Fairfield University hosts Communion Breakfast for Business Leaders Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014

Fairfield University hosts Communion Breakfast for Business Leaders Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014

9 a.m. Mass in the Egan Chapel followed by Business Leaders breakfast featuring talk by National Leadership Roundtable Executive and Leadership Awards Ceremony

Kerry Robinson Kerry Robinson, executive director of the National Leadership Roundtable on Church Management, will be the featured speaker at the 8 th Annual Communion Breakfast for Business Leaders on Sunday, November 16, 2014, at Fairfield University. The annual breakfast is sponsored by Centesimus Annus Pro Pontifice (CAPP) of Fairfield County and by Fairfield University's Center for Faith and Public Life.

The morning will begin at 9 a.m. in Fairfield University's 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 the Center for Faith and Public Life at Fairfield University. The breakfast and Kerry Robinson's talk will be held in the nearby 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.

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, Delaware 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, New Jersey, 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.

Fairfield University's Center for Faith and Public Life, anchored in Jesuit tradition and Catholic Social Teaching, is committed to advancing the Common Good by improving the social conditions to allow for the full flourishing of individuals and society. Through multi-disciplinary academic research, engaged teaching, events, publications, and other initiatives the Center seeks to: prepare students to be global citizens, generate research-based solutions for current social problems - local, national, and global, and provide a public forum for engaging issues where faith and public life intersect.

Seating is limited. For more information, contact Michelle Towster at (203) 254-4000, ext. 3415, or mtowster@fairfield.edu or visit: www.fairfield.edu/communionbreakfast

Posted On: 11-04-2014 03:11 PM

Volume: 47 Number: 105