Shawn Trahan, Senior Managing Director for Changing Our World talks with Msgr. Louis Marucci, about his very successful capital campaign at St. Andrew the Apostle Church in Gibbsboro, New Jersey, and his unique approach to fundraising. The two also discuss his role in the Diocesan Capital Campaign that Changing Our World conducted in partnership with the Diocese of Camden. Shawn Trahan brings over 20 years of fundraising experience in Catholic Philanthropy to this great conversation.
Rev. Msgr. Louis A. Marucci, D.Min
Monsignor Louis Marucci was born in Philadelphia, PA. He grew up in Gibbstown, NJ, and was educated at St. Michael Elementary School and St. James High School in Carney’s Point, NJ. He attended Christ the King Seminary in East Aurora, New York, and was ordained on May 23, 1987. He was named a Chaplain of His Holiness by Pope John Paul II on March 18, 2000, and given the title Reverend Monsignor.
Monsignor Marucci holds four Master’s Degrees and a Doctorate of Ministry. He received a Master of Divinity Degree from Christ the King Seminary in East Aurora, NY, the Master of Arts Degree in Medical Moral Theology from St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Wynnewood, PA, the Master of Arts Degree in Philanthropy and Development from The University of St. Mary in Winona, Minnesota and the Master of Science Degree in Church Management from Villanova University in Villanova, PA. In addition, he earned the Doctor of Ministry Degree (Specializing in Medical Moral – End of Life Issues) from The University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota. Monsignor holds the Vatican Diploma for Catechesis and a Certification in Catholic Social Teaching in addition to the Certification in Planned Giving.
His areas of specialization are in Medical Moral Theology, Organizational Leadership, Strategic Planning, Operational Administration, and Philanthropy & Development. He was appointed Pastor of St. Andrew the Apostle parish on June 14, 2010. Despite his paralysis, consequential to his diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis (six months after he was ordained), he sees every challenge as an opportunity. Monsignor Marucci loves to ski using adaptive equipment and has a passion for Music as a harpist. In addition to his Pastoral Ministry at St. Andrew the Apostle, he serves as a consultant to several non-profit organizations assisting in Strategic Planning and the incorporation of “Best Practices” to establish Comprehensive Development Initiatives.