Member News

Catholic Medical Mission Board
Member News

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.

O'Shaugnessey Foundation

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.

Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland, a FADICA member, has launched The Innovation Mission, a new project in partnership with the Cleveland Leadership Center that will engage a distinguished individual for an 18-month innovation fellowship to address the complex challenge of poverty in Cleveland. Accomplished professionals from the nonprofit, for-profit, or government sectors will present an innovative idea through a competitive application process. Full applications for The Innovation Mission open June 2.

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.

GHR Foundation launched a series of three innovation challenges in a joint initiative with OpenIDEO. BridgeBuilder Challenge seeks to