Communion Breakfast for Business Leaders to be held this Sunday
Kerry Robinson, executive director of the National Leadership Roundtable on Church Management, will be the featured speaker at the 8th Annual Communion Breakfast for Business Leaders on Sunday, November 16, 2014, here at Fairfield University. The annual breakfast is sponsored by Centesimus Annus Pro Pontifice (CAPP) of Fairfield County and by the Center for Faith and Public Life (CFPL).
The morning will begin at 9 a.m. in Egan Chapel of St. Ignatius Loyola with the con-celebration of Mass by the Most Rev. Frank J. Caggiano, Bishop of Bridgeport, and Rev. Rick Ryscavage, S.J., founding director of CFPL. The breakfast and Kerry Robinson’s talk will be held in the Oak Room in the Barone Campus Center immediately following the Mass.
This year’s CAPP Business Leadership Award will be presented to digital marketing industry executive, innovator, and philanthropist Al DiGuido, of Westport, Conn., founder of Al’s Angel’s, which supports children affected by financial hardships and those struggling with cancer. He is a member of St. Matthew Parish in Norwalk, Conn.
“As the Diocese moves forward with its own reorganization plan and with Synod 2014 to plan for the future, we welcome the thoughts of Kerry Robinson on best practices and the most efficient use of resources. Her work directly addresses the Catholic Social Teaching principles of human dignity, solidarity and subsidiarity,” said Bishop Caggiano.
About the Speaker and Honoree
Kerry Robinson is executive director of the National Leadership Roundtable on Church Management. The organization is comprised 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. Ms. Robinson is a frequent writer and speaker on the subjects of philanthropy, development and faith. In addition, she is executive of the National Leadership Roundtable, and a member of the Raskob Foundation for Catholic Activities in Wilmington, Del., and FADICA (Foundations and Donors Interested in Catholic Activities) in Washington, D.C. She is the founding editor of The Catholic Funding Guide: A Directory of Resources for Catholic Activities, first published by FADICA in 1998 and soon to be in its 8th edition. She has been an advisor to grant-making foundations, charitable nonprofits, and family philanthropies since 1990, and has served as a trustee on many national boards, including the Jesuit Volunteer Corps, the National Catholic AIDS Network, and America Magazine.
Al DiGuido, former CEO of Zeta Interactive, has long been recognized as one of the digital marketing industry’s premier innovators and a pioneer in email communications. He has over 20 years marketing sales, management, and operations expertise. Mr. DiGuido is a recognized thought leader in interactive advertising and marketing and a frequent expert guest on FOX Business News, MSNBC and CNN. He is also widely quoted in U.S. News & World Report, The New York Times, and Business Week as a leading voice on marketplace changes as a result of new technology. Locally, he is known as the founder of Al’s Angels. This year, the organization will provide holiday meals and gifts to over 2,500 families and 6,000 children in the tri-state area. In addition, Mr. DiGuido raises millions of dollars for Tomorrows Children’s Fund in Hackensack, N.J., to help children fighting cancer and rare blood diseases.
Centesimus Annus Pro Pontifice (CAPP) is a lay-led, Vatican-based organization founded by Blessed John Paul II in 1993 whose mission is to implement Catholic Social Teaching - the Church’s social doctrine - through lay Catholic business, academic, and professional leaders. William J. Fox, of Stamford, Conn., is serving as CAPP President. Its board is made up of business leaders throughout Fairfield County. For more information, visit www.capp-usa.org.