Monday, General Session II
Kerry Alys Robinson is the founding executive director and global ambassador of Leadership Roundtable, dedicated to promoting excellence and best practices in the management, finances, communications and human resource development of the Catholic Church by harnessing the managerial expertise and financial acumen of senior level lay executives.
Kerry has served as a trustee on the national boards of the Jesuit Volunteer Corps; Education for Parish Service Foundation; the Gregorian University Foundation; the National Catholic AIDS Network; the Institute for Religious Education and Pastoral Ministry at Boston College; the Center of Applied Research in the Apostolate (CARA); the Center for the Study of Church Management at Villanova University; Busted Halo: Paulist Young Adult Ministries; America Media; Raskob Foundation for Catholic Activities; FADICA (Foundations and Donors Interested in Catholic Activities); and the National Pastoral Life Center. From 1995 to 2010 she served on the national committee for the U.S. Catholic Conference of Bishops’ Catholic Campaign for Human Development. She has served on the advisory boards of Voices of Faith, a global platform in the heart of the Vatican to celebrate the contribution of women to the Church and world; the Initiative of Catholic Social Thought and Public Life at Georgetown University; and the Get in Touch Foundation, an international breast health advocacy organization. In addition to the Raskob Foundation for Catholic Activities, Kerry currently serves on the boards of Saint Thomas More Catholic Chapel and Center at Yale University, the Hartford Bishops Foundation, the International Business Leadership Advisory Council (an initiative of the Secretariat for the Economy in Rome), and the International Festival of Arts and Ideas.
She is the prize winning author of Imagining Abundance: Fundraising, Philanthropy and a Spiritual Call to Service and is the founding editor of The Catholic Funding Guide: A Directory of Resources for Catholic Activities first published by FADICA in 1998 and now in its 8th edition. She has been an advisor to grantmaking foundations, charitable nonprofits and family philanthropies since 1990. She is a frequent writer and speaker on the subjects of philanthropy, development and faith and is a columnist for Chicago Catholic and has a blog on spirituality called Love in Ordinary Time.