2018 saw the retirement of two founding members of the Catholic Foundation – Henry Ward and Kevin OÇonnor.

18 January 2019

Cardinal John Dew noted the incredible input of both men and the foresight they showed in setting up the Foundation and raising what was then an enormous amount of funds to assist the work of the ADW through the Archbishop of the day, to which he and others were enormously grateful. They have been totally committed and supportive of the Archbishop and made many projects and works possible.

Henry and Kevin both referred to their passion of and commitment to the concept of the Foundation.They set funding raising goals which were well and truly exceeded.

They lived by the creed that we all have an incumbent onus to leave things in a better condition than what they were and they have truly done that and now passed the mantle to others to ensure the work in terms membership recruitment, funding raising and projects continues.