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FADICA's Board Secretary Karen Rauenhorst (Mark and Karen Rauenhorst Family Foundation) received the first Aim Higher Foundation Award on Sept. 28. The award honors Karen's national leadership in Catholic education and her commitment to its affordability for students in the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis. After leading the board of the Aim Higher Foundation since its inception five years ago, Karen was honored by the organization during its annual Night of Light celebration in Minneapolis. Karen also contributes her leadership and expertise through participation in FADICA’s Catholic Schools Affinity Group and in the Catholic School Philanthropy Working Group.

FADICA member The Assisi Foundation of Memphis awarded one million dollars to a new initiative to help health care “super-utilizers” in Memphis’ Region One Health system access appropriate care and improve health outcomes.

Congratulations to SC Ministry Foundation, featured in "Staying Connected: How Five Foundations Understand Those They Seek to Help” by the Center for Effective Grantmaking. The report is an excellent resource for members looking to enhance relationships with grantees.

GHR Foundation is featured in this Devex article by Catherine Cheney exploring the role of faith in innovation. Amy Rauenhorst Goldman, CEO and chair of the foundation, provides insight. 

Three FADICA members participated in a panel on Catholic education held last month hosted by the Catholic Community Foundation of Minnesota (also a FADICA member). Christine Healey (Healey Education Foundation), Meg Gehlen Nodzon (GHR Foundation), and Karen Rauenhorst (Mark and Karen Rauenhorst Foundation, also representing the AIM Higher Foundation) were among panelists who engaged around the question, “Can urban Catholic elementary schools close the achievement gap and be self-sustaining?”