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Dr. Faustino Bernadett CALL Spotlight

In 2021 Dr. Faustino Bernadett donated $50,000 to CALL, The Catholic Association of Latino Leaders. In a letter dated 1/21/2022, the organization’s Executive Director Rosie Chinea Shawver expressed her gratitude to Dr. Faustino Bernadett. “Your gift has had a profound impact on the work that we do. While the workings of God in our ministry cannot be adequately expressed on paper, here is a glimpse at what your generosity has helped accomplish.

  • At the height of the pandemic CALL Los Angeles averaged 30 people on monthly Virtual Holy Hours.

  • From May to December 2021, 283 people attended a CALL Los Angeles event (excluding the Gala), providing spiritual and intellectual formation, helping participants to better integrate their Catholic faith in all aspects of life.

  • CALL Los Angeles hosted the largest Angel Awards Gala to date with 473 attendees. Funds raised supported scholarships to form Latino leaders from pre-school through university.

  • CALL DC raised $10,500 for Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Washington.

  • Hiring Mrs. Rosie Chinea Shawver and Mr. Edgar Morales as CALL’s executive director and operations manager, respectively.

  • Expanding CALL’s social media presence:

  • Instagram: 80 followers in July 2021 to 200 followers in December 2021.

  • LinkedIn: 155 followers in July 2021 to 211 followers in December 2021.

  • Facebook: Increased our page likes to over 1700 by December 2021.

  • CALL’s open rate on e-newsletters increased from 22% in June to 35% in December 2021, surpassing the industry standards for religious groups which is 23%.

  • CALL has reached 4,565 people since June 2021 on our Podcast, Living the CALL, hosted by Deacon Charlie Echeverry.

The formation of Catholic Hispanic leadership is crucial to not only strengthen the fabric of our society but to also influence the future of our Church and country positively. This is a moment in time that our Latino communities are called to action, ensuring our Latino populations are prepared for Church, civic and corporate leadership roles.”


Dr. Faustino Bernadett is proud to be a founding member of CALL. Join him in donating to this worthwhile cause today.


Want to see CALL in action? There is an upcoming Los Angeles Chapter meeting on February 24, 2022, at USC Caruso Catholic Center. The topic of the meeting is St. Junipero Serra with Dr. Gregory Orfelea. More details can be found here.

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