Manchester Financial Group Chairman, Papa Doug Manchester, is a devoted supporter of causes that support health & human services, youth and education in 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, 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 programs.
In addition, Papa Doug 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 Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute, and beyond San Diego to the McCall Memorial Hospital, and the Manchester Ice and Event Center in McCall, Idaho.
Through the Manchester Charitable Foundation, Papa Doug encourages other businesses, civic and social leaders and philanthropists to join him in giving numerous grants and contributions to the community. Aside from cash and grant donations, Papa Doug also donates his valuable time serving on boards and executive committees of many organizations to advance causes concerning health & human services, youth, education and religious needs.