Joseph Kenny | firstname.lastname@example.org | twitter: @josephkenny2
Ann Rotermund tells of a young homeless woman named Donna who came to St. Patrick Center, a Catholic Charities social service agency in Downtown St. Louis. Donna later had a baby, worked to get her life together and moved into an apartment, thanks to help from St. Patrick Center.
Rotermund said that Donna told her something she'd never forget. "Donna said, 'I am a rich woman. I have this beautiful baby, and I have carpeting.'"
By Jennifer Brinker | email@example.com | Twitter: @jenniferbrinker
The St. Patrick Center Board of Directors has announced it has hired Laurie Phillips as its new chief executive officer. A native St. Louisan, Phillips will begin her role Jan. 20. She is the first female to serve as CEO since St. Patrick Center's founder in 1983, Edith Cunnane.
"We found a unique combination of talents and skills in Laurie Phillips," said Joe Ambrose, president of the St. Patrick Center Board of Directors. "She has the right blend of for-profit and nonprofit experiences, plus the personal story of making a life-changing decision to evolve her career into serving others."
By Joseph Kenny | firstname.lastname@example.org | twitter: @josephkenny2
The board of the Missouri Foundation for Health has approved a grant of up to $25,000 for Catholic Charities. The funding will provide case management at the drop-in center in Dellwood for people affected by the street blockings, damages and other disruptions caused by the protests and subsequent violence in Ferguson following the shooting of an unarmed man by a police officer.