July 7, 2012
WASHINGTON--The National Leadership Roundtable on Church Management presented the 2012 Leadership Roundtable Best Practices Award to Catholic Charities USA and its president, Rev. Larry Snyder, at the 2012 Leadership Roundtable Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. Catholic Charities USA was recognized for its commitment to sound managerial and financial practices that enable it to fulfill its mission of serving and advocating on behalf of the poor more effectively.
“Catholic Charities USA is a visionary organization that works with individuals, families and communities to help alleviate poverty at the individual level and to challenge the structures that can cause so much suffering,” said Kerry Robinson, executive director of the Leadership Roundtable. “We chose to honor Catholic Charities and Fr. Snyder to highlight the important work that they do. It is only through effective management of people and resources that they are able to serve so many so well.”
Catholic Charities USA was founded in 1910, and services over 10 million people each year at 3,000 local Catholic Charities agencies across the country. The Catholic Charities network provides food assistance, builds strong communities, strengthens families, offers housing assistance, and responds to disasters.
“It is an honor to receive this award from an organization that serves by promoting transparency and best practices,” said Fr. Snyder. “This award validates the work of Catholic Charities as we continue to serve the least among us.”
The Leadership Roundtable is an organization of laity, religious, and clergy working together to promote excellence and best practices in the management, finances, and human resource development of the Catholic Church in the U.S. through the greater incorporation of the expertise of the laity. It brings together leaders from the worlds of business, finance, academia, philanthropy, non-profit organizations, and the Church to create programs and resources to serve Catholic parishes, dioceses, nonprofits, and schools.
Each year, the Leadership Roundtable identifies exemplary institutions, organizations, and individuals who are committed to best practices and honors them with the Leadership Roundtable Best Practices Award, holding them up as an example worthy of emulation throughout the church. Past recipients include the Cristo Rey Network, Catholic Relief Services, the Diocese of Gary in Indiana, Catholics Come Home, and the Archdiocese of Boston’s Financial Transparency Project.
Robinson and Geoffrey T. Boisi, chair of the Leadership Roundtable, presented the award on June 27th at at Georgetown University, part of a two-day summit exploring collaboration in the Catholic sector. Women & Spirit: Catholic Sisters in America, a revolving exhibit highlighting the contributions of women religious to American life, was also honored for its commitment to best practices in Catholic communications.
For more on Catholic Charities USA, visit www.catholiccharitiesusa.org
Image: The Leadership Roundtable honored Catholic Charities USA with the 2012 Leadership Roundtable Best Practices Award. From left to right: Geoff Boisi, chair of the Leadership Roundtable; Fr. Larry Snyder and Candy Hill of Catholic Charities USA; and Kerry Robinson, executive director of the Leadership Roundtable. (Credit: Rob Lisak/Leadership Roundtable).