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Katy Quigley retires after 10 years of service to the Province.
Vaya con Dios!

This summer, New Orleans-based Jesuit Grants Collaborative bids farewell to Director of Grants Katy Quigley, as she retires after 10 years of service. Admired throughout the New Orleans community and in the Jesuit realm for her compassion, skill and wise discernment, Katy’s professional life has been lived in total service to others.

Katy’s generous, adventurous spirit brought her to New Orleans, a world away from her Indiana roots. She began working at Hope House, a neighborhood community center where she helped to fulfill the basic needs of struggling families. Shortly thereafter, Katy was recruited to serve as the first director of Project Lazarus – the Archdiocese’s hospice residence for people dying of AIDS. Over the years, she has served in Catholic Worker communities, homeless service agencies and housing programs in California, New York, Texas and Louisiana.

Katy brought this varied and rich experience, along with her exceptional writing talents, to the Jesuit Grants Collaborative. She was drawn back to direct service work for a short time with UNITY GNO, an assignment that allowed her to engage with and find housing for thousands of men and women who were homeless. After several years Katy returned to the Jesuit Grants Collaborative, where she has brought in millions for her nonprofit partners.

Anyone who knows Katy knows she isn’t “retiring.” She’s just going to find new ways to channel her passion for serving others. After her son enters college this fall, Katy plans to tour the U.S. in a converted ambulance that bears her artistic touch, making stops at points of interest and magically appearing like a volunteer angel to unsuspecting organizations that need help.

Katy has handed the reins to Brooke Iglesias, current grant writer for the Jesuit Grants Collaborative, who brings 15 years of experience working in nonprofits and in the Jesuits’ advancement and communications offices. “Katy has been an exceptional mentor and colleague,” Iglesias said. “Impossible shoes to fill.”





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