The Caritas Society

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The Caritas Society was founded in 1985 by Bishop Pierre DuMaine to provide significant financial support for the ongoing work of Catholic Charities in Santa Clara County.  Caritas, a Latin word meaning “charity,” is an appropriate way to acknowledge individuals who support Catholic Charities each year with generous gifts between $1,000 and $50,000.

Caritas Society Members have donated $18.8 million for critical programs that strengthen families and build economic self-sufficiency, including housing services, job skills training and placement, financial education, immigration legal services, refugee resettlement, older adult services, mental health counseling, youth and family services, and education.

Catholic Charities extends its sincere thanks to Caritas Society members for their leadership and deep compassion for those we serve.


Circle of Love: $1,000 - $1,499

Circle of Justice: $1,500 - $2,499

Circle of Sharing: $2,500 - $4,999

Circle of Mercy:  $5,000 - $9,999

Circle of Compassion: $10,000 - $24,999

Circle of Blessing: $25,000 - $49,999

Matthew 25 Circle: $50,000 +



Invitations to Catholic Charities and exclusive Caritas Society events

Networking opportunities

Special opportunities to tour Catholic Charities’ program sites

Tri-monthly newsletter

Recognition in Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Annual Report to the Community

If you would like information about how to join, please contact Magi Young, Chief Development Officer, at (408) 325-5225, or donate online.


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