One piece of the puzzle:
Susan Salice was raised in upstate New York, where her Catholic family instilled the value of providing for others at a young age. While attending Fordham University in the Bronx she became aware of the service work that Catholic Charities New York excels in.
Susan is an active member of CCNY’s Board of Trustees, serving on both the Executive and Development Committees. One of her goals in joining the Board was to raise awareness of Catholic Charities’ services in Westchester County where she has been integral in expanding the St. Nicholas Project. In 2011 she introduced the St. Nicholas Shopping Day (aka SNOW). Susan’s impact has extended to many other CCNY agencies, including Catholic Guardian Services, Part of the Solution, and the Alianza Division of Catholic Charities Community Services.
Susan was inspired to start a Catholic Charities marathon team while cheering on her sister in the NYC Marathon. Team Catholic Charities has created an opportunity to raise funds for CCNY programs, foster community around running the NYC Marathon, and introduce new people to about Catholic Charities.
The more time Susan spends working with Catholic Charities, the more she sees just how deeply the work of CCNY affects New Yorkers, extending services to every facet of life. She views CCNY as one piece of that puzzle, serving our neighbors and lifting each other up. After all, running a marathon begins with a single step.