Washington, DC - - The third in a series of seminars designed to introduce younger philanthropists to the world of Catholic giving will take place here July 13-15 on the campus of Georgetown University.

The program called the Future Foundation Leadership Venture, is sponsored by FADICA and is designed to welcome and acquaint young adults with the Catholic Church's charitable ministries.

The convening features panel discussions, site visits, and interspersed prayer and reflection segments aimed to ground the experience in an expression of shared faith.

"We have been working with the younger members in our network for some number of years", said Francis J. Butler, FADICA's president, "and it is gratifying to see our alums now playing important leadership roles within Catholic philanthropy as board members and as foundation trustees."

Among the speakers and panelists in this year's FADICA Summer Institute are Ken Hackett, President of Catholic Relief Services, Adrian Kerrigan Vice President of the Catholic Medical Mission Board, Julie Turley, Vice President of the Catholic Church Extension Society and Josh Hale, Executive Director of the Big Shoulders Fund of Chicago.

Catholic Charities and representatives of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops will also be present for the program.

Foundation officers from the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, the Thomas and Dorothy Leavey Foundation and the Raskob Foundation for Catholic Activities will also address the group.

The conferees will visit Catholic Charities USA, the Washington Middle School for Girls, an inner city Catholic school and the L'Arch House, a faith based community where people with and without intellectual disabilities share their lives together.

For further information please contact the Conference coordinator, Dr. Erik Goldschmidt, FADICA Executive Vice President. 202-223-3550. egoldschmidt@FADICA.org.