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2017

Mapping the Global Catholic Church

Recent FADICA speaker Molly Burhans, the 26-year-old Founder and Executive Director of GoodLands, is on a mission to map the global Catholic Church and help local communities learn how to best utilize their land and prepare for natural disasters and combat social issues. ...

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Leavey Foundation Partnered in New USC Community Space

Chair of FADICA member Thomas and Dorothy Leavey Foundation Kathleen McCarthy made the first major gift to a recently opened mixed use space at USC. ...

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USCCB Addresses Racism

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops announced the establishment of an Ad Hoc Committee Against Racism. ...

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Save the Date for FADICA's 2018 Annual Membership Meeting & Symposium

Mark your calendars for FADICA's Annual Membership Meeting & Symposium to be held in Clearwater Beach, FL from Thursday, February 8 through Saturday, February 10. Members can look for registration soon!...

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Empowering Youth through Summer Employment

Relationships are at the heart of Incarnate Word Foundation’s mission and the charism of its founder, the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word. ...

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FADICA's 2017 Fall Symposium and Member Retreat

FADICA held its Fall Symposium and Member Retreat in Washington DC, October 11 – 12, 2017. Leading and Learning: Catholic Philanthropy and Public-Private Partnerships examined the impact of public-private partnerships in Catholic philanthropy as it relates to diverse topics such as Catholic education, international relief, human trafficking, poverty, economic development, and more....

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Laudato Si’ Turns Two

Laudato Si' (On Care for Our Common Home) turned two on June 18, just after the world celebrated World Environment Day on June 5. ...

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American Philanthropy Breaks Record in 2016

The annual Giving USA report was released this month, indicating the highest total giving ($390.1 billion) in the report’s 60-year history. ...

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Promoting Integral Human Development in Philanthropy

Amy Rauenhorst Goldman, CEO and Chair of GHR Foundation, participated in a June 1 panel alongside Cardinal Peter Turkson of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development. The panel was part of a Georgetown University Convening of U.S. Academic Centers on Catholic Social Thought. In response to a question by Georgetown’s John Carr on lay leadership in philanthropy, Amy shared GHR’s approach: “Focus on the 'how' and know that accompaniment is key, as is credibility. Work with unlikely partners and commit to a person-centered approach to philanthropy.”  Watch the video.   ...

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Strengthening Families by Engaging Fathers

In 1997, the Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina set out to address childhood poverty in a way that many don’t think about – through the perspective of the role ...

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Blending Tradition & Innovation: Our Interview with Dave Barringer

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is a national Catholic organization that has served people in poverty for over 170 years in the United States. Steeped in the Vincentian charism and an ethos of innovation, the Society serves in 4,400 parishes across the country with 95,000 lay Vincentian volunteers and operates 450 thrift stores. It practices a person-centered approach through programs such as home visits and spiritual development for volunteers, while also utilizing systemic change approaches such as the Bridges out of Poverty and new re-entry initiatives. When Dave Barringer became CEO of the Society’s National Council in 2013, he was attracted to the Society’s unique fusion of tradition and social enterprise, where he felt his faith intersected with his business background and skills—and where he could practice his deeply held values of a personal, local, and faith-based approach in a national setting. In our interview with Dave, we asked him how the Society achieves this balance and to share with us other elements that make the Society unique.  ...

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CMMB Establishes Hospital in Haiti

FADICA member Catholic Medical Mission Board, in partnership with Mercy Health and the local Haitian community, opened a hospital in the isolated southern coastal community of Cotes-de-Fer in Haiti that will serve more than 50,000 people who previously did not have access to decent care....

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I.A. O'Shaughnessy Foundation Presents Poetry Award

Poet Katie Donovan received FADICA member I.A. O'Shaughnessy Foundation's 21st annual Award for Poetry, an internationally noted award presented to a contemporary Irish poet by the Center for Irish Studies at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minn. The award is named for Lawrence O'Shaughnessy, who taught English at St. Thomas from 1948 to 1950, served on the university's board of trustees, and led the I.A. O'Shaughnessy Foundation. Learn more about Katie Donovan at her website....

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Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland Launches "The Innovation Mission"

Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland, a FADICA member, has launched The Innovation Mission, a new project ...

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Characteristics of Catholic Family Philanthropy

This month's edition of Catholic Health Association's magazine Health Progress features several FADICA members in Catholic Families and How They Give Back, an article exploring Catholic family philanthropy, particularly in the health field. Interviews include FADICA members GHR Foundation, Healey Education Foundation, Healey International Relief Foundation, and The Raskob Foundation for Catholic Activities....

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Faith, Innovation, and What's Next in Catholic Philanthropy

FADICA held its largest Annual Meeting and Symposium February 9 -11, bringing together over 100 FADICA members representing more than 35 foundations ...

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GHR Foundation Launches $1 M Innovation Challenge

GHR Foundation launched a series of three innovation challenges in a joint initiative with OpenIDEO. BridgeBuilder Challenge seeks to ...

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FADICA Members Attend Voices of Faith

FADICA members were among the women and men who gathered from around the world to celebrate International Women's Day at the Vatican with the fourth annual story-telling event, Voices of Faith. Opening remarks by Jesuit Fr. Arturo Sosa Abascal were featured in L'Osservatore Romano. ...

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FADICA's New Member Benefits Brochure

You can now easily navigate a summary of membership benefits with our new member benefits brochure. The brochure is also a great resource for FADICA members and Catholic philanthropists who want to learn all that FADICA has to offer. Hard copies are available. Contact Alicia Bondanella Simon for more information!...

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MGR Foundation Participates in CRS' First Impact Investment

Catholic Relief Services made its first impact investment, and FADICA member Michael Rauenhorst of the MGR Foundation was a key participant in the landmark investment. MGR participated in the blended capital investment of $500,000. The investment will be in Lafaza, a U.S.-based agriculture company that sells vanilla sourced directly from smallholder farmers in Madagascar....

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Joseph Topper Elected Villanova University Board Chair

Joseph V. Topper, Jr. '77 will serve as Villanova University's new Chair of its Board of Trustees. ...

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How Our Mission is in the Moments…

The philanthropy of FADICA members has touched the lives of people on the margins in nearly every corner of the globe and in communities all across this country. How better to convey the collective impact and beautiful spirit of the members of FADICA, than through their own words and the words of those who have inspired them throughout the years? ...

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