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Welcoming Kerry Alys Robinson, new President and CEO of Catholic Charities USA

Photo Credit: Catholic Charities New York

This week has been a momentous one for Catholic Charities of New York, as we welcomed Kerry Alys Robinson, the new President and CEO of Catholic Charities USA, for her first visit to our organization in this role. We were thrilled to have her with us, as we showcased our work to improve the lives of thousands of New Yorkers across the city. Kerry had the opportunity to meet with our clients and staff across our federation of agencies and experience our lifesaving work firsthand.

Kerry is a committed and experienced leader in the church, with a long track record of service, philanthropy, and advocacy. She is deeply committed to helping the most vulnerable among us and has devoted her entire professional career to serving the church and strengthening Catholic leadership. As only the second woman and second layperson to lead Catholic Charities USA, Kerry’s appointment is a significant milestone, and we are honored that she has joined us here in New York. “I liken it to the ministry of presence,” Kerry said of her experience with our team.

“Whatever the presenting challenges that brings a client before you, you don’t just respond to that challenge, like feeding a family. You listen, you listen to the client. And it always leads to a continuum of care.”

We are grateful for Kerry’s support, as we continue to work tirelessly to provide help and create hope for New Yorkers in need. Kerry’s vision inspires us, and we look forward to working with her to advance our shared mission at the national level.

We are humbled by the trust that our community has placed in us, and we thank our generous donors and steadfast supporters for their unwavering commitment to our organization. Your support has allowed us to continue making a difference in the lives of so many people across our city, and we are grateful for your faith in us.

Together, we will continue to support those in need, providing hope and healing to our community, one person at a time.

Click the link to watch this short video on Kerry’s visit!

With gratitude,
Msgr. Kevin Sullivan