February 1 - 2, 2019 | Washington, D.C.

Thank you to all who attended! Dates for next year will be announced soon!

Leadership Roundtable is pleased to announce the Catholic Partnership Summit, a gathering of leading clergy, religious, and laity. This event will create a space for Church leaders to address the most pressing Church management challenges and opportunities of our times. This year’s focus will be to address the abuse crisis in the Church, including its impact on the youngest generation of Catholics. Leadership Roundtable believes that Catholic leaders, lay and ordained, must create a new culture of leadership and management that is transparent, accountable, competent, and grounded in best practices in order to provide justice to survivors and credibly lead the Church into the future. We will host a day of inspiring conversations, innovative ideas, and high-level networking to respond to the crisis and further Catholic management excellence in service of mission.

Co-Hosts include:

  • Archbishop Christophe Pierre, Papal Nuncio
  • Cardinal Blase Cupich, Archdiocese of Chicago
  • Cardinal Seán O’Malley, Archdiocese of Boston
  • Cardinal Joseph Tobin, Archdiocese of Newark
  • Archbishop Joseph Kurtz, Archdiocese of Louisville
  • Archbishop Jerome Listecki, Archdiocese of Milwaukee
  • Bishop Oscar Cantú, Diocese of San Jose
  • Bishop Patrick McGrath, Diocese of San Jose

“The Catholic Partnership Summit provides a wonderful opportunity to advance our Holy Father’s vision for managerial best practices to better serve God’s people and promote the Gospel. I look forward to welcoming Catholics from across the country for conversation and collaboration to promote good models of management and leadership that will support the local Church in the United States.”

Archbishop Christophe Pierre, Papal Nuncio

J. Donald Monan, SJ Distinguished Catholic Philanthropy Medal

The Monan Medal will be presented at the Catholic Partnership Summit’s dinner. The Monan Medal seeks to inspire a culture of giving that promotes excellence in Church management and leadership. We look to recognize outstanding Catholic philanthropists who exemplify the legacy of the former president of Boston College, Father J. Donald Monan, SJ. His life was a living testimony to how best practices, implemented in collaboration between clergy and laity, can transform a Catholic institution to bring excellence to management and mission.

Locations and Schedule

Four Seasons, Georgetown
2800 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Washington, D.C. 20007


  • 11:00 a.m. Mass
  • 12:00 p.m. Welcome Lunch
  • 12:30 p.m. Keynote + Panels + Dialogue
  • 5:00 p.m. Break
  • 5:30 p.m. Cocktail Hour
  • 7:00 p.m. Dinner & Monan Medal Ceremony
  • 9:00 p.m. Post-Dinner Reception


  • 8:00 a.m. Breakfast
  • 9:00 a.m. Additional Programming
  • 12:00 p.m. Conclusion

Business Attire for Afternoon, Semi-formal for Evening

If you are interested in attending, please contact