"In honor of my wife, Pat, recently deceased, I wanted to create a new endowment to support the good works of my parish, St. Mary Star of the Sea. I appreciate the hard work and the partnership with the Catholic Community Foundation of San Diego to ensure that the distributions from our family endowment will always serve the poor. While I am alive, I intend to make annual contributions to grow the endowment. When God decides it's my time to come home, I intend to leave a portion of my estate to further support this fund. My hope is that others will contribute to this fund as well.
- John Coughlin, 91 years old.