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Support Ethical Leadership

Join us for an inspiring and thought-provoking Ethical Leadership Lunch (ELL) hosted by the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. This engaging event brings together Catholic leaders from the business world to discuss how ethical business practices can positively impact our community and uplift those in need.

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In celebration of Catholic Schools Week, the 2025 Ethical Leadership Lunch will be held on Wednesday, January 29, 2025.

Time: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM


The Countdown

Join us in anticipation as we countdown to the Ethical Leadership Lunch, a gathering of inspirational Catholics inspired to build a better Catholic community of faith at our parishes and schools.


Meet the Panelists

We are delighted to have a distinguished panel of experts joining the Ethical Leadership Lunch. These accomplished individuals, renowned in their respective fields, bring a wealth of experience and insights to our discussions on ethical leadership. Their diverse backgrounds promise engaging conversations that will inspire and educate, making the event an invaluable opportunity for all participants.

Meet the Moderator

Introducing our esteemed moderator for the Ethical Leadership Lunch. With profound expertise in ethical leadership and adeptness in guiding discussions, she enhances dialogue among panelists and participants.

Carol Costello
Carol Costello
Journalist, Former Anchor at CNN,
and Professor at Loyola Marymount.
Rick Caruso
Real Estate Developer,
Civic Leader, and Philanthropist

Rick Caruso is the founder and chairman of Caruso Affiliated. Having dedicated his life to Los Angeles, he has become the city's most notable real estate developer, civic leader, and philanthropist. If one were to ask what separates him from the rest, it would be his ability to listen to and understand people's needs, concerns and experiences. He values people first. The principle that has led to his phenomenal success in business - it's always about the customer.

Event Partner

Presenting Partner

Platinum Partnership

T. Christian Stracke

Gold Sponsor Partnership

Ed and Colleen

Silver Sponsor Partnership

Bronze Sponsor Partnership

Our Committee & Staff


Phillip Baker

Baker Keener & Nahra

David Fuhrman

The Dan Murphy Foundation

Andrew Jennison


Jeff Jennison

Watson Land Company

Theresa Edy Kiene

Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles

Kevin Mark Lodie

Portofino Consulting, LLC.

Tiffany Roberts

Farmers & Merchants Bank

Rosie C. Shawver

Catholic campus ministry association

Dayle Smith

Loyola Marymount University

Charlie Smith


Christian Stracke


Kevin M. Tiber

Farmers & Merchants Bank


Judy Brooks

ADLA Office of Development

Douglas J. Cooper

Catholic Education Foundation

Paul Escala

ADLA Department of Catholic Schools

Catherine Fraser

ADLA Office of Development

Adrien A. Lopez

Catholic Education Foundation

Wendy Martinez Pagnone

ADLA Office of Development

Michael D. Seymour

ADLA Office of Development

Sarah Yaklic

Chief Digital Officer