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Women in Philanthropy Episode 6 with Leticia Ochoa-Adams


Hosted by Tara Doyon, Director of Client Services and Sarah Rose, Director of Communications.


In this episode Tara and Sarah are joined by Leticia Ochoa-Adams, Writer and Speaker. They discuss being "poor" in the Catholic Church as well as grieving a great loss and how the church responds. Find out what the similarities are when giving as a donor and giving as a community rallying around one of their own.  


Show Notes:

Leticia Ochoa Adams is a born and raised Tejana who loves bluebonnets, longhorns and Texas shaped waffles. She writes and speaks on faith, grief and suicide loss because after the loss of her oldest son Anthony to suicide she saw a lack of space for honest grieving and acknowledgement of trauma so she set out to create one.

Inspired by other women who have a passion and gift for storytelling like Jen Fulwiler, Nora McInerny and Stephanie Wittles Wachs who all make stories on their own terms, Leticia set out to do the same which is to use storytelling as...

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Women in Philanthropy Part 2 - An Interview with Kathleen Criscione on the Petrus Development Show

In this episode, we continue from last week with Part 2 of our Women in Philanthropy series, hosted by Tara Doyon and Sarah Rose. In Part 2, Sarah and Tara visit with Kathleen Criscione, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Registered Play Therapist, mother of 3 and practicing Catholic. Join them as they discuss how to let go of the unrealistic expectations set for working women. And how to create a healthy work-life balance. 


Show Notes:

Expectations for working moms. How do you get everything done and keep your sanity? How do working moms make it in development?

Kathleen Criscione is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Registered Play Therapist. She is a mother of 3 children under 4. She and her family are practicing Catholics with faith as a central part of their home. She is a member of St. Peter Catholic Church in St. Louis.

Kathleen received her Bachelors in Social Work from Saint Mary’s College at Notre Dame, IN and her Masters in Social Work...

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A Case for Support-Raisers


By Matt Aujero, Campus Minister at The Catholic Student Center at University of Maryland


This past week I attended a three-day virtual conference on fundraising put on by Petrus Development.  Watching hours of online webinars one would think it would leave me exhausted and “zoomed-out”.  Instead I felt energized and renewed.  More importantly, I cannot deny that the content was striking my soul.

On day three, in the middle of the conference, I “left” to go to a virtual orientation for freshmen at University of Maryland to represent our Catholic Student Center.  On that call were two other Christian ministers.  One asked me (divinely timed?) how I go about fundraising.  I found I couldn’t shut up!  This inner joy in me came out of me like an open fire hydrant.  In a half hour,  I was sharing as much advice and stories as I could about our fundraising efforts at the CSC for the past four years.  I...

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