The Catholic Foundation of Greater Philadelphia (CFGP), which manages the Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s annual Catholic Charities Appeal, has welcomed a new chief financial officer (CFO).
In an March 22 announcement, CFGP announced the appointment of Kurt Gabbard as CFO and a member of the independent nonprofit’s senior executive management team.
Gabbard comes to CFGP as a financial strategist and operational executive with 30 years of experience and an extensive track record of leadership in financial operations, technology systems, and human resources.
Prior to joining CFGP, Gabbard was the Vice President of Finance, Chief Financial Officer, and Treasurer at Princeton Theological Seminary. He has additional experience as Vice President for Business Affairs at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, where he was a member of the seminary leadership team responsible for developing and implementing multi-year strategic financial and operational plans for the institution.
“I am thrilled to join the CFG team and contribute my years of experience in non-profit finance and management to an organization making a difference in the world consistent with my Catholic faith and principles,” said Kurt.
Kurt holds a BS in Chemical Engineering and an MBA from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. A native of the Chicago area, Kurt currently resides in Doylestown along with his wife, Lisa. He is also an active member of the Knights of Columbus at our Lady of Guadalupe Church.
“Kurt’s expertise in finance, along with his prior experience in progressively responsible leadership roles at Princeton Seminary, Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, and McCormick Theological Seminary, coupled with early experience in development, make him an ideal fit for CFGP,” said Sarah O. Hanley, President & CEO of The Catholic Foundation of Greater Philadelphia
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