“I look forward to working with FADICA members who are so committed to supporting and strengthening the Church and making positive impact in society, particularly through serving the most vulnerable. Their generosity has long inspired me, and I am honored to join an organization that facilitates so much good.”

Washington, DC – William F. Raskob, Chairman of the Board of Foundations and Donors Interested in Catholic Activities (FADICA), today announced that Alexia K. Kelley has been appointed the next president and CEO of the organization. She succeeds Dr. Francis J. Butler, who served as president for over three decades and retired earlier this year.

Catholic grant makers belonging to FADICA will gather November 15-16 for a retreat with best selling author Ronald Rolheiser, an Oblate of Mary Immaculate priest who will facilitate a spiritual retreat on servant leadership.

The FADICA fall program is an annual gathering of philanthropists who work together to strengthen the spiritual supports of their charitable work through prayer, fellowship and reflection.

Washington DC -  Philip D. Lewis, former board chairman of Foundations and Donors Interested in Catholic Activities, a former State Senator and philanthropist, is being mourned by the Catholic foundation community across the country, following his death on September 4.

Chicago, IL – Part of the ongoing interest of FADICA members in supporting Hispanic ministry, FADICA applauds Catholic Extension’s first annual gathering of Hispanic lay leaders from Catholic dioceses across the country. The August event marks the beginning of the national Hispanic Lay Leadership Initiative, a three-year commitment supported in part by FADICA members to fund the salaries of 100 new Hispanic lay leaders in poor mission dioceses across the U.S. The initiative is aimed at positively impacting Hispanic ministry in the U.S. Catholic church.

Washington, DC – A newly published, 36-page conference proceedings tells Catholic foundations and donors that lay leadership development in the home missions among Hispanic Catholics, is an essential first step in a pastoral strategy to prevent attrition to other faiths.

Washington, DC - A popular and authoritative resource for locating grant support for Catholic-sponsored activities and programs has been updated and published.