeCatholicFoundation.org

 

Roxanna Payton, Executive Assistant

714-282-3021

rpayton@OrangeCatholicFoundation.org

 

Stacey Velasquez, Data Entry Clerk

svelasquez@OrangeCatholicFoundation.org

 

Yolanda Wright, Senior Funds Coordinator

714-282-3134

ywright@OrangeCatholicFoundation.org