FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Terrence Donilon
Cardinal Appoints Four to the Catholic Community Fund Board of Trustees
Braintree, MA (April 4, 2013) --- Cardinal Seán P. O’Malley has announced the appointment of four new Trustees to the board of the Catholic Community Fund:
• Sheila C. Cavanaugh
Former Senior Vice President of Community Relations, Fidelity Investments
• Very Reverend Richard M. Erikson, PhD
Pastor, Our Lady of Fatima Parish, Sudbury
• Daniel L. Fitzgerald
Vice President-Investments, Stifel Nicolaus & Co.
• Kevin P. Martin, Sr.
Principal and Founding Director, Kevin P. Martin & Associates, PC
The Catholic Community Fund (CCF) enables individuals, families, and others to create permanent charitable funds that help Catholic parishes, Catholic schools, Catholic social services, and other Catholic faith ministries meet long-term and future needs. In doing so, it is fulfilling its primary mission to strengthen and preserve the Catholic faith in the 144 communities in eastern Massachusetts that make up the Archdiocese of Boston.
“I am grateful for the willingness of these individuals to serve in this important role on behalf of the Archdiocese and its many ministries,” Cardinal O’Malley remarked. “The Catholic Community Fund’s continued growth will benefit from their wisdom, experience, insight and guidance.”
Most Rev. Robert P. Deeley, J.C.D, Auxiliary Bishop of Boston, Vicar General and Moderator of the Curia, and a Trustee of the Catholic Community Fund, said: “Each of these new Trustees contributes wide-ranging experiences and well-developed skill sets they can bring to bear on enriching and strengthening the Catholic Community Fund for the good of the people we serve. We are happy to have them on board.”
The newly appointed Trustees of the Catholic Community Fund are:
Sheila C. Cavanaugh: A corporate communications professional, Sheila C. Cavanaugh was senior vice president of community relations at Fidelity Investments from 1996-2012, where she was responsible for managing Fidelity’s internal communications and community relations functions. Before joining Fidelity, Sheila was a global strategies consultant with Coopers & Lybrand. She was previously a banker in project finance at The Chase Manhattan Bank in New York, The Long-Term Credit Bank of Japan, and the Union Bank of Switzerland in Zurich. She also developed and ran the credit training program at the Investment Bank of Latvia in the former Soviet Union.
Following her career in banking, Cavanaugh took a sabbatical year to teach English with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees at a Vietnamese Refugee Camp in Southeast Asia. She returned to pursue a graduate degree at Yale University, and subsequently spent two years at Harvard Business School publishing research on issues of competition and strategy for use in Harvard’s executive education and MBA programs. From Harvard, Ms. Cavanaugh became a Soros Foundation Fellow and moved to the Baltic States to start one of the first credit training programs in banking after the fall of communism.
Ms. Cavanaugh earned an MBA from the Yale University School of Management and is a graduate of the College of the Holy Cross. A native of Worcester, MA, Ms. Cavanaugh is a graduate of Worcester’s St. Peter-Marian High School.
Today, Ms. Cavanaugh lives in Belmont, MA, with her husband, Albert F. Choy, a lawyer. They are parents to three children from South Korea and active participants in their parish, St. Joseph, Belmont.
Very Reverend Richard M. Erikson, PhD: Very Reverend Richard M. Erikson, PhD, is the sixth pastor of Our Lady of Fatima Parish, Sudbury. He has been a priest in the Archdiocese of Boston since his ordination in 1985. Since then, Father Erikson has followed the Lord's call in a variety of settings and ministries. He has served as a parochial vicar at St. Mary's in Lynn (1985-1988), professor and chair of Social Sciences at St. John's Seminary, Brighton, MA (1992-1999), as an active duty U.S. Air Force chaplain (1999-2006), and as the Vicar General and Moderator of the Curia of the Archdiocese of Boston (2006-2011).
Father Erikson is a Brigadier General in the US Air Force, serving as Mobilization Assistant to the Air Force Chief of Chaplains at the Pentagon. In this role, he is principal adviser to the Chief of Chaplains for training, readiness and sourcing the Air Force Reserve Chaplain Corps. He assists in developing the Chaplain Corps Strategic Plan, total force policy and strategic planning objectives. He assists the chief of chaplains in coordinating Air Force Reserve matters.
He is a graduate of St. Anselm College, holds a master of arts in theology and a master of arts in theology from St. John’s Seminary, and earned a master’s degree and PHD in sociology from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles.
Daniel L. Fitzgerald: Daniel L. Fitzgerald is Vice President-Investments at Stifel Nicolaus & Co., Boston. He previously was with Salomon Smith Barney for 25 years.
Mr. Fitzgerald is a graduate of St. John’s Prep, Danvers, and Providence College. He earned a master’s degree in international management from the American Graduate School of International Management, Glendale, AZ, and completed a postgraduate program in business strategy at the University of Oxford, England.
He currently serves as a Trustee of St. John’s Prep and is a member of the school’s Trustee Planned Giving Advisory Committee. Mr. Fitzgerald is member of the Boston Economic Club, and is a parishioner of Our Lady Star of the Sea Parish, Marblehead, where he resides.
Kevin P. Martin, Sr.: Kevin P. Martin, Sr., of South Boston, is Principal and Founding Director of Kevin P. Martin & Associates, PC, an accounting firm with offices in Braintree and Danvers. As a certified public accountant, Mr. Martin concentrates his efforts on complex business transactions within the firm’s tax department. His practice encompasses a variety of industries such as affordable housing, private enterprise and services, nonprofit organizations, and technology. He often provides advice relating to deal negotiations and structuring, private placement, tax optimization, the tax aspects of mergers and acquisitions, strategic dispositions and debt restructuring. Among his professional affiliations, Mr. Martin is a member of the Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
In 2011, Mr. Martin was presented with a Cheverus Award in recognition of his service to the Catholic community in the Boston Archdiocese. He is a Member of the School Advisory Board of South Boston Catholic Academy, and, with his wife, Claire, is a longtime active parishioner at Gate of Heaven Parish, South Boston.
About the Catholic Community Fund: The Catholic Community Fund is a community foundation supporting Greater Boston’s Catholic community. Permanent charitable endowment funds provide regular income that helps Catholic parishes, Catholic schools, Catholic social services and other Catholic faith ministries meet long-term and future needs. Each donor’s fund becomes part of a community endowment – the Archdiocese of Boston’s Common Investment Fund (CIF). The funds are invested and a portion of annual earnings is used to make grants that honor each donor’s wishes in perpetuity. Any earnings above the portion designated to be spent are returned to the fund to grow its corpus. The Catholic Community Fund currently has $29 million in funds under management. For more information, contact Patricia Kelleher Bartram, Executive Director, Catholic Community Fund at (617) 779-3743.
About the Archdiocese of Boston: The Diocese of Boston was founded on April 8, 1808 and was elevated to Archdiocese in 1875. Currently serving the needs of 1.8 million Catholics, the Archdiocese of Boston is an ethnically diverse and spiritually enriching faith community consisting of 288 parishes, across 144 communities, educating approximately 42,000 students in its Catholic schools and 156,000 in religious education classes each year, ministering to the needs of 200,000 individuals through its pastoral and social service outreach. Mass is celebrated in nearly twenty different languages each week. For more information, please visit