The Rev. Monsignor Michael M. Boland, Administrator, President and CEO of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago, announced today that Charles W. (“Chip”) Mulaney, Jr. has been elected chairman of Catholic Charities Board of Advisors. The announcement was made at the Board’s annual luncheon meeting held at the Hilton Chicago. Mr. Mulaney’s term will run through the end of 2014.
A member of Catholic Charities Board of Advisors since 1982, Mulaney previously served as chairman from 2008 to 2010. He has also served on Catholic Charities’ Stewardship, Major Gifts and By-Laws Committees. He is currently co-chair of the Nominating Committee.
A partner at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, Mulaney focuses on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and corporate financings for a wide range of national and international corporations. Mulaney is a member of the Corporate and Securities Law Institute of Northwestern School of Law and has lectured at institutes for public company directors at the business schools of the University of Chicago, Duke University and Northwestern University.
A summa cum laude graduate of Georgetown University where he earned an A.B. degree, Mulaney received his juris doctor degree from Yale Law School where he was editor of the Yale Law Journal. He is consistently listed locally and nationally as one of the top lawyers in his field.
“Charity is deeply rooted in the Mulaney family. Three generations have supported Catholic Charities in its service to the poor and vulnerable,” said Msgr. Boland. “Catholic Charities is very grateful to have Chip lead our board once again.”
Catholic Charities Board of Advisors numbers over 600 and is responsible for providing advice, guidance and financial support to Catholic Charities. Lead by a 36-member board of directors, the Board of Advisors has over 25 committees involved with all aspects of the agency’s operations.
Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago is one of the largest private, not-for-profit social service agencies in the Midwest, annually assisting 1.1 million persons in Cook and Lake counties without regard to religious, ethnic or economic background. Catholic Charities fulfills the Church's role in the mission of charity by providing compassionate, competent, professional services that strengthen and support individuals, families and communities.