christopher anderson, director of development


Personal Story

I have spent my whole career working for the Catholic Church having served in parish, diocesan and national settings. During these twenty plus years of service, I have always thought of myself as a minister. While some people are uncomfortable with a lay Catholic saying that, the church in the United States is embracing this understanding of ministry. In my years working for national organizations, I have been blessed with the opportunity to help shape this understanding of lay ecclesial ministry.

As a member of the Lasallian Volunteers staff, I enjoy sharing my ministerial experiences with my co-workers and the larger Lasallian community. My understanding of ministry and myself is being expanded by my involvement in the Lasallian mission of “transforming lives since 1680.”

Educational Background

  • B.A. Psychology Cathedral College, Douglaston, New York
  • M.A. Theology Saint Bernard’s Institute, Rochester, New York

Areas of Responsibility

The Director of Development is responsible for leading the Lasallian Volunteers advancement efforts including:

  • Cultivating and coordinating the solicitation of potential donors.
  • Developing and implementing plans for development, fundraising and public relations.
  • Developing strategies to increase outreach beyond Lasallian Volunteers’ traditional funding base to new prospects.
  • Overseeing foundation relations, proposal development and reporting.
  • Overseeing s the planning and execution of special events/promotions.
  • Produces the Lasallian Volunteers annual report and related publications.

Professional Experience

      • Executive Director of the National Association for Lay Ministry (NALM), Washington, DC
      • Associate Director of the National Conference for Catechetical Leadership, Washington, DC
      • Assistant Director of the Office for Religious Education, Archdiocese of Chicago
      • Director of Religious Education, St. John the Baptist, Greenville, NY

Other Interests

    • Cooking
    • Sports
    • Gardening/farming
    • Family activities

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