Executive Director2007 - PresentMichael MurphyWashington, District of Columbia
Michael Murphy begins his sixth year of service as executive director of ICSC. He was a member of its board of directors and chaired its 2005 international conference in San Francisco.Mr. Murphy was the director of development for the Archdiocese of Detroit and the Archdiocese of Detroit Endowment Foundation from 1994 to 2007. During his tenure, a comprehensive manual introducing parishes to Christian stewardship was developed. Called by Christ, Gifted by the Spirit, has enjoyed much success in parishes and dioceses in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and Latin America in both its English and Spanish language versions.During his time at the archdiocese, the annual appeal became the largest among dioceses in North America, and over a 10-year period yielded an average of $30 million annually. A $100 million campaign was conducted during his tenure as well, mostly to support Catholic education. It was the largest diocesan endowment campaign at the time. Mr. Murphy’s team was also instrumental in procuring funds for programs that helped low-income families send their children to Catholic schools. An aggregate of over $18 million was made available through programs such as Pathways of Hope, Pathways Plus and the Children’s Scholarship Fund of Detroit.A native Tennessean, Mr. Murphy was a practicing attorney and an instructor at the American College of Life Insurance and Tax Institute, and active in committees of the Tennessee and American Bar Associations. Besides his Juris Doctor degree, he studied in the divinity and theology programs at the University of Notre Dame, where he earned a master’s degree in theology.
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