Faustino Bernadett, Founding Member of the Catholic Association of Latino Leaders
Though Hispanic Heritage Heritage Month has just come to an end, we'd like to highlight the Catholic Association of Latino Leaders. The Mission of the Catholic Association of Latino Leaders (CALL) is: "To foster a Love for Christ through Praying Together, Learning Together and Serving Together as a Family of Catholic Latino leaders in the U.S." As a founding member, Faustino Bernadett has made a $50,000 donation to this very worthwhile cause.
Since 2007, CALL has made a significant impact on the community across the United States. Highlighting an area of significant importance to Faustino Bernadett, in regards to education, CALL has made the following impact.
- Catholic Education Foundation members have given over $10,000 in Catholic Education Scholarships annually as part of a ten-year $100,000 commitment.
- CALL established the Archbishop José H Gomez Annual Scholarship at Loyola Marymount University with a total five-year impact of $75,000 in scholarships for students who attended Catholic high schools.
Dr. Faustino Bernadett and his wife Dr. Martha Molina Bernadett, founded The Molina Foundation in 2004. She is the President and CEO, and he is Vice President and Treasurer, both fearlessly leading this national nonprofit organization that reduces disparities in access to education and health.
A retired California physician, Faustino Bernadett has always done all he could to give back to the community in which he was raised. Not only has he given his time, but he has also given generously to a variety of philanthropic endeavors. The Latino community has benefited in many ways over the years from his outreach programs and donations.
To learn more about the Catholic Association of Latino Leaders, visit their website here.