Kathleen Mahoney to be honored

Kathleen Mahoney to be honored

Chosen for NRVC's Harvest Award

Kathleen Mahoney, Ph.D.

NRVC is pleased to announce that it will be honoring Kathleen Mahoney, Ph.D. with its Harvest Award to be presented at the closing banquet of its November 6-10 convocation in Chicago. The Harvest Award honors an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to vocation ministry.

Mahoney was the project director for NRVC's 2013 study of education debt and its chilling effect on religious life vocations. She skillfully shepherded the study, helped publish its results, and edited a free, downloadable handbook with practical advice for religious communities on handling education debt of new members.

"Kathleen's excellent work on the debt study broke new ground and paved the way to establishing the National Fund for Catholic Religious Vocations (NFCRV)," said Brother Paul Bednarczyk, C.S.C., NRVC's executive director. "Because of her important work, many young people who want to pursue religious life will not have to be turned away because of college debt."

Mahoney is a consultant working with foundations and nonprofit organizations in project management, strategic planning, and evaluation.  She is the recent past president of Porticus North America Foundation (2001-2010). Currently Mahoney works with the GHR Foundation as a consultant for its Sister Support Initiative. She has held academic posts at Washington University in St. Louis, Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis, and the Lynch School of Education at Boston College where she founded the Institute for Administrators in Catholic Higher Education. She and her husband, John Brophy, live in Madison, Connecticut. 

"It is truly an honor to work with and on behalf of women and men religious, whose spiritual witness and service means so much to so many throughout the world," said Mahoney. "I am grateful for so many in religious life who have been my teachers, mentors, and friends. My deep thanks to the NRVC for selecting me to receive the Harvest Award."

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