By Staff     5/3/2019

Cynthia Bobruk, Executive Director and President of the Orange Catholic Foundation, passed away on April 26, 2019. Cindy led the development staff and was responsible for the administrative, fundraising, marketing, grant-making and community relations functions of the Foundation, which supports 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 needs of retired diocesan priests, support the 62 parishes and centers in the diocese, and assist in providing 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, as director of advancement for St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church and School in San Juan Capistrano; and in the development office of the J.F. Shea Therapeutic Riding Center. 

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 sporting events with the love of her life, Jonathan Bobruk. Cindy married Jonathan 28 years ago in Dana Point and shortly after moved to Ladera Ranch where they continued to live their lives together while raising their two sons, Jack and Luke.  

Cindy is survived by her husband and two sons; and a number of 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 has established the Cynthia Bobruk Operations Endowment Fund in her honor. Memorial gifts may be made at www.OrangeCatholicFoundation.org/Cindy. 

A separate family fund has also been established to assist the family during this difficult time. 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 [email protected] or by telephone at 562-344-4070, for additional donation options.



  • Rosary Vigil: Thursday, May 9, 7:00 p.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church
  • Catholic Funeral Mass:  Friday, May 10, 9:00 a.m., at Holy Trinity Catholic Church
  • Holy Trinity Catholic Church: 1600 Corporate Dr., Ladera Ranch, CA 92694

Reception following the Funeral Mass. 

The Rite of Christian Burial will be held privately on another date.