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St. Francis Center Los Angeles

Since 1972, St. Francis Center has provided relief and support to homeless and extremely low-income individuals and families in Los Angeles. Much more than a soup kitchen or a good pantry, they offer a unique range of services to sustain … Continue reading

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Santa Barbara – Ventura County Food Bank

Like both St. Francis Centers, the Santa Barbara Food Pantry serves the marginalized – homeless and those living on the edge of poverty with food and services through the Catholic Charities mission in Santa Barbara. They also provide meals and … Continue reading

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St. Francis Center Long Beach

Forty years ago, Paul Mousel founded St. Francis Center Long Beach. Paul led a simple life of service: feeding the hungry, housing the homeless and clothing the tattered. After his death, the St. Francis Center building fell into disrepair. And … Continue reading

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Kenny Lund

Kenny Lund can only explain that it’s been “divine intervention” how his entire family has come to embrace ownership of the Saint Edward Retreat Center and Camp Lolek in Wrightwood over the last two years. Some 7,000 feet up in … Continue reading

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Tom Romano

Stay in Tom Romano’s circle long enough and the chances are pretty decent you’ll see a church being built around him. First, he’ll tell you the story of his baptism in 1950 at Annunciation Catholic Church in Arcadia. The church … Continue reading

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Peter & Stephanie Nolan

From the perspective of more than 40 years in the investment business sector, Peter Nolan’s appraisal of Catholic education is to back it with as many resources as possible. In return, there is a payoff for everyone involved. “My professional … Continue reading

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Kathleen Duncan

Kathleen Duncan-Luten thinks back to the essence of the mission for the Thomas and Dorothy Leavey Foundation – her grandparents’ non-profit organization started in 1952. It focused on a deep commitment to the values and generosity of helping others in … Continue reading

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