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Jax Daily Record Tuesday, Sep. 20, 201112:00 PM EST

Nonprofit CEO Showcase: Laura Hickey


Executive Director, Catholic Charities, Jacksonville Regional Office

Mission: The mission of Catholic Charities is to provide services to anyone in need, regardless of race or religion; to advocate justice, human dignity and quality of life; and to call all people to join in these efforts, thereby reflecting the compassion of God in Christ.

Serving Jacksonville: Since 1945.

Those served: In 2010-11, we provided emergency assistance with rent, mortgage, utilities and food to nearly 12,000 individuals.

Biggest challenge: Limited resources to assist families in need of emergency financial assistance to meet their basic necessities:  shelter, utilities and food.

Biggest satisfaction: The ability of our agency to respond to nearly 12,000 individuals this past fiscal year in the Jacksonville community in a compassionate and respectful manner. 

Hometown : Chicago, Ill.

First experience with community service: As a graduate student in Chicago, working at St. Vincent de Paul’s Community Family Center.

Your job before Catholic Charities: Vice president of operations at Trinity Regional Medical Center in Fort Dodge, Iowa. 

Upcoming events: Nov. 5: Festival d’Vine, 6:30-9:30 p.m, Balis Park, San Marco Square.

March 24: Black & White Gala, Hyatt Downtown.

Contact information:

[email protected]

354-4846, ext. 233

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