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2012

Alexia K. Kelley Appointed President of FADICA

“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.

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Catholic Foundations Gather to Hear Popular Spiritual Writer on Theme: Leading Like Christ

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. ...

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Philip D .Lewis, former FADICA Board Chair Mourned/Philanthropist Was Lay Advisor At Vatican II

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. ...

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Catholic Extension Launches National Hispanic Lay Leadership Initiative with $7.5 Million in Support

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. ...

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Conference of Church Experts Shows That Lay Leadership Development Is Key to Welcome and Outreach of Hispanic Catholics

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. ...

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Seventh Edition of The Catholic Funding Guide Features Nearly 1,300 Catholic Funding Sources New Version Features Grantmaking of $6 Billion Annually

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

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Catholic Scholars Show How Church Dynamics At Vatican II Explain Present Challenges In Catholic Life/Philanthropic Leaders Urged to Reflect Deeply on Their “Intermediary” Role

Washington D.C. - An energetic discussion between top U.S. experts on the Second Vatican Council and Catholic philanthropists, sheds light on today’s differing outlooks between advocates and opponents of change in the church. ...

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Former Board Members of FADICA Mourned

Washington, DC - A former board chairman and a former board treasurer of FADICA passed away on the same day, April 24th.Timothy J. O’ Shaughnessy, FADICA’s former board chair, died in South Bend, Indiana, at the age of 68. ...

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Former FADICA Chairman Recognized for Lifetime Commitment to End Homelessness and Poverty in Florida Community

Washington, DC - Philip D. Lewis, former board chairman of Foundations and Donors Interested in Catholic Activities (FADICA) and trustee of the Frank J. Lewis Foundation of Riviera Beach, FL, was honored March 29, 2012, by citizens of Palm Beach County for his lifetime work to end poverty and homelessness. ...

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FADICA’s Contribution to American Religious Highlighted in NCR Story

Washington, DC - Among the many achievements of FADICA over its thirty-six year history has been its substantial role in mobilizing the church to help thousands of retired religious across the nation. ...

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Catholic Extension Society Partners with Philanthropists to Develop Evangelizing Welcome to Hispanic Catholics in Rural Dioceses

Charleston, SC - The Catholic Church Extension Society and members of FADICA will gather here May 10-11, to discuss a new church-led national program to put in place one hundred new leaders to serve growing Latino Catholic populations in the more rural areas of the country. ...

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Retiring FADICA President Says Catholic Philanthropy Effective Because of Personal Involvement/Institutional Collaboration Account for FADICA’s Success

Bonita Springs, FL - In his final address, retiring FADICA President Francis J. Butler told philanthropists gathered here for a national symposium commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council, February 2-3, “Writing checks is important, but it can sometimes be the path of least resistance that avoids the real work—especially in service of a church that is hard-pressed to admit that it truly needs much more leadership and involvement from its laypeople.” ...

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Catholic Philanthropy President To Retire/Led FADICA Over Three Decade

Washington, DC - Francis J. Butler, FADICA’s president for over three decades, will retire February 4th following the organization’s thirty-sixth annual meeting. ...

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