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Act now to take the steps that you need to do to be a good steward of the resources you intend to leave behind. You can contact me below, or use our request for information form to get more information.
Ryan Flood, CFRE
Director of Special Gifts
Catholic Diocese of Raleigh
7200 Stonehenge Dr.
Raleigh, NC 27613-1620
Stewardship & Advancement
About the Director of Special Gifts
Ryan joined the Diocese of Raleigh as the Director of Special Gifts in September 2012. A native of Guilford, Connecticut, Ryan was previously the Director for Special Gifts and Donor Stewardship for the Diocese of Arlington in Virginia.
Prior to joining the Diocese of Arlington, Ryan oversaw the development efforts for Catholic World Mission, located in Hamden, Connecticut. A few of his achievements included the creation of the organization's first child sponsorship program and the organization's first endowment. The success of the child sponsorship program provided a consistent source of funds to the Mano Amiga Schools in Central and South America. These funds enabled children living in abject poverty to receive a thorough Catholic education, which eventually helped many of them break the vicious cycle of poverty that had existed in their families for many generations. Ryan was also responsible for creating the organization's first endowment, which provided a perpetual source of funds to assist poor children with their Catholic education. Both programs continue to go strong to this day.
More recently, Ryan directed the Planned Giving efforts for the Catholic Diocese of Arlington. He worked with many parishioners throughout the diocese assisting them with their charitable gift planning. He helped to facilitate a wide range of charitable gifts, from charitable gift annuities to charitable remainder trusts to various forms of bequests and more. Additionally, Ryan collaborated with parish clergy and staff in establishing the Catholic Estate and Personal Planning Seminars at many parishes throughout the diocese. These seminars helped parishioners to better understand the sometimes complex process of estate planning.
Ryan is a CFRE (Certified Fund Raising Executive). The designation of CFRE may be applied for after obtaining five years of development experience. Earning the certification requires the applicant to pass a rigorous examination of past performance, education, and a three-hour examination. Ryan has over 16 years of experience in the area of charitable gift planning and will be pleased to assist parishioners, parishes, schools and other diocesan ministries in the Diocese of Raleigh with their planned giving needs. Ryan and his wife, Mary, have eleven children and are parishioners at Saint Catherine of Siena Catholic Church in Wake Forest, North Carolina.