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“Instituto Fe y Vida has been so effective in developing and conducting ministry-training programs for Hispanic youth and young adults, that I have made a personal commitment to spread the good news of their success.”

—Francis Cardinal George, OMI, PhD
Archbishop of Chicago

Cardinal Francis George agrees to chair Instituto Fe y Vida’s Fund Development Program in a meeting with Dr. Carmen Cervantes, Fe y Vida’s executive director.

Since 1994, Instituto Fe y Vida has established itself as the preeminent institute for the development of leaders and resources for Pastoral Juvenil Hispana (Hispanic youth and young adult ministry) in the Catholic Church in the United States. Because Fe y Vida serves a low income population in an underdeveloped and under funded ministry, our work requires significant philanthropic support. The following charts depict Fe y Vida’s income and expenses for 2013:

As the charts show, Fe y Vida could not continue in ministry if not for the institutions and individuals who cover roughly 30% of the operating expenses each year. With the uncertainty in today’s economy, developing new philanthropic relationships is more important now than ever before. If your institution would like to explore the possibility of partnering in the mission and success of Instituto Fe y Vida, “Empowering young Hispanics for leadership in church and society,” please contact Dr. Carmen Cervantes at (209) 951-3483; c…

If you would prefer to send an individual gift in support of our mission, click here, or use the “Donate” button at the top of the page to give by credit card. Either way, you are helping us to continue and expand Fe y Vida’s success in the pastoral leadership formation of young Hispanics in the United States!

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