Amy Goldman on The Catholic Leaders Podcast

Welcome to The Catholic Leaders Podcast! This month, our Executive Partners Kerry Robinson and Kim Smolik are joined by Amy Goldman.

Amy Rauenhorst Goldman is CEO and Chair of GHR Foundation, a hope-fueled global funder of service to people and their limitless potential for good. Amy steers the foundation’s direction with optimism and a background in diplomacy and social investment that has inspired new approaches to philanthropy in collaboration with partners and communities around the world. Under her leadership, GHR reimagines what’s possible when accelerating progress locally — toward racial and educational equity in the Twin Cities community and Catholic schools — globally — through change-making approaches to persistent development challenges alongside the Church; and through groundbreaking research to prevent Alzheimer’s Disease and related dementias. Amy is an alumnus of Georgetown University and serves on its board of directors as well as the Walsh School of Foreign Service board of advisors. She is a trustee of the board for the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota. She is also a member of Opus Holding board of directors, Jesuit Refugee Service International Development Group, Mayo Clinic Leadership Council, and Council on Foreign Relations.

Amy holds a master’s degree in political science from the University of California at Berkeley, a master’s degree in law and diplomacy from Tufts University Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, and a bachelor’s degree in foreign service from Georgetown University.  

In this episode, we touch on:

  • Amy’s passion for philanthropic work
  • Pope Francis’ leadership and the institution of Praedicate Evangelium
  • The power of working together as a co-responsible Church


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