As mentioned in his biography, Francisco is a dedicated servant to fostering a strong civil society. In his career as a fundraiser, he has learned the importance of voluntary charitable giving and how it changes lives. His Catholic faith also guides his belief that “It’s all God’s money anyways.” We must be grateful for what we are given and use our time, talents and treasure to the benefit of others. “Money itself is not the ends we are looking for. Love and happiness are. When we can be a part of brightening someone’s day or fostering an organization that is doing good work, we can and will experience more fulfillment in our own lives,” said Francisco. “However, philanthropy is not just donating money to the good causes in our community and around the world – giving of our time and talents is just as if not more important. When we can experience a direct connection between our gifts and those we are helping, we become increasingly knowledgeable about the challenges we are confronting and our purpose for being involved becomes more meaningful and urgent.”
Below are some of the great organizations and causes Francisco supports. He encourages his friends, family, and fans to strongly consider learning more about the good work each of these organizations are doing and consider supporting them in whatever way possible.
The Catholic Foundation of Northwest Florida was established in 2007. The Foundation is a separately incorporated charitable foundation that is dedicated to Catholic activity in Northwest Florida. It support parishes, lay apostolates, and diocesan offices by awarding grants to innovative programs and ministries in the Catholic diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee.
For 30 years, Christian Foundation for Children and Aging (CFCA) has brought hope to families living in poverty in the 22 countries where it does its work. Founded in 1981 by lay Catholics acting on the Gospel call to serve the poor, CFCA has grown into a movement of more than 250,000 sponsors who are supporting more than 300,000 children, youth and aging friends worldwide.
Dedicated to building strong communities and informed citizens by providing Floridians with the opportunity to explore the heritage, traditions and stories of our state and its place in the world. Established in 1973 as a private non-profit organization, FHC is the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. FHC uses the disciplines of the humanities to develop public programs and resources that explore history, literary and artistic traditions, cultural values and ethics.
To mentor boys into virtuous Catholic men, Fraternus engages the masculine heart and builds virtue through weekly meetings, outdoor excursions, discipleship groups, and summer camp. Mentorship and accountability are utilized to form boys into chaste young men of integrity, faithful to the Catholic Church as disciples of Jesus Christ.
The Intercollegiate Studies Institute (ISI) is a non-profit, non-partisan, tax-exempt educational organization whose purpose is to further in successive generations of college students a better understanding of the values and institutions that sustain a free and humane society. Founded in 1953, ISI works “to educate for liberty” — to identify the best and the brightest college students and to nurture in these future leaders the American ideal of ordered liberty. To accomplish this goal, ISI seeks to enhance the rising generation’s knowledge of our nation’s founding principles — limited government, individual liberty, personal responsibility, the rule of law, market economy, and moral norms. Through its integrated program of lectures, conferences, publications, and fellowships, the Institute annually works with hundreds of thousands of students and faculty from coast to coast. An array of free publications and other resources is available to students and teachers.
The James Madison Institute is a Florida-based research and educational organization engaged in the battle of ideas. The Institute’s ideas are rooted in a belief in the U.S. Constitution and such timeless ideals as limited government, economic freedom, federalism, and individual liberty coupled with individual responsibility. The Institute’s mission is to keep the citizens of Florida informed about their government and to shape our state’s future through the advancement of practical free-market ideas on public policy issues. Since its inception in 1987, the Institute has remained independent, nonprofit, and nonpartisan. It makes no attempt to aid or hinder the passage of legislation, nor does it accept government funds or respond to special pleadings from any sector.
Committed to providing compassionate and practical support to women with unplanned pregnancies. Women’s Clinic serves clients throughout Florida’s Big Bend area and South Georgia.
The Philadelphia Society is a membership organization of educators, journalists, business and professional leaders, clergy–thoughtful analysts of current trends and public policy–all dedicated to the goal of deepening the intellectual foundations of a free and ordered society and to broadening the general understanding of its basic principles among the public at large. Founded in 1964, The Philadelphia Society holds regular meetings that explore pressing economic, political, cultural and other issues; provides a forum for some of the most original thinkers of our day; and generates incisive analysis that has influenced the ongoing debate on our national future.
A Florida Not-for-Profit organization dedicated to planning and promoting music festivals and events that raise money to financially assist deserving charities that provide direct services to those in need. Rock By The Sea strives to create an outlet for these agencies to gain exposure with the public and facilitate donations. Through musical concerts, silent auctions, selling merchandise and general donations, Rock By The Sea creates awareness and provides an avenue that leads to involvement and enhancement of the direct services provided. In 2011, Rock By the Sea is donating the funds it raises to the Pediatric Brain Tumor Program at Shands Hospital in Gainesville, the Down Syndrome Association of Tallahassee and Camp Sunshine in Atlanta.
Young Americans for Liberty (YAL) is the continuation of Students for Ron Paul (SFP). In less than 8 months, SFP established over 500 college and high school chapters in all 50 states and over 26,000 students joined the Ron Paul 2008 campaign. With this network, YAL seeks to recruit, train, educate, and mobilize students on the ideals of liberty and the Constitution. This is not a new beginning but a continuation of a youth movement already brewing in this country. YAL’s objective is to facilitate its success.