Five Catholic Charities executives are named to 2021 Sun Devil 100 Class

Posted 6/30/21

Five executives from Catholic Charities Community Services were recently named to the Sun Devil 100 Class of 2021.

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Five Catholic Charities executives are named to 2021 Sun Devil 100 Class


Five executives from Catholic Charities Community Services were recently named to the Sun Devil 100 Class of 2021.

Featuring 100 organizations made up of  133 Arizona State University alumni, according to a press release, the class ranges from individual business owners to large corporations.

The corporations, the release said, consists of those from over two dozen industries, including architecture, construction, education, food and beverage, legal, nonprofit, technology and transportation

“The Sun Devil 100 recognizes ASU alumni and their organizations whose innovation, growth and entrepreneurial spirit are reflective of ASU’s transformative charter,” said Christine Wilkinson, ASU Alumni Association president/CEO, in a prepared statement.

“This is the seventh year of the Sun Devil 100, and we are proud to honor a class of distinguished entrepreneurs, changemakers and leaders across a variety of industries.”

“I’ve learned that to succeed in business – including in the competitive world of mid-sized to larger nonprofit organizations – it takes a highly-functioning team that is grounded in healthy culture, laser-focused on mission, well-disciplined in the fundamentals and yet hungry for new opportunity,” said Paul S. Mulligan of Phoenix, president and CEO, (2015 MBA), in a prepared statement.

“My executive MBA helped sharpen my focus in these areas and challenged me to integrate knowledge beyond managing P&Ls and balance sheets to the larger view of overall business effectiveness, with an eye to the life-changing benefit of those we serve.”

Brummet-Peterson, who worked at Catholic Charities for 30 years, is said to have applied the knowledge, compassion and work ethic she developed at ASU, propelling her current position.

With her hands-on practice in social work, Peterson focused on serving and promoting dignified solutions to improve the lives of individuals, families and communities, the release said, noting her experience as an asset to the leadership team.

As affordable housing is a focus for the agency, the release said, noting only 25 units are available for every 100 renters in need, the Catholic Charities leadership and board has committed to adding low-income housing communities to its comprehensive services.

Executive Director of Housing for Hope (a 501c3 affiliate of Catholic Charities) and the Vice President of Business Development Stephen E. Capobres trailblazed the vision of safe, affordable, family-oriented communities for hundreds of low-income households to reality.

Through state and federal funding, key partnerships in the community and low-interest loans from local lenders, Housing for Hope maintains five communities as well as several single-family residences in the greater Phoenix area and beyond, the release added.



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