We, at the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR), express our sorrow over the death on September 19 of Barron Hilton. An entrepreneur and philanthropist, he oversaw for many years the organization founded by his father, the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation. As his father did, Mr. Hilton pledged 97 percent of his wealth to the foundation.
LCWR, as well as thousands of Catholic sisters worldwide, have been beneficiaries of very generous grants from the foundation. These grants have enabled us to carry on our ministries in ways which would never have been possible without this assistance. We are profoundly grateful for our collaboration over the years with all at the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation.
Our prayers are with the Hilton family and the foundation staff during this time of loss. We join with you in expressing gratitude for Barron Hilton and the example of selfless giving he has set for us all.