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Catholic Charities Names New Chief Development Officer

Catholic Charities of San Francisco, San Mateo, and Marin, one of the Bay Area’s largest human services agencies, is pleased to welcome Patricia Feeney Gallagher, CFRE as Chief Development Officer. In this new position, Gallagher will be responsible for providing innovative leadership and strategic vision to all aspects of Catholic Charities’ development and fundraising program. Gallagher will join Catholic Charities on May 9, 2018.

Gallagher has extensive knowledge of the San Francisco philanthropic landscape and is well versed in the complexities of human services fundraising. She brings over 20 years of extensive management experience in annual giving, capital campaigns, planned giving, events, and corporate and foundation giving. Gallagher has been the Director of Development and Outreach at St. Anthony’s in San Francisco since 2013. Previously, she served at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center as the Director of Strategic Gifts and also served at Convent & Stuart Hall (Schools of the Sacred Heart) in San Francisco as Interim Director of Advancement. She received her Bachelor of Arts, majoring in English at Santa Clara University, her Master of Non-Profit Administration from the University of San Francisco, and is a Certified Fundraising Executive.

“Together with the Catholic Charities Board of Directors, I am confident that Pat brings the diverse experience, skills, and overall talent we need to effectively raise funds to support the over 35,000 individuals we serve each year,” said Jilma Meneses, Catholic Charities Chief Executive Officer. “She deeply understands fundraising in the human services environment and is passionate about our mission and the people we serve.”

“I am excited to join Catholic Charites and embrace their compelling mission, vision, and values,” said Gallagher. “As a second generation San Franciscan, I have been aware of their work in the community and their deep history of support in the Bay Area. I look forward to providing engagement opportunities and building lasting relationships to sustain Catholic Charities efforts for the future.”

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