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Who We Are

Ladies of Charity is a Catholic, nonprofit public organization of women whose mission is to raise monies to benefit education for low-income youth. We fulfill this mission by dedicating our energies for the benefit of Sacred Heart Nativity Schools in San José, CA.


Our History

Ladies of Charity was originally formed under the direction of Archbishop Edward Hanna in 1931. The 20 member organization primarily focused its fundraising efforts for St. Elizabeth's Day Home in San José which was operated by the Sisters of Holy Family. The alliance continued until the school closed in June 2015. Instead of disbanding, Ladies of Charity unanimously decided to continue fundraising efforts to benefit education for low-income youth.

“Whoever is generous to the poor lends to the Lord,
and he will repay him for his deed.”

[Proverbs 19:17]

What We Do

All active members commit to actively participate in and financially support any fundraising activity as recommended by the Executive Board for the direct benefit of Sacred Heart Nativity Schools.

We meet the second Monday of the month from Sept. through May.

Ladies of Charity

Thanks to the following Sponsors and Donors to our 2023 BBQ Fundraiser

to benefit the students of Sacred Heart Nativity School!

(August 12 2023)

Premier Event Sponsor                                                               Donor Associates

Lena Barbaccia.                                                                             Joan Arzino

Terry and John Guerra                                                                   Cathy Bonnici

Mary and John Hanlon                                                                  Susan and John Busco

Jacqui Smith in Honor of Pieter Smith                                          Anne Bybee

                                                                                                       Mary Ann and Chris Cervelli

Event Sponsor                                                                              Nancy Consentino

Schneider and Bartelmie Law Corporation                                   Betty Cunningham

                                                                                                       Georgiana Hobbs

Schuttle Sponsors                                                                         Katy and Tom Kelly

Katie and Chris Burke                                                                    Sharon Longwello

Ginny and Rich Haughey                                                               Genny and George Luchessi

Mary Lou Lawrence                                                                       Terry Maes

Mid-State Electric Inc.                                                                   Meredith Mata

Kay and Jack Williams                                                                   Mary Nguyen

                                                                                                        Linda Ochinero

Beverage Sponsors                                                                        Mary Ann and Joe Ramirez

Harry Labor                                                                                    JoAnn Schiro

Ann and Greg Lindahl                                                                    Jan Wittman

Nona McHale

Winifred Taylor

Andrea and Joe Thomas

Mary Jean and Art Wagner

Below is a list of our signature Events

Signature Events


5:00 P.M.

Saratoga Springs

22801 Big Basin Way, Saratoga, CA 95070


Beckett Hall

St. Thomas of Canterbury

1522 McCoy Avenue

San Jose, Ca.  95130

9:30 a.m.

St. Thomas of Canterbbury

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