Sarah O. Hanley

The Catholic Foundation of Greater Philadelphia (CFGP), which manages the Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s annual Catholic Charities Appeal, announced March 25 the retirement of President and CEO, Sarah O. Hanley after nearly 11 years of service.

Prior to her role as President and CEO, Hanley, who has been with the organization since its inception in 2013, served as CFGP’s executive director and oversaw the Catholic Charities Appeal as well as the St. Charles Borromeo Seminary Appeal. She also led CFGP’s mission advancement services team.

Prior to joining CFGP, Hanley worked in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s Office for Stewardship and Development as Director of Appeals. Before transitioning into the nonprofit sector, she had a successful career in business development and sales leadership, working for AmeriGas Propane and National Car Rental.

“I want to express my gratitude for the privilege of serving The Catholic Foundation, including as its President and CEO, for the past five years,” Hanley said. “I have been blessed to have the opportunity to work alongside our dedicated team and committed Board members to make a meaningful impact on our Catholic community, ensuring an investment in the future of our faith for generations to come.”

“We are grateful for Sarah’s leadership. It is inspiring to see our impact grow, our donors’ wishes fulfilled, and our clients become more financially secure,” said Richard Clark, Chairman of the Board of Trustees. “At the heart of Sarah’s work is a deep commitment to our Catholic faith and an unwavering focus on making a difference in our community. We are grateful for her service to The Catholic Foundation.”

During the search for her successor, Hanley will continue in her role as President and CEO, and she will continue to serve in a consulting capacity thereafter to ensure a smooth transition and continued stewardship.