By Lucette Moramarco
Associate Editor 

Legacy celebrates giving and receiving


Last updated 11/22/2018 at 1:20pm

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Fr. Vince Mesi front left, and Fr. Francisco Alejo accept a grant from the Viola McDowell Endowment for San Luis Rey Mission Parish and its outreach program for the homeless. Behind them are Legacy's board president, Mark Hvasta, and program officer Jan Pichel.

Legacy Endowment Community Foundation held its second annual Endowment Celebration Nov. 15 for both donors and beneficiaries at Palomares House. Jan Pichel, Legacy's program officer, told the guests, "The work that you do has affected me profoundly."

Through her own work for nonprofits and from what she has observed at many other service organizations, Pichel said she has "experienced humbleness. Humbleness through you and the people you serve, combined with greatness, servitude and meekness."

She explained that meekness is "being able to get out of your own way to serve is the...

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