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Artwork by Jan Bethancourt

Foundation History

The Theresian Foundation was created in memory of our founder, Msgr. Elwood C. Voss.  Msgr. Voss founded Theresians in Pueblo, Colorado in 1961 on the feast of St. Therese of Lisieux.  The seed money for the development of the Foundation came from the sale of property that was owned by Theresians in Phoenix, Arizona. Shortly after Msgr. Voss passed away in 1990, the Theresian office moved to Colorado Springs, Colorado and the property in Phoenix was sold with the proceeds creating the E. C. Voss Endowment Fund.  In 2000, the endowment fund was incorporated into the Theresian Foundation. Your support of the Foundation is a blessing, and we count on your continued support as we move forward.