Building a Church for the Future: Mission, Stewardship, and Restoring Trust in a Post-Pandemic World

Live from Washington, D.C. and Rome

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the 2021 Catholic Partnership Summit

This year, we were called to help build a Church for the future, to look deeply at how our Church stewards its many resources and the potential that lies ahead.

Our co-hosts and speakers reflect on these key topics and the importance of gathering for the Summit. 

2021 Catholic Partnership Summit

Building a Church for the Future: Mission, Stewardship, and Restoring Trust in a Post-Pandemic World

As a Church and society, we have faced a year like none other. Join us for an interactive, two-day event, where Catholic leaders from across the U.S and Rome will explore Building a Church for the Future: Mission, Stewardship, and Restoring Trust in a Post-Pandemic World.

The virtual experience


Professionally Produced Mainstage Content

View exclusive presentations on the mainstage and reflect on critical conversations happening in the Church today.

Roundtable Discussions

Engage in video conversations with influential leaders and decision makers in the Catholic Church - all without having to leave the platform or juggle multiple Zoom links.

One-to-One Speed Networking

Have a serendipitous experience of “bumping into another attendee in the hallway” and engage in short conversations to share your reflections from the Summit.

Video Meet-Up Scheduling

Follow up with your new contacts by scheduling video calls, all easily within the platform.

Live Chat

Communicate in real time with other members of our community and respond to mainstage content.

Live Q&A

Submit questions for our expert speakers in real time and get answers to your questions about best practices to overcome the biggest hurdles facing the Church today.

Cardinals and Archbishops


Archbishop Christophe Pierre
Apostolic Nuncio


Cardinal Blase Cupich
Archdiocese of Chicago


Cardinal Daniel DiNardo
Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston


Cardinal Timothy Dolan
Archdiocese of New York


Cardinal Kevin J. Farrell
Vatican Dicastery for Laity, Family, and Life


Archbishop José Gomez
U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and Archdiocese of Los Angeles


Cardinal Wilton Gregory
Archdiocese of Washington


Cardinal Seán O’Malley
Archdiocese of Boston


Cardinal Joseph Tobin, CSsR
Archdiocese of Newark

Catholic Higher Education


Rev. John Jenkins, CSC
University of Notre Dame


Rev. William Leahy, SJ
Boston College


John Carr
Initiative on Catholic Social Thought and Public Life at Georgetown University


Kim Daniels
Initiative on Catholic Social Thought and Public Life at Georgetown University


Rev. Michael Garanzini, SJ
Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities


Rev. Dennis Holtschneider, CM
Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities


Matthew Manion
Center for Church Management, Villanova University


Pia de Solenni
Global Institute of Church Management

National Catholic Organizations


Sr. Mary Bendyna, OP
Council of Major Superiors of Women Religious


Sean Callahan
Catholic Relief Services


Rev. Frank Donio, SAC
Conference of Major Superiors of Men


Sr. Sharon Euart, RSM
Resource Center for Religious Institutes


Sr. Mary Haddad, RSM
Catholic Health Association


Regina Haney
National Association of Church Personnel Administrators


Alexia Kelley
Foundations and Donors Interested in Catholic Activities (FADICA)


John Matthew Knowles
Diocesan Fiscal Management Conference


Sr. Donna Markham, OP
Catholic Charities USA


Elisabeth Román
National Catholic Council for Hispanic Ministry


Sr. Carol Zinn, SSJ
Leadership Conference of Women Religious

Featured Speakers

Schedule of Events

As a Church and society, we have faced a year like none other.
The 2021 Catholic Partnership Summit takes place at a critical time as we begin to emerge from the pandemic.

DAY 1 - September 28

12:00 noon EST Welcome and Prayer Service
12:50 p.m. EST Session 1 — Healing and Strengthening our Catholic Community in the U.S.
4:00 p.m. EST Session 2 — Stewardship of People
6:35 p.m. EST Virtual Cocktails
7:00 p.m. EST J. Donald Monan, SJ Distinguished Catholic Philanthropy Medal Ceremony

DAY 2 - September 29

10:30 a.m. EST Opening Prayer
10:45 a.m. EST Session 3 — Stewardship of Financial Resources
2:00 p.m. EST Session 4 — Stewardship of Potential
5:00 p.m. EST Closing Prayer

Our Sponsors

Our mission at Leadership Roundtable is to promote best practices and accountability in the management, finances, communications, and human resources development of the Catholic Church in the U.S., including greater incorporation of the expertise of the laity. Our generous sponsors enable us to fulfill our mission and serve as ministry of hope to the Catholic Church.

Thank you to those individuals and organizations that make our annual Catholic Partnership Summit possible!

Presenting Sponsors

Geoffrey T. Boisi

Elaine and Ken Langone

Presenting Rome Sponsors

Elizabeth McCaul and Frank Ingrassia

Benefactor Sponsors

Dan and Kathleen Denihan

Patron Sponsors

Dee and Kevin Conway

The Healey Family Foundation

The Lynch Foundation

Peggy and Gene McQuade

Jim and Molly Perry

Catholic Leader Sponsors

Suzanne and Kevin Dwyer

Partner Sponsors

Dr. Geno Fernandez

Frank B. Fuhrer

Gallagher | Global Religious Practice

Edward L. Hennessey, Jr.

Loyola University Chicago

Brenda and Bob Popeo

The Raskob Foundation for Catholic Activities, Inc.

William E. Simon Foundation

Individual Sponsors

Archdiocese of Louisville

Rev. John P. Beal, JCD

Kevin Carton

Cynthia Lee Egan

John and Maureen Hurley

Susan and Mike King

Kinsale Consulting

Charles McDonough

Eileen and Leslie Quick III

Peter Robinson

Peter Steinfels

Fr. Jack Wall

W. Brian Walsh

John A. Werwaiss

J. Donald Monan, SJ Distinguished Catholic Philanthropy Medal

2021 Honorees

EDITED Jack & Eileen Connors

John M. Connors, Jr. Family


Kathleen McCarthy Kostlan


Lewis S. Ranieri

The J. Donald Monan, SJ Distinguished Catholic Philanthropy Medal seeks to thank and inspire philanthropists of the Catholic Faith who emulate and personify the vision, character, creativity, and commitment to excellence of the late Rev. J. Donald Monan of the Society of Jesus.

The Monan Medal conferred annually Catholic philanthropists who have invested generously and faithfully in the Catholic Church’s work to lead through exemplary temporal affairs, and who’s giving reflects Fr. Monan’s deeply held belief in collaborative excellence and partnership.

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