Although new to the Catholic Charities Board of Directors in 2016, Raúl’s charitable efforts and spirit are well known across Dallas. The owner of Dallas mainstay restaurants Las Ranitas and Los Sapitos and recognized commercial real estate and construction entrepreneur, he is also a founding Board Member of Cristo Rey Dallas – one of a network of schools aiming to provide high-quality, Catholic, college-prep education to young people in urban communities with limited educational options. In addition, Raúl served as a trustee for the Catholic Foundation of Dallas for six years, supports various initiatives that provide educational and advancement opportunities for Hispanic youth, and is a member of Cathedral Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe. He resides in Dallas with his wife of 27 years, Mely, and four children.