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April 3, 2018 - Catholic Charities Names New Vice President of Advancement

Pat Hewett’s Heartfelt Commitment to CCAB Mission Driving New Assignment  

BOSTON, MA – Trustees of Catholic Charities Archdiocese of Boston and President Deborah Kincade Rambo today announced the appointment of Pat Hewett as Vice President of Advancement.

Mr. Hewett joins Catholic Charities after a substantial career as a development professional. Most recently he served as Regional Director of Leadership Gifts at Boston University where he designed and implemented strategies to solicit leadership gifts from University alumni and friends as part of the University’s nearly complete $1.5B Capital Campaign. Prior to joining BU, Pat worked for several years in major gift and annual fund roles at the Middlesex and Portsmouth Abbey schools. He is a graduate of Saint Anselm College.

“The important work of Catholic Charities requires substantial support from private funders. We are very confident Pat brings valuable experience, creativity and heartfelt passion necessary to invigorate this undertaking and we are thrilled he is joining our senior leadership team,” said James D. Gallagher, Chair of CCAB Board of Trustees.

“It is an honor to join the CCAB team and to have a role in advancing the noble work of this venerable organization, said Pat Hewett. “The programs, clinicians, and staff at CCAB change their clients’ lives in profound ways, at a scale unmatched by any other independent social services agency in the Commonwealth. I am eager and inspired to support their work.”

“Pat is a great addition to our organization. His energy, confidence and skills will energize not only our entire leadership and advancement teams but also most important - existing and prospective supporters of our work, said Debbie Rambo. She continued, “The demand for our services is growing steadily as the economic divide in our community deepens. Growth in our advancement activities is critical.”

Mr. Hewett lives in Milton with his wife and three children.

One of the largest providers of social services in Massachusetts, Catholic Charities of Boston encompasses nearly 75 distinct programs in 26 locations. Five regional offices, with local advisory boards and their own longstanding groups of supporters, provide help with basic needs across ages, races, cultures, and religious faiths. Nearly one-third of its $34 million annual operating budget is provided by private philanthropy. Originally a loose coalition of Catholic Charities groups in communities across Eastern Massachusetts, Catholic Charities of Boston became one independent nonprofit in the late 1990s. Whether through food assistance, help for struggling teens or outstanding refugee and immigration support during a time of intense uncertainty for that population, Catholic Charities provides support for individuals’ most basic needs while respecting the dignity of each individual.