Patrick Markey is the Executive Director at Diocesan Fiscal Management Conference (DFMC). He was the founding executive director of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Office of National Collections. He has created more efficient and cost effective fundraising and grant making procedures as well as starting and developing the Solidarity Fund for the Church in Africa. He oversees and directs all bishop and staff site visits, grant training, and due diligence. As the lead staff to the subcommittee on the Church in Africa, Mr. Markey developed the bishops’ Solidarity Fund for the Church in Africa. He has worked with the University of Notre Dame, Georgetown University, and other Catholic universities to build church personnel capacity in Eastern Africa. Mr. Markey is a CPA and holds an executive MBA degree from the University of Loyola in Baltimore. Mr. Markey has served many Catholic organizations, including six years as a regional director of the Focolare Movement and he is currently on the board of the Catholic Volunteer Network. His volunteer work has largely focused on leadership development, especially youth and young adult faith formation.