Commitment to Care Fund

First Lady - Lisa Leeser and Mayor Oscar LeeserA charitable fund overseen by First Lady Lisa Leeser and Mayor Oscar Leeser, supported by the couple’s mayoral salary...

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Commitment to Care Fund Information

Background

It was in the final grueling weeks of campaigning when Lisa Leeser turned to her husband Oscar and said, “I think we should donate your mayoral salary to charity.” With a smile on his face, Oscar looked at his wife of over 30 years and jokingly replied, “I like that idea, but I still need to be elected before we can do that.” The Commitment to Care Fund started from that conversation, and after being voted into office in June, the Leesers made their commitment publically known during their Inaugural Ceremony.

About

The Commitment to Care Fund is a charitable fund overseen by First Lady Lisa Leeser and Mayor Oscar Leeser. The Fund is supported by the couple’s mayoral salary and will allow charitable donations to be made throughout the year to area non-profits during the Leesers' four year term. The couple’s promise to the people of El Paso is that every penny they earn from the tax payers will go right back to the community they love.

How to Apply

If you would like to be considered for a donation, please send a detailed email to CommitmenttoCare@elpasotexas.gov.
Please include in the email your non-profits name, contact info, 501(c)3 status, and a description of the organizations goals and efforts. The submittal of an email does not guarantee a donation.

Donations Made

Miracle League of El Paso

(January 25, 2014)

The Miracle League of El Paso” is a non-profit organization that provides children with mental and/or physical challenges an opportunity to play baseball as a team member in an organized league.

www.miracleleagueofelpaso.org

Operation Noel

(December 5, 2013)

Operation Noel provides new winter coats to more than 19,000 children in the region whose families cannot afford to buy the coats for them.

www.operationnoel.org

City of El Paso Thanksgiving Celebration

(November 13, 2013)

The City of El Paso Thanksgiving Celebration helps provide warm meals for hundreds of homeless and needy residents in El Paso.

Candlelighters of West Texas/Southern New Mexico

(October 9, 2013)

Candlelighters is dedicated to enriching the lives of children who have cancer by providing hope, support, encouragement, advocacy and education to those children, their families, and the community at large.

www.candlelighterselp.org

Children’s Grief Center
of El Paso

(September 4, 2013)

The Children’s Grief Center of El Paso is a non-profit organization that provides healing and hope in a safe and loving environment for grieving children, teens and their families following the death of a loved one

www.cgcelpaso.org/