Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Raleigh is a 501c3 non-profit, which is the social service “arm” of the Catholic Diocese of Raleigh. Catholic Charities is independently incorporated with the Bishop of the Diocese serving as the President of the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors is comprised of twenty members and represents the entire Diocese of Raleigh.
Catholic Charities works closely with Catholic parishes, other churches and community agencies to determine appropriate services and to implement services for families who are vulnerable.
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For more information about our services, please review this website, or contact the regional office which serves you area. For more information about advocacy efforts or work with parishes to enhance social ministries, click here to go to the Parish Social Ministries page on this website, or click here to go to the website of the Diocese of Raleigh.
Board of Directors 2012-2013
Ex-Officio President, Bishop Michael F. Burbidge
Secretary, Msgr. Girard M. Sherba
Treasurer, Russell Elmayan
Charles Lorelli, Chair, Chapel Hill
Germaine Angel Daly, Vice-chair, Pinehurst
David Blain, New Bern
Patrick Brown, Bath
Thomas Cummings, Kill Devil Hills
Patricia Gallagher, Cary
Glenn Gillen, Durham
Edward Grace, Wilmington
Ada Horton, Raleigh
Kathy Johnson, Raleigh
Mary Keesee, Hampstead
William F. LaPorte, Raleigh
Rev. Daniel McLellan, O.F.M., Durham
Bruce McWhinney, Macon
Patricia O’Connell, Goldsboro
Zita Pietrus, Raleigh
Reginald Ross-Weaks, Raleigh
Brother Virg Siefker, Windsor
Deacon Alex Vicent, Lumberton