Manchester Financial Group Chairman "Papa Doug" Manchester is a devoted supporter of causes that address the health and well-being of children and the community. He has endowed scholarships and funded facilities and programs at the University of San Diego, The Bishop's School, San Diego State University, Wake Forest University, and Cathedral Catholic High School. Most notable are The Bishop's School Library; Manchester Hall, Manchester Plaza, and Manchester Athletic Center at Wake Forest University; and the Manchester Conference Center, Manchester Family Child Development Center, and Manchester Village and Athletic Field at the University of San Diego. In 2005, Papa Doug Manchester made significant donations to both Wake Forest University and San Diego State University to support faculty and collegiate golf programs.
Papa Doug Manchester is a major sponsor of the County's Child Abuse Prevention Foundation, and a significant contributor to the Preuss School, Monarch School, Polinsky Children's Center, and San Diego Diocesan Ministries. His generosity has extended to the YMCA, Southern California Boys & Girls Clubs, Scripps Memorial Hospital, The Burnham Institute, and beyond San Diego to the McCall Memorial Hospital, and the Manchester Ice and Event Center in McCall, Idaho.
Through the Papa Doug Manchester Life Foundation, he also encourages other business, civic and social leaders and philanthropists to join him in the numerous grants and contributions. Aside from cash and grant donations, Papa Doug, one of the busiest private developers in America, also donates his valuable time serving on boards and executive committees of many organizations to advance causes concerning children's issues, health, human services, educational, and religious needs.