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The Crimsonbridge Foundation holds dear the memory of those who have accompanied us, inspired our work, and blessed our lives with their presence. With a grateful heart, we honor their legacy, celebrate their lives, and hold them in loving memory.

Most Reverend Bishop Mario E. Dorsonville

1960 - 2024 


Bishop Mario E. Dorsonville was ordained into the priesthood in 1985. He earned a doctorate in ministry in 1996 at The Catholic University of America in Washington D.C. and served in various roles in the Archdiocese of Washington for 30 years. A beloved priest throughout the Archdiocese, Bishop served in multiple leadership roles, including executive director of the Spanish Catholic Center and later as an Auxiliary Bishop directing the Office of Cultural Diversity and Outreach. Bishop advocated for efforts to recognize and celebrate the gifts, richness, and importance of diversity within the Catholic community and was a steadfast champion for the engagement of immigrant and Hispanic families in the life of the Church, schools, and parishes. A dear friend to the Foundation, he was a trusted advisor in the launch of the Crimsonbridge Foundation's Education Imperative and Bridges for Schools programs. Bishop Dorsonville's contributions played a vital role in the success of these programs. In March 2023, Bishop Dorsonville was installed as the fifth bishop of Houma-Thibodeaux, Louisiana, where the Foundation now supports projects he spearheaded to increase the Spanish language communications capacity of the dioceses.

In honor of Bishop Dorsonville's commitment to serving the Catholic Church and immigrant communities, a gift in his memory has been made to Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington's Spanish Catholic Center.

Steven Muñoz

1974 - 2023 

Steven A. Muñoz was born in Tucumcari, New Mexico. His artistic talent earned him a scholarship to American University in Washington, DC, where he majored in printmaking. A first-generation college graduate, Steven excelled at many pursuits, including a career in philanthropy, a role as director of the Lee Arts Center, a professional printmaker, and a Master Gardener. From his studio, Midway Bee Press, he produced numerous prints exhibited throughout the United States. A resident of the Mt. Pleasant neighborhood in DC, where he resided with his husband, Steven was known for his phenomenal garden and incredible knowledge of flowers and plants. Crimsonbridge Foundation is grateful to Steven, who was instrumental in helping establish our grants management system and will forever be part of the foundation’s history and journey.

In honor of Steven’s love and commitment to art and nature, a gift in his memory has been made to City Blossoms, where he served as a volunteer and board member for more than a decade.

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Hector L. Reyes

1945 - 2019 

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Hector L. Reyes was born in Puerto Rico and grew up in New York City. Bilingual in English and Spanish, he served overseas in the US Air Force before marrying his high school sweetheart and raising a family in Briarcliff Manor, NY. A first-generation college graduate, he earned his bachelor's degree while working full-time and raising a family. Hector led a successful professional career in finance and communications that spanned 25 years with IBM and another ten as a director of finance in Westchester County. A life-long learner, Hector believed in the power of education and the importance of giving back - serving his community as a volunteer fire firefighter for over 20 years. Crimsonbridge Foundation's CEO, Danielle M. Reyes, remembers her father as a big personality beloved by all who knew him. "He loved family, cooking, and being in nature. Whether hiking, fishing along the Hudson River, gardening in the backyard, or hosting a BBQ, he was happiest outdoors and sharing those passions with others."

In honor of Hector's spirit of generosity and belief in the power of education, a gift in his memory has been made to The Pace Cares Fund at Pace University, where he graduated as a member of the class of 1977.

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