A lifelong Catholic and career fundraising professional, Chad Peddicord joins the Catholic Leadership Institute as the Vice President, Philanthropy. Chad’s professional experience includes more than two decades of collaborating, assisting, directing, and providing strategic guidance to not-for-profits. His work within the sector includes providing philanthropists with opportunities to create impact and has resulted in nearly $1,000,000,000 in charitable support.
Chad has presented at numerous national conferences and is published in various industry publications. His experience includes major gifts planning and solicitation, volunteer management, prospect research and analytics, strategic planning, development assessments, leadership recruitment and development, team building and campaign design and implementation.
Chad is a product of lifelong Catholic education. He is an alumnus of Trinity School (Ellicott City, Maryland), Loyola-Blakefield (Baltimore, Maryland), and Fairfield University (Fairfield, Connecticut), where he graduated with Honors.
Chad resides in Pennington, New Jersey with his wife, Stephanie, and their two children. They are active parishioners at the Church of Saint Ann (Lawrenceville, NJ). A competitive multisport athlete, Chad enjoys endurance training, reading, and vacationing with his family.
Having worked with the Catholic Church since the first day of his professional career, joining CLI is a continuation of Chad’s commitment and service to his faith.