Thank you to everyone who joined us for the 2022 Catholic Partnership Summit!

During our time together, we explore various aspects of Living Synodal Leadership and what that means as members of the Body of Christ. Thank you for your active participation, listening, and openness to the movement of the Holy Spirit, surely present in all of our discussions and panels!

We also want to offer our sincere thanks to those who sponsored this year's Summit. Your generosity made this event possible!

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Living Synodal Leadership is a bold vision. It is how we live out our call to servant leadership and co-responsible decision-making for a healthy, thriving Church. It is actively listening to all voices, to all experiences, and embracing new, creative, and agile ways of leading in a changing world and Church. Synodal leadership employs restorative practices that move us toward healing and unity as the body of Christ. It is a willingness to regularly pause, consider, and answer the call of the Holy Spirit. It involves including those historically excluded from leadership and opening seats for them at decision-making tables. Synodal leadership offers hope, requires courage, and builds trust. It is our mission in action.

Featured speakers will address tangible ways our Church answers the call to heal, strengthen, and unify the body of Christ. Representing a diversity of voices, perspectives, and experiences, they will share how they are living synodal leadership and offer best practices for other leaders.

Our Commitments

Many ideas were raised during the 2022 Catholic Partnership Summit as to how we can promote synodal leadership and unity in the Church. As an organization, Leadership Roundtable has committed to the following:

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Spotlight Videos

At the 2022 Catholic Partnership Summit, we learned how to live out our call to servant leadership and co-responsible decision-making for a healthy, thriving Church.

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

Cardinals and Archbishops


Archbishop Christophe Pierre
Apostolic Nuncio, Apostolic Nunciature of the United States of America


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

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Cardinal Blase Cupich
Archdiocese of Chicago


Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo
Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston


Cardinal Wilton Gregory
Archdiocese of Washington

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Cardinal Seán O'Malley, OFM Cap.
Archdiocese of Boston


Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, CSsR
Archdiocese of Newark

Catholic Higher Education

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John J. DeGioia
Georgetown University

Peter Donohue

Rev. Peter M. Donohue, OSA
Villanova University


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


David Gibson
Center on Religion and Culture at Fordham University


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


Rev. John Jenkins, CSC
University of Notre Dame

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Rev. Juan Molina
Mexican American Catholic College


Rev. Brian Shanley
St. John's University

National Catholic Organizations


Sean Callahan
Catholic Relief Services


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


Sr. Sharon Euart, RSM
Resource Center for Religious Institutes

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Elisabeth Román
National Catholic Council for Hispanic Ministry


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)

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Rosie C. Shawver
Catholic Association of Latino Leaders (CALL)

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Lincoln Snyder
National Catholic Education Association


Sr. Carol Zinn, SSJ
Leadership Conference of Women Religious

2022 Speakers

2022 Schedule of Events


5:00 PM Registration Opens
6:00 PM Welcome Reception


7:00 AM Registration Opens
8:00 AM Mass Begins
9:30 AM Summit Begins with Opening Keynote
7:00 PM J. Donald Monan, SJ Distinguished Catholic Philanthropy Medal Award Ceremony and Dinner


9:00 AM Summit Resumes with Session 3
4:00 PM Summit Concludes

Additional Details

All meals are provided. If you need any dietary accommodations,
please email

Welcome Reception dress is casual.

Summit dress is business casual.

Monan Medal Ceremony dress is semi-formal.

Hotel and Travel Info


All Summit attendee block rooms are now full, but some regularly-priced hotel rooms are still available at the Fairmont Hotel in Washington, D.C., located at 2401 M St NW, Washington, D.C. 20037. 

To reserve a room by phone, call 202-429-2400.

For hotel questions, contact Susan Hernandez at 908-451-0725 or


Attendees may also choose to stay at a different nearby hotel in the Georgetown area. We suggest the Hilton Garden Inn or Hyatt Place, both of which are within walking distance to the Fairmont Hotel.


If Traveling By Air

  • Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) is the recommended airport for traveling to the Catholic Partnership Summit. 
    • It is about a 25 minute drive via taxi or rideshare from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport  to the Fairmont Hotel. 
    • Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport is also connected directly to Metro's Yellow and Blue Lines. Follow the signs to the covered walkways and into the station. To reach the Fairmont Hotel, take the Blue Line and continue to the Foggy Bottom-GWU station. From the Metro Station, it is about a half-mile walk to the Fairmont Hotel. 
  • Dulles International Airport (IAD) is about a 30 minute drive to the Fairmont Hotel via taxi or rideshare. MetroBus and MetroRail are also available. 
    • MetroBus: When coming from Dulles International Airport, you can connect to MetroRail using MetroBus. The 5A Bus takes you from the airport to the Rosslyn MetroRail station on the Orange, Silver and Blue Lines with just one stop in between. To find out when the bus leaves the airport, see the 5A schedule HERE.
    • Express Bus: You can also take the Silver Line Express bus to the Wiehle-Reston East MetroRail station on the Silver Line. To find out when the Silver Line Express bus operates and its cost, go to the Silver Line Express site.
    • From either the Rosslyn Station or the Wiehle-Reston East Metro Station, take the Silver line to the Foggy Bottom-GWU Station
  • Baltimore/Washington International Airport (BWI) is about an hour drive to the Fairmont Hotel via taxi or rideshare.

If Traveling By Rail

  • AMTRAK: Take the AMTRAK train to Union Station. From Union Station, you can take a taxi or rideshare to the Fairmont Hotel, or you can take the Metro via the Red Line
  • MetroRail:
    • Silver/Orange/Blue Lines: The nearest Metro stop to the Fairmont Hotel on the Silver, Orange or Blue Metro lines is the Foggy Bottom-GWU Station. It is about a half-mile walk from the Station to the Hotel.
    • Red Line: The nearest Metro stop to the Fairmont Hotel on the Red Line is the Dupont Circle Station. The Fairmont Hotel is about a 0.6 mile walk from the station.
    • Visit the WMATA Website to view Metro schedules and maps and to obtain a Metro card. You can view Metro’s New Rider guide HERE

Our 2022 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

Joseph Regan

Benefactor Sponsors

Dan & Kathleen Denihan

Elizabeth McCaul & Frank Ingrassia

Patron Sponsors

The Bisignano Family

Dee & Kevin Conway

Kevin Fee

The Leon and Toby Cooperman Family Foundation

Healey Family Foundation

Mario J. Gabelli

Bryan & Stephanie Grane

Elaine & Ken Langone

The Lynch Foundation

Peggy & Gene McQuade

The Paul & Sandra Montrone Family

Dominic A. Tarantino


Catholic leader sponsors

Carney Family Charitable Foundation

The Catholic Health Association of the United States

The Catholic University of America

Kevin K. Carton

Peggy & Bob Gartland

The Markey Family

Robert H. Niehaus

The Raskob Foundation for Catholic Activities

Partner Sponsors

Catholic Extension


CCS Fundraising

Changing Our World, Inc.

The Cron Family Foundation

Dr. Geno M. Fernandez

Gallagher | Global Religious Practice

Loyola University Chicago


The Pontifical Mission Societies in the U.S.

Brenda & Bob Popeo

Sacred Heart Seminary and School of Theology

Seton Hall University

Individual Sponsors

Archdiocese of Louisville

Association of U.S. Catholic Priests

Rev. John P. Beal, JCD

Stephanie & Michael Brough

Burnett Risk Control International

Kerry Robinson & Michael Cappello

Rob Crisci

Barbara Anne Cusack, JCD

The Hank Center for the Catholic Intellectual Heritage

John & Maureen Hurley

Susan & Mike King

Kinsale Consulting

The Honorable Michael Montelongo

Angela & Edward Murphy

John A. Werwaiss

J. Donald Monan, SJ Distinguished Catholic Philanthropy Medal

2022 Honorees

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The Rooney Family

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Elaine and Ken Langone

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

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