Serving Diocese in Dual Role
Rick Maya assumes management of Stewardship and Advancement Office and serves as executive director of The Catholic Foundation
Rick Maya, Director of Catholic Schools for the Diocese of Sacramento, has been appointed by Bishop Jaime Soto to also assume the management of the Diocesan Stewardship and Advancement Office. As part of his responsibilities, he will also be staff to The Catholic Foundation of the Diocese of Sacramento.
Bishop Soto announced the appointment in a letter to diocesan and parish leaders dated Jan. 4. The bishop said Maya in this dual role will ensure closer alignment between Catholic education and the Advancement Office. "This will help meet one of the key strategic pastoral objectives for the Catholic community, to sustain the proud legacy of Catholic education," the bishop said.
The bishop noted that Maya will lead a restructuring of the Stewardship and Advancement Office to ensure the necessary resources so that the church can fulfill its mission. The office will focus on fund development, parish services, community outreach, reporting on outcomes and planning for the next diocesan capital campaign.
"Rick has a proven track record in foundation management as well as fund development and community relations," the bishop said. "Coming from the private sector, Rick has forged the necessary relationships within the business and donor community to lead this important work for the diocese."
In his role, the bishop said Maya will serve as the executive director of The Catholic Foundation and provide support to the chairman, Kelly Brothers. In the next few weeks, the bishop said Maya will be sharing his strategic plan with various key stakeholders as well as announcing the new organizational structure and key personnel assignments.