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Tom Farrell

Tom’s tenure with our firm began in 2010. Over the past four decades Tom’s work has focused primarily in the area of Catholic philanthropy. Since 1985 Tom has directed or given oversight to approximately 1,000 individual parish fundraising initiatives and to three dozen major diocesan development programs. These endeavors have taken place in a combined 100 archdioceses and dioceses and across 35 different states. Tom has also provided counsel on several Catholic education campaigns as well as appeals for other religious organizations.

Prior to joining Changing Our World, Tom was the founder and CEO of Trinity Fund Raising Consultants, Inc. Established in 2001, Trinity quickly became a national leader in Catholic fundraising, with an emphasis to deliver guidance to Catholic parishes and other faith-based organizations. Trinity’s services included capital campaigns, planning studies, annual appeals, offertory programs and pledge redemption. From 1985 to 2001 Tom worked for The Martin J. Moran Company, a leading Catholic fundraising firm. At The Moran Company he reached the level of President and was primarily responsible for parish capital campaigns.

Since beginning his employment with Changing Our World, Tom has consulted with several archdioceses and dioceses including: Archdiocese of Hartford; Archdiocese of Kansas City; Archdiocese of Los Angeles; Archdiocese of New York; Archdiocese of St. Louis; Diocese of Albany; Diocese of Alexandria; Diocese of Brooklyn; Diocese of Camden; Diocese of Dallas; Diocese of Portland; Diocese of Syracuse and the Diocese of Trenton. Further, in Tom’s 7 years with Changing Our World he has successfully helped 75 individual parishes across the country complete their fundraising plans. All told, he has raised more than $1 billion for the Catholic Church.

Tom is a former member of the Advisory Board of St. John the Baptist Diocesan High School in West Islip, New York and also a former member of the Board of Directors of the International Catholic Stewardship Council. He currently serves on the Advance Committee of Franklin Pierce University in Rindge, New Hampshire. He is a graduate of Franklin Pierce and lives in Smithtown, New York with his wife, Ann Marie, and sons, Thomas and Daniel.