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FADICA Announces 2022 St. Katharine Drexel Award in Catholic Philanthropy Honorees

Washington, DC (February 11, 2022) — Three inspiring Catholic philanthropic leaders have been selected as recipients of the 2022 St. Katharine Drexel Award in Catholic Philanthropy. In honoring these awardees, FADICA celebrates their immeasurable contributions to the Church and their communities and commends their generous service to others.

“Each year, FADICA recognizes outstanding Catholic philanthropic leaders whose vocation of giving recall the spirit of St. Katharine Drexel,” said Alexia Kelley, President and CEO of FADICA, the leading Catholic-inspired philanthropic peer network. “The 2022 honorees reflect St. Katharine’s philanthropic approach through servant leadership and innovation for a vital Church and the common good,” Kelley continued.

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Educators & Philanthropists Panel Tackles Academic Achievement Gap

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?”

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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. Chair of FADICA member Thomas and Dorothy Leavey Foundation Kathleen McCarthy made the first major gift to a recently opened mixed use space for the Kathleen L. McCarthy Honors College. The updated residential areas of the USC Village bring together the campus and local community with shared learning spaces

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