Conservatorship attorneys had no objection to the gift because it was consistent with Cooke’s longstanding giving to the mission.
Cooke has given as much as $1.3 million to the mission over the past five years to help it keep running after the devastation of 2003 San Simeon Earthquake, said the Rev. Ray Tintle, pastor of the San Miguel parish. The earthquake caused large cracks in the church’s sanctuary, and its rebuilding continues today.
"We could not have reopened without her help."
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