On Thursday, February 25, 2021 at 11:00am ET, join Foundations and Donors Interested in Catholic Activities for a Public Safeguarding Panel that invites all funders to take action in the communities to which they belong and support. Learn how any Catholic, faith-inspired, or secular funder can contribute to safeguarding best practices.

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For foundations and their partners, access to resources, shared wisdom, and expert support are critical components for developing safeguarding capacity.

These components are universal, and philanthropy has the power to support solutions.

Inspired by Catholic principles and the dignity of every human person, FADICA members developed a Funder Safeguarding Pledge in 2020, providing accessible steps for funders to affirm and support broader safeguarding development.  While FADICA's Pledge is uniquely linked to its Catholic roots, the core message is accessible to all people: Any funder can take concrete steps to communicate the priority of safety for children and vulnerable adults Any funder can help normalize safeguarding best practices and, more broadly, build and sustain a culture of safety.

We warmly invite you to join other faith-based and secular funders, and other philanthropic communities, alongside Catholic leaders, FADICA members, and esteemed panelists, for this event.





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Speaker Biographies

Juan Carlos Cruz is an executive for a multinational company based in Philadelphia. A survivor of clergy sexual abuse in Chile, he was first disbelieved for years and later welcomed to the Vatican by Pope Francis to share his experience and recommendations. He is an advocate for survivors and co-founder of Fundación Para la Confianza (Foundation for Trust), a non-profit dedicated to fighting against child abuse and accompanying and guiding those who have been victims of these crimes.


Teresa Kettelkamp is a lay member of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors and the current moderator of the Commission’s working group, “Working with Survivors.” That group’s key task is to develop a platform on which the voice of survivors can be heard, and enable those voices to be integrated into the global Church ministry of healing and safeguarding. Prior to her work with the Commission, Teresa served in Illinois State Police for 29 years with the rank of Colonel. She conducted the first annual compliance audits of the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People with the Gavin Group. From 2005 to 2011, Teresa also served as the Executive Director of the Secretariat of Child and Youth Protection for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops in Washington, D.C.


Peter Laugharn is the president and chief executive officer of the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation. Peter is a passionate leader with 25 years of foundation and nonprofit experience internationally, with a focus on improving the well-being of vulnerable children. Previously, he was executive director of the Firelight Foundation, which identifies, funds, and supports promising African nonprofits serving vulnerable children and families in the areas of education, resilience, and health. Prior to Firelight, Peter served as executive director of the Netherlands-based Bernard van Leer Foundation, whose mission is to improve opportunities for children up to age 8 who are growing up in socially and economically difficult circumstances. Peter began his career at Save the Children, where he worked in a variety of roles.


Maria (Mona) Robinson, MD has served as chair of FADICA’s Board of Directors since 2017 and is a member of the Raskob Foundation for Catholic Activities. She is a practicing dermatologist and dermatopathologist with an interest in providing care to resource-poor areas in local and international communities. Since 1945, the Raskob Foundation has supported both domestic and international projects from institutions and organizations that identify with the Catholic Church.