Cynthia Ann Bobruk
November 03, 1960 ~ April 26, 2019
Resided in: Ladera Ranch, CA
Cynthia Bobruk, Executive Director and President of the Orange Catholic Foundation passed away on April 26th, 2019. Cindy led the development staff and was responsible for the leadership and operations of the Foundation supporting all aspects of Catholic life in Orange County, California.
The Orange Catholic Foundation (OCF) and Mrs. Bobruk, under the leadership of the OCF Board of Directors and in collaboration with the Most Reverend Kevin Vann, Bishop of Orange worked tirelessly on the renovation of the 35-acre Christ Cathedral (formerly Crystal Cathedral) campus in Garden Grove. Her efforts also served to grow the tuition assistance endowment for students at Catholic elementary schools, an endowment for the needs of retired diocesan priests, support of the 62 parishes and centers in the diocese and provide resources for vital pastoral ministries including Catholic Charities of Orange County.
Cindy worked in nonprofit advancement for more than 30 years. She began her career in the nonprofit sector as a development director for the University of California – Irvine and a director of advancement for St. Margaret’s Episcopal School and the J.F. Shea Therapeutic Riding Center in San Juan Capistrano.
Her extraordinary leadership, exceptional ethical standards and devotion to her Catholic faith were evident in the many successful philanthropic initiatives she led. Cindy will be missed as a professional, a colleague and a friend.
Despite her hectic schedule, family and friends were Cindy’s passion and delight. She enjoyed horseback riding, watching baseball games and was often found at her sons’ sporting events with the love of her life, Jonathan Bobruk. Cindy and Jonathan married 28 years ago in Dana Point. Shortly after, they moved to Ladera Ranch and raised their two sons, Jack and Luke.
Cindy is survived by her husband and two sons and several loving relatives and close friends. She and her family are founding parishioners of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Ladera Ranch, California.
The Board of the Orange Catholic Foundation established the Cynthia Bobruk Operations Endowment Fund in her honor. Memorial gifts may be made at www.OrangeCatholicFoundation.org/Cindy.
A separate family fund was established to assist the family during these difficult times. Donors can give online through PayPal at this link: https://paypal.me/pools/c/8dYZK5UxGI
Or mail checks directly to:
Farmers & Merchants Bank
Attn: Religious Client Services Branch
Bobruk Family Fund (in memo area)
12535 Seal Beach Blvd.
Seal Beach CA 90740
Or contact the Religious Client Services branch directly at firstname.lastname@example.org by telephone at 562-344-4070, for additional donation options.
Rosary Vigil: Thursday, May 9that 7:00pm at Holy Trinity Catholic Church.
Catholic Funeral Mass: Friday, May 10th at 9:00am at Holy Trinity Catholic Church
Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 1600 Corporate Dr., Ladera Ranch, CA 92694
Reception to follow Funeral Mass.
The Rite of Christian Burial will be held privately on another date.