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Tom Farrell

Across more than four decades, Tom has focused his career in Catholic philanthropy and raised more than $1 billion for the Catholic Church.  

His tenure with Changing Our World, which began in 2010, has included providing expert counsel to:  

  • The Archdioceses of Hartford, Kansas City, Los Angeles, New York, and St. Louis 
  • The Dioceses of Alexandria, Brooklyn, Camden, Dallas, Manchester, Portland, Rockville Centre, Syracuse, and Trenton.  

Since 1985 Tom has directed or given oversight to more than 500 individual parish fundraising initiatives and to three dozen major diocesan development programs. These endeavors have taken place in 100 archdioceses and dioceses across 40 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 Fundraising Consultants. Established in 2001, Trinity quickly became a national leader in Catholic fundraising, with a mission 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. Prior to Trinity, 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 capital campaigns. 

Tom served as member of the Advisory Board of St. John the Baptist Diocesan High School in West Islip, New York and as a member of the Board of Directors of the International Catholic Stewardship Council. In addition, he served as a trustee at Franklin Pierce University in Rindge, New Hampshire for eight years. He is a graduate of Franklin Pierce and lives in Smithtown, New York with his wife of 35 years, Ann Marie. Tom and Ann Marie have two sons, Thomas and Daniel who also reside close by. 

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