The Legacy Society honors donors who have generously named a Catholic organization, program, or ministry throughout the Church of Philadelphia in their estate plans.

The Legacy Society honors donors who have generously named a Catholic organization, program, or ministry throughout the Church of Philadelphia in their estate plans.

Our Team

Trusted partners working with you every step of the way

Together, with an overarching compassion for caring for those in need, the CFGP team brings a professional, seasoned background in charitable giving.

From fundraising management and development consultation to volunteer training, grant writing, capital campaigns, and more, we deliver impactful programs that last and create promising futures for the community. Always taking a personal approach in all we do, we work directly with our donors and partners to determine how to best achieve their charitable goals while supporting the causes they believe in most.

Trustee Clark

Mr. Richard T. Clark is the retired Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Merck & Co., a global leader in the pharmaceutical industry. He joined Merck in 1972 and held a broad range of senior management positions. Mr. Clark is Chairman of the Board of Project Hope and Washington & Jefferson College and is a Trustee for Penn Medicine.

Mr. Richard T. Clark

Retired, Chairman and CEO for Merck & Co. Inc.

Mr. Joseph M. Mangini, Jr.

Mr. Joseph Mangini is a Vice President in the Private Wealth Management Group of Goldman Sachs. He graduated summa cum laude from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania with a B.S. in Economics and a minor in Music, and also studied at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia.  Joe was awarded the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and is a member of CFA Society Philadelphia. He serves on the Advisory Board of Back on My Feet Philadelphia and is a board member at Uncommon Schools Camden Prep Charter School in Camden, NJ.  Joe also serves on the Finance Council for St. Rose of Lima School and Parish in Haddon Heights, NJ.

Mr. Joseph M. Mangini, Jr.
Vice Chair

Vice President, Goldman Sachs

Dr. Tammy Tenaglia, Ph.D.

Dr. Tammy Carter-Tenaglia is a Clinical Psychologist and currently serves as Secretary on the Board of Directors for Malvern Health, Inc. Her clinical experience includes a focus on Critical Incident Stress Management and Employee Assistance services as well as Cognitive-Behavior therapy. Dr. Carter-Tenaglia has earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Drexel University, as well as a Master of Arts and a PhD in Clinical Psychology from Hahnemann University’s Department of Clinical and Health Psychology. She has been a member of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem since 2013. She is also on the Board of Trustees and Chair of the Grant Committee, Papal Foundation.

Dr. Tammy Tenaglia, Ph.D.
Vice Chair

Clinical Psychologist and Board of Directors, Malvern Health, Inc.

Dr. Alexander R. Vaccaro, M.D., Ph.D.

Dr. Alexander Vaccaro is the President of the Rothman Institute and Chairman of Orthopaedics at Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA. He also serves as Everrett J. and Marion Gordon Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Professor of Neurosurgery at Thomas Jefferson University. Dr. Alexander Vaccaro graduated summa cum laude from Boston College in 1983 with a B.S. in Biology. He received his M.D. with honors from Georgetown University School of Medicine in 1987 and earned a Ph.D. in 2007 in the field of Spinal Trauma.

Dr. Alexander R. Vaccaro, M.D., Ph.D.

President of the Rothman Institute

Mr. Bernard J. Kelley

For almost ten years, Mr. Bernard J. Kelley was the President of the Merck Manufacturing Division, a division of Merck & Co, Inc. In this capacity, Mr. Kelley had responsibility for chemical, pharmaceutical and biological manufacturing at thirty facilities in seventeen countries, which employed over 17,000 people around the world. Mr. Kelley retired from Merck in 2003.

In recent years, Mr. Kelley served on the Boards of Aegis Analytical Corporation, and MAP Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Currently, Mr. Kelley is a member of the Board of Directors of Codexis, Inc., The National Liberty Museum, and the Friends of Rittenhouse Square.

Mr. Bernard J. Kelley

Retired, President of the Merck Manufacturing Division

Most Reverend Nelson J. Pérez Archbishop of Philadelphia

Nelson J. Pérez was born in Miami, Florida, on June 16, 1961 to David and Emma Pérez and is the brother of the late Dr. David Pérez and Louis Martin Pérez. He was raised in West New York, NJ. Archbishop Pérez earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from Montclair State University in 1983. He entered Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary in Philadelphia, where he earned Master of Divinity and Master of Arts in Theology degrees in 1988 and 1989, respectively.

He was ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul on May 20, 1989. Father Pérez’s first assignment after ordination to the priesthood was as parochial vicar of Saint Ambrose Parish, Philadelphia (1989-1993). He also served as assistant director of the Office for Hispanic Catholics (1990-1993), founding director of the Catholic Institute for Evangelization (1993-2002), Pastor of Saint William Parish, Philadelphia (2002-2009), and Pastor of Saint Agnes Parish, West Chester, PA (2009-2012).

His work in education included teaching courses in psychology and religious studies at LaSalle University, Philadelphia (1994-2008). Father Pérez also taught Developmental Psychology at Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary (Fall, 2011), in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. In 1998, he was named Chaplain to His Holiness, Pope John Paul II, with the title of Monsignor. In 2009, he was named a Prelate of Honor by Pope Benedict XVI.

Pope Benedict XVI appointed Reverend Monsignor Nelson J. Pérez Auxiliary Bishop of the Diocese of Rockville Centre in New York on June 8, 2012. He was ordained a Bishop on July 25, 2012 in Saint Agnes Cathedral, Rockville Centre, NY by Bishop William F. Murphy.

As Auxiliary Bishop of the Diocese of Rockville Centre, NY, Bishop Pérez served as Episcopal Vicar for the Eastern Vicariate, representing the Diocesan Ordinary and overseeing sixty-six parishes. He served as the Episcopal Vicar for Hispanic Ministry, overseeing fifty-four parishes with pastoral ministry to Hispanics as well as Formation Programs and Ecclesial Movements.

In addition, he served as a member of the Diocese of Rockville Centre’s Priest Personnel Board, Presbyteral Council, corporate member of Catholic Health Services; vice-chair of Catholic Charities Board of Directors and member of its Executive and Governance Committees, member of the Diocesan Pastoral Council, chair of the Diocesan V Encuentro Planning Committee, chair of the Diocesan Advisory Committee for Hispanic Ministry, and was formerly a member of the Diocese’s Catholic Faith TV Network board.

Bishop Pérez was appointed by Pope Francis as the 11th Bishop of the Diocese of Cleveland on July 11, 2017. He was installed at the Cathedral of Saint John the Evangelist on September 5, 2017.

As a part of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Bishop Pérez serves as chair of the Bishops’ Standing Committee on Cultural Diversity, former chair of the Bishops’ Sub-Committee for Hispanic Affairs, served as the lead Bishop for the V Encuentro process for the USCCB, and is a former member of the Bishops’ Sub-Committee for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development. Archbishop Pérez currently serves as a member of the Administrative and the Religious Liberty Committees for the USCCB. In November 2018, Bishop Pérez began a three-year term as the bishop liaison for the National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry (NFCYM).

On January 23, 2020 Pope Francis appointed him the 14th Bishop and 10th Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.

A kind, joyous, and hard-working person, Archbishop Pérez enriches those ministries and people entrusted to his care. Rooted in Pope Francis’ Apostolic Exhortation, “The Joy of the Gospel,” Archbishop Pérez’s pastoral vision can be summarized as:

“Church on Mission: Proactive, Involved, Supportive, Fruitful, and Joyful”

(The Joy of the Gospel, # 24, Pope Francis)

Most Reverend Nelson J. Pérez, D.D.

Archbishop of Philadelphia, Archdiocese of Philadelphia

Reverend Eric J. Banecker currently serves as Pastor of Saint Francis de Sales Parish in Philadelphia. He was ordained a priest by Most Rev. Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. in 2018 and served as Parochial Vicar at Saint Pius X Parish in Broomall, PA for two years after ordination. He received M.Div. and M.A. degrees from Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary. A Philadelphia native, Fr. Banecker attended the University of Pennsylvania where he earned a B.A. in English and Classical Studies. His writing has been published on First, and other publications. 

Reverend Eric J. Banecker

Pastor, St. Francis de Sales Parish

Monsignor Francis W. Beach

Monsignor Francis W. Beach was ordained to the priesthood by His Eminence John Cardinal Krol in May 1976 and received a Master of Divinity. Monsignor Beach completed his M.A. in Educational Administration at the University of Pennsylvania.

Msgr. Beach was appointed Archbishop’s Delegate for Stewardship and Development in December 2010 and was named Executive Director of the Office for Stewardship and Development in July 2011. Before this assignment, Msgr. Beach was a Regional Vicar for Philadelphia – North Vicariate (1997-2007) and Pastor of SS. Simon and Jude Parish (2007-2010). Msgr. Beach was previously the Pastor of St. Jude Parish in Chalfont, PA. Currently, he is the Parochial Administrator, Saint Matthias Parish, Bala Cynwyd, and Consultant for the Comprehensive Campaign for Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary

Reverend Monsignor Francis W. Beach

Parochial Administrator, Saint Matthias Parish, Bala Cynwyd

Mr. Bergin is the Founder of Ironview Capital Management and specializes in comprehensive wealth management for business owners and executives. Ironview Capital Management has been recognized by the Financial Times as one of the top 300 U.S. RIA’s, out of over 6,000, and in the top 12 in Pennsylvania. Mr. Bergin is a graduate of Penn State University with a B.S. in Business Administration.

Mr. Sean Aloysius Bergin

Founder and Managing Partner, Ironview Partners LLC

Ms. Cynthia A. Brown

Ms. Brown joined Ruffalo Noel Levitz in 2003 as Vice President of Nonprofit Services. She is an alumnus of the University of Pennsylvania with 30 years of professional fundraising and sales experience. Ms. Brown has managed fundraisers that have raised millions for annual funds, capital campaigns, and memberships. Ms. Brown is the Chairperson of the Our Lady of Hope Finance Council; Former Co-Chair, “Heritage of Faith” Capital Campaign, Our Lady of Hope Catholic Church; Former Vice Grand Lady, Knights of Peter Claver Ladies Auxiliary Court #342; Former Co-Chair, Step-Up For Our Youth Choir Fundraising Concert; and former Board President of H.E.R.O. (Helping Energize and Rebuild Ourselves), helping organize homeless housing and after-school programs.

Ms. Brown was one of Business Philadelphia’s 100 People to Watch and the 2010 and 2011 Ruffalo Noel Levitz Rainmaker of the Year. Ms. Brown is a member of several committees and boards including St. Charles Borromeo Seminary African-American Vocations Task Force, St. Charles Borromeo Seminary Vocation Office Development Committee, and the Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s Revival Committee. She is a Tolton Ambassador for the Cause for Canonization of Father Augustus Tolton, the first recognized African-American priest in the U.S.

Ms. Cynthia A. Brown



Mr. Joseph Chott is the Senior Vice President in Private Banking for Brown Brothers Harriman in Philadelphia. He was previously the Vice President and a Team Leader for M&T Bank.

Mr. Chott holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Villanova University.

Mr. Joseph Chott

Senior Vice President in Private Banking at Brown Brothers Harriman

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Porter & Curtis (P&C) is a licensed insurance and reinsurance broker that provides insurance and reinsurance brokerage, claims administration, information management, and outsourced risk management services to large and middle commercial and non-profit enterprises. P&C focuses on problem-solving for organizations with difficult to manage exposures and distinguishes itself from conventional insurance brokers by providing its customers with advocacy, objectivity, and transparency. Mr. Curtis is a member of several Boards, including Independence Mission Schools, Holy Child Academy, Elwyn, and Picasso LLC. He is a graduate of St. Joseph’s University, with a B.S. in Accounting and an M.B.A. in Finance, and of Temple University School of Law.

Mr. Willam P. Curtis, Jr.

Principal, Porter & Curtis LLC

Mr. Ken Ewell

Mr. Ewell is a member of The Graham Company’s ownership team. He leads all of Graham’s Client Services, including Producers, Account Managers, Claims Consultants and Safety Services teams. Mr. Ewell serves on several insurance company advisory boards, including The Council of Insurance Agents & Brokers, the Insurance Society of Philadelphia, and is Chairman of the Board of Bancroft. Mr. Ewell earned both his undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering and his MBA from Temple University.

Mr. Ken Ewell

President, Chief Operating Officer and Principal, The Graham Company