Rob Faughnan began his nonprofit career as a Jesuit Volunteer assigned to The Innocence Project New Orleans in 2002. Drawing a generous salary of $75 per month, Rob worked with lawyers and convicts within Louisiana to investigate cases of Actual Innocence. From this experience Rob realized that he wanted to pursue a career in the nonprofit sector.
A native of Colorado, Rob made his way back to the state and worked as grants director for Catholic Charities in Denver. For two years he managed a grants portfolio of approximately $15 million and worked with talented staff, government and foundation officials to bring services to the underserved in Northern Colorado.
Rob eventually became Director of Stewardship and Development for the Diocese of Colorado Springs, leading development efforts to raise tens of millions of dollars for the mission of the Catholic Church in Central Colorado. Rob has served on the board of directors for the International Catholic Stewardship Council and CCS’s Catholic Advisory Board. Various fundraising campaigns designed from his office have won national recognition through these organizations and have empowered the charitable and spiritual work of the Catholic Church in Colorado Springs.
New to the CHI National Foundation as of September 2017, Rob is eager to put his skills to work in healthcare philanthropy, an area that affects so many individuals and families throughout the nation.