Bishop Robert W. McElroy on behalf of Catholic Charities, Diocese of San Diego hosted the Founder’s Dinner for CARITAS in the French Parlor at the University of San Diego on Thursday evening, December 17, 2015.  Barbara J. Menard, on behalf of The Menard Family Foundation, was invited to join this group of sponsors for the work of Catholic Charities.  Chairman of the Catholic Charities Corporate Board, Rodrigo Valdivia, facilitated the discussion.  Patterned on a “Jeffersonian dinner” the evening offered the guests an opportunity for sharing about the personal experiences that led to their commitment to service for others.  Bishop McElroy concluded the evening with a brief reflection.