October 7 - 8, 2021
FADICA's 2021 Fall Symposium & Retreat - NOW VIRTUAL!
Catholic Philanthropic Collaboration with Native & Indigenous Communities
Together, we will learn about the unique contributions of Native American Catholicism, Indigenous leadership, and how philanthropists can collaborate on priority topics. FADICA will also recognize Maka Akan Najin Black Elk (Oglala Lakota), a leader in Native American and Catholic education for truth, healing, and reconciliation.
Featured speakers include:
- Jennifer & Ben Black Bear (Rosebud-Sicangu Lakota Nation), Lay Minister Religious Education, St. Francis Mission, Rosebud Reservation and Diocese of Rapid City
- Maka Akan Najin Black Elk (Oglala Lakota), Executive Director for Truth and Healing, Red Cloud Indian School
- Brian Collier, Senior Advisor, American Indian Catholic Schools Network (AICSN)
- Andreas Hipple, Executive Director, Better Way Foundation
- Most Rev. Bernard A. Hebda, Archbishop of Saint Paul and Minneapolis
- Vincent Kevin Jones (Blackfoot), Chair/President, Tekakwitha Conference
- Christine Diindiisi McCleave, M.A. (Turtle Mountain Ojibwe), Chief Executive Officer, The National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition
- Tashina Banks Rama (Oglala Lakota), Executive Vice President, Red Cloud Indian School
- Samuel B. Torres, Ed.D. (Mexica/Nahua), Director of Research and Program, The National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition
Retreat leaders include The Honorable Janine P. Geske, Distinguished Professor of Law (Retired), Marquette University Law School, and Fr. Daniel Griffith, Wenger Family Faculty Fellow, St. Thomas University School of Law and Liaison for Restorative Justice and Healing for the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.
February 6 - 8, 2020
FADICA's 2020 Annual Membership Meeting & Symposium
Clearwater Beach, FL
This year’s member gathering will feature the annual Catholic Innovation Demo Day, the release of the member-commissioned study on Parish Vitality, the launch of FADICA’s Safety Pledge and partnership with Praesidium, member-led roundtable discussions, a “mini-philanthropy institute” on values transmission in faith-based philanthropy, your annual membership meeting, and much more! Please contact Maddy McMahon for more information.
Past Member Events
October 3 - 4, 2019
Annual Retreat & Member Delegation
El Paso, TX & Cd. Juárez, MX
Members Witness Catholic Leadership at the U.S.-Mexico Border
In October 2019, 30 member delegates gathered at the U.S.-Mexico border to learn first-hand from Catholic leaders about the critical issues of the borderland region. Through experts remarks, site visits, prayer, and peer exchange, members witnessed the extraordinary leadership of Catholic ministries and their profound accompaniment of migrants, refugees, and asylees in El Paso, TX and Cd. Juárez, MX. The Church is alive and unwavering in its humanitarian response at the Border!
February 7 - 9, 2019
FADICA's 2019 Annual Membership Meeting & Symposium
Santa Monica/Los Angeles, CA
November 4 - 10, 2018
Fall Symposium & Member Retreat
Read a summary of FADICA members' 2018 pilgrimage to Rome here.
February 8 - 10, 2018
FADICA's 2018 Annual Membership Meeting & Symposium
Clearwater Beach, FL
October 11 - 12, 2017
FADICA'S Fall Symposium & Retreat
Catholic Philanthropy and Public-Private Partnerships
February 9 - 11, 2017
FADICA's 2017 Annual Membership Meeting & Symposium
Santa Monica, CA
FADICA’s Annual Membership Meeting and Symposium was an opportunity for FADICA members to gather to engage governance, financial, and programmatic priorities for the organization and in Catholic philanthropy. The symposium included dialogue and networking with fellow members, Church leaders, and key changemakers in the area of Catholic philanthropy. Each year’s symposium engages a new theme which reflects timely issues, member interests and FADICA’s strategic plan.
The energizing 2017 Meeting and Symposium exposed members to innovative and impactful ideas and models from fellow members, local and national experts, and Church leaders. The gathering featured FADICA's first-ever Social Innovation Bazaar; Next Generation Engagement; and Innovative strategies around: Media and Church Vitality, Homelessness, and Immigration and Human Trafficking. Speakers and presenters to included Archbishop José Gomez, Rosanne Haggerty (Community Solutions), Chris Coble (Lilly Endowment), Fr. Greg Boyle, SJ (Homeboy Industries), and more!
October 13 - 14, 2016
Mercy Delegation & Member Retreat
New Orleans, LA
In fall 2016, as the Year of Mercy drew to a close, FADICA hosted a gathering on the 40th Anniversary of its founding and the 10th Anniversary of FADICA members’ post-Katrina initiative, which supported the rebuilding of diverse ministries of Catholic sisters. The Church in New Orleans has a rich and deep history, creative social justice and ministry programs, and a legacy of Catholic education. This Mercy Delegation and Retreat gave members the opportunity to experience the continued recovery from Hurricane Katrina and the Gulf oil spill, and the resilient spirit and faith of ministries in New Orleans.
Publications from previous Symposia are a valuable resource on a variety of topics related to Catholic Philanthropy and are available for purchase in the FADICA store.