Brown joins Charities board

Published 11:18 pm Thursday, September 27, 2012

(From left) Bro. Virg Siefker, The Most Reverend Michael F. Burbidge Bishop of Raleigh and Bath resident Patrick Brown. Siefker and Brown were welcomed as new board members of Catholic Charities. (Submitted Photo)

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Raleigh recently installed Bath resident Patrick Brown to its board of directors.
“We always seek board members with a diversity of skills, experience and geographic representation,” said Kathleen Walsh, MSW, executive director of Catholic Charities. “We look forward to working with them during their terms on the board.”
The position will involve several hours of work each week and travel to Raleigh four to six times a year.
Brown was welcomed at a Raleigh mass preceding the August meeting. He said he expressed interest in the board position and was pleased to serve the people of East North Carolina in this capacity.
“They’re a financially efficient organization. I’ve been involved with one or the other charity just about all my adult life,” Brown said.
His charity work strengthened his candidacy for the board.
“Pat and his wife, Cathleen have worked with St. Vincent de Paul Society of Mother of Mercy Catholic Church serving those in need and helping to make a real difference in the lives of many in the community,” Walsh said.
Brown had two more reasons for wanting to serve on Catholic Charities’ board: his children.
“Our two children were adopted through Catholic Charities,” he said.