The Catholic Foundation Launches New Catholic Business Leaders Group

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The Catholic Foundation is excited to announce a new initiative designed to bring Catholic business leaders together. Catholic Business Leaders (CBL) provides a unique, Catholic faith and business learning experience for family enterprise owners and corporate executives, rooted in the dignity of work, and in the spirit of community philanthropy.

Catholic Business Leaders will offer a three-part Speaker Series every year, hosted at The Catholic Foundation. Other benefits include: Acquire new insights and perspectives from regional enterprise speakers and national subject-matter experts; Exchange and discover new perspectives and solutions that impact your workplace and benefit your home and family; and Network among peers, make new connections, help build a larger, Catholic business community throughout Central Ohio.

CBL Speaker Series Lineup:

May 16: Part I – Navigating Faith & Family Dynamics – At Home & Work, Across The Generation

      • Speakers: Jamie Richardson, Vice President of Government and Shareholder Relations at White Castle System, Inc. and Darla King, President & Owner of King Business Interiors, Inc.

September 12: Part II – Balancing Your Business & Philanthropy – It’s Possible!

      • Speakers: John Igel, President at George J. Igel & C
        o., Inc.; Luconda Dager, President at Velvet Ice Cream Company; and Marc Hawk, CEO at RevLocal

November 5: Part III – Leading the Family Business Life Cycle

      • Speakers: Bob Walter , Founder of Cardinal Health, Inc.

The first part of the CBL Speaker Series will be on Thursday, May 16 and the topic is, Navigating Faith & Family Dynamics – at Work, Home, and Across the Generations. Speakers are Jamie Richardson: Vice President, Government and Shareholder Relations at White Castle System, Inc. and Darla King: President & Owner, King Business Interiors, Inc. The event will run from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. in the Ruth Lang Board Room of The Catholic Foundation (257 East Broad Street | Columbus, OH). To RSVP for this event, please contact Liz Lynch ( or 866-298-8893).

For more information on Catholic Business Leaders and to learn about the other speakers in the CBL Speaker Series, please visit or contact Scott Hartman,

About The Catholic Foundation

The Catholic Foundation’s mission is to inspire giving and assist donors to provide for the long-term needs of the 23-county Diocese of Columbus. The Catholic Foundation fulfills its mission by seeking donors to establish endowment funds designed to support current and future needs and by distributing earnings according to diocesan priorities and donor intent. It is one of the oldest and largest Catholic foundations in the country, distributing nearly $150 million throughout the diocese since 1985. For additional information about The Catholic Foundation, please visit