Our Team

Trusted partners working with you every step of the way.

Together, with an overarching compassion for caring for those in need, the CFGP team brings a professional, seasoned background in charitable giving.

From fundraising management and development consultation to volunteer training, grant writing, capital campaigns, and more, we deliver impactful programs that last and create promising futures for the community. Always taking a personal approach in all we do, we work directly with our donors and partners to determine how to best achieve their charitable goals while supporting the causes they believe in most.

Sarah O. Hanley President and Chief Executive Officer shanley@thecfgp.org

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As the President and Chief Executive Officer, Sarah O. Hanley brings her broad-based experience and innovative ideas to The Catholic Foundation of Greater Philadelphia. With more than 25 years of business development and leadership experience, Sarah is responsible for the growth and strategic oversight of CFGP and leading a team of dedicated staff who support the Foundation’s development.

Sarah has been with CFGP since its founding in 2013. In her previous roles with CFGP, Sarah was responsible for the annual Catholic Charities Appeal and St. Charles Borromeo Seminary Appeal that collectively raise nearly $20M annually. She also led CFGP’s Mission Advancement Services team, which continues to help grow the fundraising and development efforts of many Catholic institutions across Southeastern Pennsylvania.

Sarah’s commitment to the mission of CFGP stems from her lifelong dedication to her faith and her hometown. A native Philadelphian, Sarah now gives back to her community and her faith in ways she could have only hoped for. Today, Sarah lives in Drexel Hill with her husband and their two sons. She is an active member of St. Kevin Parish in Springfield, where she  is the Founding Chair of their Stewardship Council and is President of their Women’s Club Board of Directors.

Sarah is a member of the Executive Board of Elementary Education for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and the Advisory Board for Villa Maria Academy, Lower School.  She also participates in the mentoring program for the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Greater Philadelphia Chapter. In addition, Sarah is a former board member of the National Catholic Development Conference.

Prior to her time with CFGP, Sarah worked in the Office for Stewardship and Development at the Archdiocese of Philadelphia as their Director of Appeals. Before transitioning into the nonprofit sector, she had a highly successful career in business development and sales leadership, working for AmeriGas Propane and National Car Rental. Sarah is a proud graduate of Drexel University,  holding a BS in Marketing and Management.

Joseph Connor Ames Project Coordinator jcames@thecfgp.org

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Connor joined the Foundation in May 2019 and works on the MAS team as the Project Coordinator for the St. Charles Borromeo Seminary Appeal. Connor first found his passion for nonprofit work in the year of 2015, during his year of service through the Jesuit Volunteer Corps in Scranton, PA. Since then, Connor worked in various nonprofit development and project coordination roles, including starting up the NJ Hearing Foundation.

Connor is a South Jersey native and an avid Philly sports fan. He attended Loyola University Maryland, where he attained a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Emerging Media. In his free time, Connor enjoys music, traveling, playing Dungeons and Dragons, and spending time with family and friends.

Joanne S. Beck Director, Brand Marketing jbeck@thecfgp.org

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Joanne has been with The Catholic Foundation of Greater Philadelphia since March of 2014 after deciding she wanted a career that would allow her to help others. In her role as Director of Brand Marketing, she is responsible for all strategic marketing initiatives for CFGP, including all digital and direct marketing communications, event coordination, and public relations initiatives. 

Joanne holds a Bachelor’s degree in Strategic Communications from Susquehanna University. A northern New Jersey native, she now lives in Philadelphia but still chooses to support New York sports teams. She lives in Philadelphia with her husband, Chris, and their two beloved dogs, Daisy and Charlie.

Victoria Crenshaw Senior Accountant vcrenshaw@thecfgp.org

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Victoria (Vickey) Crenshaw lives in Philadelphia PA. Before joining CFGP, Vickey had worked for Aramark for 13 years in the Supply Chain Financial as an Accountant.

Vickey is active in her church Youth, Drama and Women Ministries. She also did some mission work overseas. Recently, Vickey worked as a stage manager in community theater.  She is excited to be part of the CFGP team.

Gina DeColli Senior Director, Partner Marketing gdecolli@thecfgp.org

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Gina is responsible for all communication and marketing efforts for CFGP’s largest partners, the Catholic Charities Appeal of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and St. Charles Borromeo Seminary Appeal. She oversees all marketing strategies, marketing communications, event planning and digital marketing efforts for both partners. 

Gina has been with the Foundation since its founding in 2013. Prior to joining CFGP, Gina worked at the Archdiocese of Philadelphia in the Office for Stewardship and Development and at Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals. She has over 13 years of experience in all facets of marketing and holds a Bachelor of Arts from Temple University in Marketing and Business Administration. Gina lives in Cherry Hill, NJ with her husband, Chris, and son, Christopher.

Thomas DiBenedetto Project Manager/Gift Officer tdibenedetto@thecfgp.org

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Tom joined the CFGP team in August 2020 as a Project Manager/Gift Officer. Originally from Allentown, Tom attended the Catholic University of America in Washington, DC, and graduated in 2017 with a bachelor’s in Marketing and a minor in International Business. Before joining the team, he worked for a speakers bureau where he supported bookings for keynote speakers.

Having always been fond of Philadelphia, Tom is excited to be on a team where he can support the city’s well-being and the missions of its Catholic organizations.

When he is not in the office, Tom enjoys outdoor activities, mastering a new recipe, looking for a new action/drama series on Netflix, or cheering for his beloved Eagles and Phillies.

John J. Dombroski Chief Financial Officer jdombroski@thecfgp.org

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Prior to joining CFGP as CFO in May 2020, John was CFO of Multi-flow Industries, LLC. He previously held CFO and Senior Financial Positions with Rita’s Franchise Company, Sancoa International Company, Hasbro, Inc., and Campbell Soup Company. John is a CPA, has an Accounting & Finance degree from the Pennsylvania State University, and a Marketing MBA from Drexel University. He is certified by the Alliance of Merger & Acquisition Advisors and has been a guest speaker/panelist for various organizations & venues focusing on growth and private equity.

John and his family are members of Nativity BVM Parish in Media, PA and he is the Co-Founder of the Mark Dombroski Foundation, which focuses on youth athletics, education and safety.

Justine Dougherty Project Manager jdougherty@thecfgp.org

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Justine Dougherty is the Senior Project Coordinator providing fundraising consulting services and working collaboratively with some of CFGP’s key development clients.  In addition, she manages some smaller projects along with other members of the Mission Advancement Services (MAS) team. Justine joined The Catholic Foundation of Greater Philadelphia in 2018 after moving back to Philadelphia.

Prior to joining CFGP, Justine lived and worked in Washington, DC, in business development at a national news media company. She developed an interest in nonprofit fundraising and management after working in partnership with various nonprofits and volunteering for several years. She is happy she has found a home at CFGP. In her spare time, Justine enjoys live music and hanging out with all the dogs in her life.

Deacon Jack Hasson Office Coordinator jhasson@thecfgp.org

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Deacon Jack joined CFGP in April 2018. Prior to joining CFGP he had an extensive career in marketing, sales and company management in the international, industrial chemical industry. He holds a B.S. in Organizational Management from Eastern University, a Diploma in Metallurgy from Spring Garden College and Executive Management Certificate for Columbia University School of Business.

Deacon Jack was Ordained a Permanent Deacon for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia by Bishop Daniel Thomas in June 2012 and is assigned to St. Eleanor Parish in Collegeville. He earned a Certificate in Catholic Bioethics from Catholic Distance University in 2015.

Deacon Jack enjoys time traveling with his wife of 31 years and family time with his two adult sons.

Emily Gambino Senior Director, Partner Development egambino@thecfgp.org

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Emily has been with the Foundation since 2014 and currently manages CFGP’s many fundraising and development consulting clients. Emily’s love of the nonprofit sector started in college when she served on the Executive Council of Indiana University Dance Marathon. She quickly changed her major from Biology to Nonprofit Management, and hasn’t looked back since! Emily is a proud graduate of Indiana University (Bloomington, IN), and a native of Indianapolis.

Emily loves spending her days helping nonprofits of all sizes overcome their unique challenges and raise the funds they need to fulfill their mission. She is proud to have helped raise nearly $40 million for clients since joining the MAS team.

Kristen Keane Project Coordinator kkeane@thecfgp.org

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Kristen is a Project Coordinator working collaboratively on fundraising development, communications, and other mission advancement services with many clients, including Catholic Social Services and Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament. She joined the CFGP team in November 2019.

After graduating with a Bachelors in Human Services from University of Delaware in 2018, Kristen spent a year volunteering at the New York City Department of Education with AmeriCorps. She is interested in all types of human development and youth services and has loved working toward these interests at CFGP.

Originally from New York, Kristen is a passionate Yankees fan, but has adopted the non-baseball Philly sports teams since moving to Philadelphia in January 2020.

Sierra Kiarsis Senior Project Coordinator skiarsis@thecfgp.org

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Sierra is the Project Coordinator for CFGP’s largest client, the Catholic Charities Appeal of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. She joined The Catholic Foundation of Greater Philadelphia in June 2018.

Prior to joining CFGP, Sierra lived and worked in New York as an Art Teacher and Special Education Teacher. She received her Master’s Degree in Education as well as her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Studio Art and Art History at Manhattanville College in Purchase, NY. Sierra and her husband, David, moved to Philadelphia in October of 2016 and immediately fell in love with the city. When they aren’t traveling or attending sporting events, Sierra loves to shoot photography and work on her travel and food blog!

Amelia Kuhn Project Manager/Gift Officer akuhn@thecfgp.org

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Amelia joined the CFGP team in August 2020 as a Project Manager/Gift Officer. She is excited to be at CFGP and learn more about the non-profit world. Amelia's father has worked in fundraising and development for almost 30 years and was her inspiration and role model to pursue a career in the same sector.

Originally from Lebanon, PA, Amelia is a recent grad from Saint Joseph's University where she received her degree in Communications. She lives in Philadelphia and loves exploring the city, but loves to get to the beach whenever she can.

Russell Lafferty Database Administrator rlafferty@thecfgp.org

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Russell has been with the Foundation since its inception in 2013, and currently manages the Data Department, which processes data for the Catholic Charities Appeal, the St. Charles Borromeo Seminary Appeal, and other Mission Advancement Services clients. 

In his spare time, Russell enjoys reading, football, listening to an eclectic mix of music, and spending time with his wife and daughter as often as possible. Russell is also very involved with his church, having just finished up his term on its Board of Directors.

Kaitlin O'Donnell Database Administrator kodonnell@thecfgp.org

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Kaitlin joined CFGP in 2014 and is the Assistant Manager of the Data Department. She assists Russell in keeping the Data Department organized and running smoothly and efficiently.

Kaitlin lives in Philadelphia with her black cat, Neo.

Alexandra Perez Executive Assistant aperez@thecfgp.org

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Alexandra joined CFGP in February 2020. Alexandra attended West Chester University, where she attained a Bachelor's degree in Business Management. In her free time, Alexandra enjoys traveling, Philly sports, and trying new restaurants. 

Mary Rayer Project Coordinator mrayer@thecfgp.org

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Mary joined CFGP in August 2020 as a Project Coordinator. She is a recent graduate of Temple University earning her degree in Public Relations. Originally from Delaware County, she is a parishioner of St. Mary Magdalen Parish in Media, PA. Mary is supporting the Moving Forward: Parish Stewardship Renewal program.  

Outside of work, Mary enjoys creating playlists, hiking, and spending time down in Cape May, NJ at her mom's house.  

Jody Romano Chief Advancement Officer jromano@thecfgp.org

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Jody is a veteran fundraising professional with over 20 years of experience in development and marketing. Prior to joining CFGP, Jody served as the Vice President of Institutional Advancement for Mount Saint Joseph Academy where she led a team comprised of development, alumnae relations, marketing and communications professionals. Her responsibilities included the oversight of all initiatives to raise annual revenue, cultivate donors, oversee promotional marketing initiatives and manage the School’s Alumnae Association Board and associated outreach. During her time with Mount Saint Joseph Academy, her team increased annual giving by 38% and achieved a 25% increase in scholarship funds available to students.

Before her time with Mount Saint Joseph Academy, Jody acted as the Vice President of Development and Director of Donor Development for Big Brothers Big Sisters Southeastern PA and Cabrini University, respectively. She has also served as the Director of Major Gifts for both Villanova University and Haverford College.

Jody is currently a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, a former member of Toastmasters International, West Chester Chapter, and was a member of Leadership Philadelphia (2013-14). She is a past member of the Board of Directors for ACT in Faith of Greater West Chester and the New York Disaster Counseling Coalition. She has been a featured speaker at several professional conferences, including SEI Investment Company’s 2015 and 2016 Women in Leadership Summit.

Jody holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Communications from Cabrini University and resides in West Chester, Pennsylvania.

Kelsea Schagrin Project Manager kschagrin@thecfgp.org

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Kelsea is the Project Coordinator working collaboratively with some of CFGP’s key development clients. She also assists with the Catholic Charities Appeal of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. She joined The Catholic Foundation of Greater Philadelphia in 2018.

Prior to joining CFGP, Kelsea worked at a boutique Philadelphia-based Public Relations firm working on projects ranging from The Philadelphia Veterans parade to assisting in numerous restaurant openings. She grew up volunteering within her community and developed a passion for community outreach, leading her to the CFGP.

Kelsea earned her Bachelor’s degree in Communications from Ithaca College in Ithaca, NY. An avid sports fan, Kelsea has held past internships with the Syracuse Crunch Hockey Team and with the Houston Super Bowl in 2017.

Stephen Sonon Project Coordinator ssonon@thecfgp.org

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Stephen joined CFGP in February 2020 as a Project Coordinator. Prior to joining CFGP, he taught in Southeast D.C. and worked in a youth behavioral residence. He is passionate about the advancement of education, youth development, mental health, and social services.

Stephen attended Villanova University and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts. In his free time, he enjoys traveling, volunteering, and supporting Philly sports.

Shealene Sullivan Data Clerk ssullivan@thecfgp.org

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Shea joined CFGP in August 2019 as a Data Clerk. She has been in data processing and customer service for more than twenty years.  Shea is currently a student at Eastern University acquiring her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Marketing. In her free time, she enjoys cooking and baking, traveling, feeding the homeless which she does with her family at least once a month, and being a mom - mom to her grandchildren.

Jessica Townsend Data Clerk jtownsend@thecfgp.org

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Bio coming soon!

Kristine Visco Project Manager/Gift Officer kvisco@thecfgp.org

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Kristine joined the CFGP team in August 2020 as a Project Manager/Gift Officer. As a born and raised local to Philadelphia, Kristine is an avid Philly sports fan and just recently graduated from La Salle with a Master's degree in Nonprofit Leadership. Having also attended 12 years of Catholic education, Kristine is passionate about serving the mission of the CFGP and is happy to be a part of the team.

In her free time, Kristine loves to read books and spend time outside with her Golden Retriever, Bodhi. She also just recently took up playing golf, which is way less boring than it sounds.   

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