Columbus, OH 43215-3703
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President & CEO
In June 2011, Loren Brown became the Foundation of the Catholic Diocese of Columbus' seventh President & CEO. Commonly known as The Catholic Foundation, Loren leads the Foundation's mission of stewarding the charitable wishes of the faithful for the educational, social services, vocations, and parish needs of the 23-county Diocese of Columbus. Established in 1985, The Catholic Foundation is one of the largest independent Catholic foundations in the United States.
For over 25 years, Loren has devoted his career to serving the social and human service needs of people and communities throughout Ohio and Michigan. Prior to beginning his leadership in 2011 with The Catholic Foundation, Loren served in leadership with community schools' national strategic initiatives. From 1994 - 2011, he helped lead a continuum of child welfare and community services throughout Michigan and in Ohio. With a focus on strong financial and business executive management of large government and not-for-profit organizations throughout his career, Loren has integral knowledge and experience with criminal justice planning, specialized treatment services, and management of not-for-profit and community service organizations. His experiences and leadership over the years has always been to address the needs of the poor and vulnerable, and the at-risk and underserved families and communities.
Loren received his Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from The University of Toledo and with honors earned a Master of Business Administration Degree from The University of Notre Dame.
Loren's community work includes membership as Fourth Degree, Knights of Columbus, Columbian Martyrs Assembly, Worthington, Ohio and St. Edward the Confessor Knights of Columbus Council, Granville; serves as Board Secretary, Legatus Columbus Chapter; and, is a member of the Notre Dame Club of Columbus.
Loren and his wife, Stacey, are natives of the Toledo area and have two adult children. The family are members of the Church of St. Edward the Confessor, Granville, Ohio.
VP of Development
Craig A. Heppner CAP®
Craig joined The Catholic Foundation in 2012 as part of the Development Team. In this role, he works with individuals who wish to leave a lasting impact on their Catholic faith through their estate planning. Craig is also very active in the community through his involvement in The Association of Fundraising Professionals, Partnership for Philanthropic Planning, Central Ohio Planned Giving Council, Knights of Columbus, and the Society of Financial Service Professionals where Craig serves on the membership committee.
Prior to joining the Catholic Foundation, Craig worked as a Field Agent for Knights of Columbus Insurance where he provided insurance and financial solutions to Catholic families.
Craig is a proud graduate of The Ohio State University (2005) and recently received his Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy designation from The American College (2015).
Craig lives in Powell with his wife, Courtney, their son, Rory, and daughter, Vivienne. They attend St. Brigid of Kildare in Dublin.