It is with great pleasure that the Board of Directors of the Catholic Services Appeal Foundation (CSAF) announces Tizoc Rosales as the foundation’s first President.
In this role, Rosales will lead the organization’s annual appeal and partner closely with the donors, parishes, and ministry leaders who further the organization’s mission of sharing Christ’s love with neighbors in need through ministries that serve the poor, support life, and strengthen the Faith.
“As Saint John Paul II said, ‘put out into the deep,’ and it is with both joy and excitement that I begin this next voyage,” says Rosales. “I look forward to working alongside the many people who support the vital ministries of the Catholic Services Appeal Foundation. There are many reasons for hope in our local Catholic community and the CSAF helps make many of those hopes become a reality. I feel blessed to be called to help lead this next stage of the CSAF’s mission.”
Rosales’ leadership will mark a new chapter for the CSAF. His hiring comes following an extensive search under the direction of Williams Executive Search Firm, with the discernment of a search committee comprised of a diverse group of local Catholic leaders.
“We are humbled and honored to joyfully welcome Tizoc as our first president,” Yen Fasano, Chair of the CSAF’s Board of Directors said. “His ability to connect with fellow believers in support of our local Church has been evident during his time at The Seminaries of Saint Paul, and we are ecstatic to have his enthusiasm and mission-based leadership to serve CSAF and its strategic growth.”
Rosales joins the CSAF after serving as the Senior Advancement Officer at the St. John Vianney College Seminary and The Saint Paul Seminary, known collectively as The Seminaries of Saint Paul. During his tenure, the Seminaries of Saint Paul secured over $40 million towards their joint strategic funding campaign to ensure strong and holy priests, deacons, and lay leaders in our community.
“I am profoundly grateful for Tizoc’s leadership and diligence in building up our seminaries here in the Twin Cities,” Archbishop Hebda said. “And I am just as excited to see him begin his service as President of the Catholic Services Appeal Foundation, where he will continue to have a major impact on the work of our Church through his outreach and engagement.”
Rosales will begin this new role in mid-October of this year. “Thanks to the excellent team and community at The Seminaries of Saint Paul, I’ve had a front-row seat to the future of the church – and the future looks bright. It has been a privilege and an honor to serve in their mission to form joyful, Catholic leaders for thriving parishes, families and communities in the Twin Cities and beyond. I’m just as grateful to CSAF for the opportunity to continue supporting our local Church and its many funding needs.”
Established in 2013, the CSAF is an independent foundation that partners with parishes of the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis to conduct an Annual Appeal to fund 20 Designated Ministries within the Archdiocese that no one parish can support on its own. Raising more than $9 million annually, this foundation is committed to providing the tools and resources to execute the appeal, which benefits designated ministries and local parishes across the Archdiocese.