For more than a decade, Jim and Ellin LaBrie have been a source of inspiration at Catholic Charities. Beginning as a volunteer, Jim first served in our program for survivors of domestic violence and later as a member of the board of directors for six years.
Jim and Ellin, owners of Bug and Weed Mart, have also made significant financial investments in Catholic Charities’ programs as well as other organizations in the Valley. They truly have a heart for their community and serving others.
Catholic Charities was privileged to honor the LaBries with a Spirit of Philanthropy Award at the 2022 Celebration of Philanthropy Awards Luncheon hosted by the Greater Arizona Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. The LaBries were among a handful of award recipients as part of National Philanthropy Week.
Catholic Charities CEO, Paul Mulligan says, “The ongoing support for Catholic Charities from Jim and Ellin is tremendously appreciated and has helped improve countless lives over the years. We are blessed to have our friends Jim and Ellin as part of the Catholic Charities family.”