The Caritas Society
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
Special opportunities to tour Catholic Charities’ program sites
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.