Dear Members,

Easter season and spring greetings from FADICA! 

The release of Pope Francis' exhortation Rejoice and Be Glad last month came at the same time we launched our media campaign spotlighting the 64 projects featured in FADICA’s report Catholic Social Innovation in the Global Refugee Crisis. The timing seemed perfect, as the Pope's description of the saints ‘next door’ is so beautifully embodied by the featured Catholic social innovators. Be sure to check out the interactive project map, explained more below!

Another group of ev eryday saints, Catholic prison ministry leaders and chaplains, gathered last week for an unprecedented National Discernment Day on Catholic Correctional Ministries. I was honored to be present with members Porticus North America and Raskob Foundation. You can read more below, and FADICA will keep you updated on the discernment effort's next steps, including a steering committee that has formed.

Please join us in praying for Bishop George Murry, S.J. of Youngstown, OH who was diagnosed with an acute cancer last weekend. Bishop Murry generously joined FADICA at this year’s annual meeting where he spoke to us about the USCCB’s Anti-Racism Committee, which he chairs.

Gratefully yours,
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Mark Your Calendars
Member Pilgrimage to Rome
November 4 - 10, 2018 | Rome, Italy

V Encuentro Lunch and Learn
May 31, 2018 | Washington, D.C.
FADICA's 43rd Annual Membership Meeting & Symposium
February 7-9, 2019 | Santa Monica, CA
FADICA Events & News
Join us for FADICA's Member Pilgrimage to Rome!
Member Pilgrimage to Rome
November 4 - 10, 2018 | Rome, Italy
Questions? Please contact Maddy
Buon Viaggio! Four years since our last visit, FADICA members will journey to Rome to pray, dialogue, meet, learn, eat, and network with each other and key Vatican offices and Catholic organizations based in Rome. The week-long pilgrimage will include a full-day retreat, symposium sessions, member networking, and cultural explorations. The retreat will be held at the Lay Centre’s peaceful campus and the symposium will include panel discussions and dialogues at the Gregorian University, the Jesuit Curia, and other special locations to be announced.
Welcome Maria!
Maria Rosario recently joined FADICA as the Executive Assistant to the President and Office Manager. Maria is responsible for providing all aspects of administrative and office management support. Additionally, Maria serves as the “first contact” for members and the public. Maria earned her bachelor’s degree in International Business with a minor in Hispanic Studies from The Catholic University of America. She looks forward to meeting you!
Podcast: FADICA Matters to Catholic Schools
Listen to Alicia Bondanella Simon (Director of Membership) talk with Tim Uhl, producer of Catholic School Matters about the genesis of FADICA’s Catholic Schools Governance Research, how Catholic foundations and Catholic schools can (and do) work together, and the importance of the recently completed CSPWG Market Research on Parent Perceptions of Catholic Schools. The full report on the market research will be available this summer, and shared with FADICA members and Catholic school and diocesan leaders nationwide.
NEW! Interactive Map of Catholic Social Innovation
Through our new interactive map for members only, you can click on each pin to read about the projects spotlighted in Catholic Social Innovation the Global Refugee Crisis.*

We invite you to share our public report with your networks. Email Loretta for assistance in sharing in your newsletter, social media, or website.

*For the safety of the refugees and migrants (who are vulnerable to trafficking and exploitation) the Google Map is not for sharing publicly. A non-interactive map can be viewed on our website and shared publicly.
Join Us! V Encuentro Lunch & Learn
FADICA, the Raskob Foundation, and Porticus North America invite members to a “lunch and learn” with the USCCB Secretariat for Cultural Diversity on May 31 in Washington, D.C.

Our presenting hosts will be Bishop Mario Dorsonville (Auxiliary Bishop of Washington), lead bishop for V Encueuntro and Bishop Nelson Perez (Cleveland), Chair of USCCB Subcommittee on Hispanic Affairs.
Our gathering happens ahead of the historic ecclesial gathering V Encuentro on Hispanic/Latino Ministry September 20 – 23 in Texas.

Contact Maddy (202-223-3550) for more information.
Member and Philanthropy News
Meet the Richard and Maude Ferry Foundation
FADICA is delighted to welcome the Richard and Maude Ferry Foundation to the membership community. Richard Ferry co-founded Korn Ferry International in 1969 and for more than three decades was instrumental in establishing the firm as the world's premier provider of executive search and recruitment.

He and his wife Maude are long-time philanthropists and contributors to the Los Angeles Archdiocese and now to Seattle where they reside, expanding FADICA’s growing network to the Pacific Northwest!

The Foundation supports the enhancement of human life and contributes to programs supporting the mission of the Catholic Church, including lay organizations advancing Catholic values. The Foundation supports programs to advance health care and medical research, and to protect the dignity of vulnerable persons.

Explains Richard: “In all our work, as stewards for Christ, we seek to be guided
by His words, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brethren, you did it to me,’ (Matthew 25:40).”

He adds, "Christ also tells us that much is expected of those 'to whom much is given.'" (Luke 12:48).

“Our family has been tremendously blessed; most especially through the gifts we’ve received from our Catholic faith. Now we seek to be a steward for Christ and show our gratitude to Him by promoting Catholic values with a particular focus on the dignity and sanctity of human life.”

Examples of the Foundation’s giving focus include 3W Medical for Women, a healthcare and pregnancy resource center; 4US, a charity with a mission to save the lives of unborn children; and the Memory and Brain Wellness Center at the University of Washington.

The Ferry Foundation hopes to exchange ideas with FADICA members regarding best practices in foundation governance and management, and to learn from others who share a similar philanthropic purpose.
Philanthropy Resources
The Council on Foundations published a quick go-to summary of the tax bill explaining how the bill affects philanthropy.
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.
The Catholic Impact Investing Collaborative (aka CIIC- pronounced "seek") works to spread impact investing through building community, sharing experiences, and learning from each other. Visit the website for helpful resources on impact investing and sign up for updates.
Church News
National Discernment Day on Catholic Correctional Ministries
A National Discernment Day on Catholic Correctional Ministries, co-hosted by the USCCB and Catholic Mobilizing Network, was held on April 24 at Catholic University. It was prompted by the consensus that leadership structures for U.S. Catholic prison ministry are very weak, which is especially concerning given our country’s incarceration rate, the highest in the world. The meeting was catalyzed by Pope Francis’ question on the state of U.S. Catholic prison ministry.
Prison ministry and correctional leaders participated, along with three bishops, other relevant leaders, and the Order of Malta.
A National Dialogue Launches with Focus on Youth and Young Adult Ministry
A three-year collaborative effort called The National Dialogue was recently launched to support high level conversation about pastoral ministries to youth and young adults. Read more.
Pray the Rosary for Syria this Month
Pope Francis has called on Catholics worldwide to join him in praying the rosary during the month of May for peace in the world. He said he was praying especially for peace in Syria, Nigeria and the Koreas. Read more from America Magazine.
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