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.
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.
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.
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.