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Catholic Charities Elects Two to Board of Trustees

By August 15, 2018August 18th, 2021News

Fogarty, Gault Wilson and Sister Regina elected to three-year terms

Wed, Aug 15th 2018 02:00 pm

Patricia Fogarty

Sr. Regina Murphy, SSMN

Catholic Charities of Buffalo announces the recent election of two new members to its Board of Trustees.

Named to three-year terms on the board were Patricia Fogarty and Sister Regina Murphy, SSMN.

Fogarty previously served as a Catholic Charities Trustee from 2007 to 2016 and is a longtime volunteer for the Appeal. An Allegany County assistant public defender, she graduated from Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., where she earned a bachelor’s degree and a Juris Doctor degree. She began the practice of law in Belmont, New York in 1974 and remained in general trial practice until 2008. A longtime resident of Allegany County, she has a long history of civic activity and service on the boards of Allegany County United Way and Southern Tier Traveling Teachers.

Sister Regina is the director of the Research and Planning Department for the Diocese of Buffalo and was recently appointed as a Chancellor. Prior to joining the Diocese in 1988, she was a high school teacher and administrator. She holds a master’s degree in modern European history from Marquette University and a master’s degree in theology from Christ the King Seminary.

Dennis C. Walczyk, Catholic Charities chief executive officer, said, “We are excited to add Pat and Sister Regina to our Board of Trustees, as they bring with them a significant amount of experience in leadership, commitment and service.”

As the most comprehensive human service provider in Western New York, Catholic Charities makes a difference for people of every faith and ethnicity. Catholic Charities empowers children, families and seniors to achieve meaningful, health and productive lives. In all situations, Catholic Charities delivers support to meet immediate needs, and then assesses clients for other needs to ensure long-term success.

Catholic Charities is an excellent steward of the contributions it receives. For six years, Catholic Charities attained the highest-possible rating (four stars) from Charity Navigator for transparency and sound fiscal management. Catholic Charities also receives the highest ratings from the Council on Accreditation for quality service.

For more information about the organization and its programs and services, contact Catholic Charities at (716) 218-1400 or go to You can also find Catholic Charities on Facebook at, on Twitter at and on Instagram at