FADICA Network Catalyzes Organizational Renewal
When John Bruderman helped Mr. and Mrs. Brunner establish The Catholic Union of the Sick in America (CUSA), and subsequently was instrumental to the creation of FADICA, he would never know the relationship between the two organizations over 45 years later would be instrumental to the longevity of CUSA’s vitally important ministry. Effective philanthropy relies […]
FADICA’s Safeguarding Initiative Participates in Commemoration of World Day of Prevention of Child Sexual Exploitation
Rome – As the world commemorated the first World Day of the Prevention of, and Healing from Child Sexual Exploitation, Abuse, and Violence on Friday, November 18th, simultaneous events marking this occasion took place in Rome. Colleen Crawford, Manager of FADICA’s and Safeguarding Initiative, was on the ground to witness this historic gathering. “It was […]
Catholic Funding Guide Continues to Amplify
Washington, DC – For more than 35 years, the Catholic Funding Guide has served grantseeking Catholic ministries, helping them connect with funders who share in their mission and priorities. A project of FADICA, the Guide is now expanding to serve Catholic philanthropy broadly, including both grantmakers and grantseekers, by connecting each to relevant resources […]
FADICA Announces 2022 St. Katharine Drexel Award in Catholic Philanthropy Honorees
Washington, DC (February 11, 2022) — Three inspiring Catholic philanthropic leaders have been selected as recipients of the 2022 St. Katharine Drexel Award in Catholic Philanthropy. In honoring these awardees, FADICA celebrates their immeasurable contributions to the Church and their communities and commends their generous service to others.
“Each year, FADICA recognizes outstanding Catholic philanthropic leaders whose vocation of giving recall the spirit of St. Katharine Drexel,” said Alexia Kelley, President and CEO of FADICA, the leading Catholic-inspired philanthropic peer network. “The 2022 honorees reflect St. Katharine’s philanthropic approach through servant leadership and innovation for a vital Church and the common good,” Kelley continued.
FADICA Members and Next Generation Report Featured in Recent America Article
From the article: “We know engaging the next generation is beneficial to everybody, and it strengthens our mission,” said Dr. Maria Robinson who chairs the FADICA board. “Part of that engagement is passing on faith and values that began with the foundation and has been incorporated in everything that we do,” she said.
Oglala Sioux Leader, Maka Black Elk, Selected for FADICA’s 2021 Catholic Leadership Award
Thursday July 29, 2021
(Washington, DC) –
Maka Akan Najin Black Elk, a leader in Native American and Catholic education for truth, healing and reconciliation, has been unanimously selected by the FADICA Board of Directors as the recipient of the organization’s 2021 Distinguished Catholic Leadership Award. The Distinguished Catholic Leadership Award recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding initiative, a spirit of service and visionary leadership in contributing to the renewal and vitality of the Catholic Church.
FADICA Launches Multi-Year “Commitment to Child and Vulnerable Adult Protection” Initiative
Tuesday February 23, 2021
New initiative aims to bring philanthropic community together to build safer cultures
(Washington, DC) – Today, Foundations and Donors Interested in Catholic Activities (FADICA) announces the formal launch of its “Commitment to Child and Vulnerable Adult Protection” initiative. This multi-year program seeks to protect vulnerable persons by building safer organizational cultures through specific steps outlined in its Funder Safeguarding Pledge. Inspired by the principles of Catholic Social Teaching, this initiative affirms the inherent dignity of the human person, as well as philanthropy’s role in promoting safeguarding best practices.
“Safeguarding is a public value and a priority for us as a Catholic philanthropic network,” said Alexia Kelley, President & CEO, FADICA. “Funders can play a critical role in making safeguarding a standard organizational best practice.”
FADICA Celebrates 2020 Award Winners
Washington, DC (July 30, 2020) — In announcing its 2020 awardees, FADICA celebrates five outstanding Catholic leaders for their meaningful contributions to Church and society, and their exemplary lives of service. “Each one of the awardees is a person of deep faith who give us hope and inspiration, especially during this challenging time,” said Alexia Kelley, […]
FADICA Initiatives in the News
Two of FADICA’s member-sponsored initiatives, which respond to the current pandemic, have recently been featured in the news. Sisters on the Frontlines, an innovative program that equips individual Catholic sisters with $1,000 each to assist people on the margins most affected by COVID, appeared in Catholic News Service and National Catholic Reporter. In addition, FADICA’s recently released report, “Open Wide the […]
FADICA’s Statement on the Sin of Racism and the Road Ahead
The killings of Breonna Taylor, George Floyd and so many people of color by law enforcement violate a most fundamental teaching of our faith: the sacredness of human life and the inviolable dignity of the human person. Our hearts break and we lament the historic and current realities of racism in our country, which continue […]