Norfolk, VA — July 14, 2022 — Catholic Charities of Eastern Virginia (CCEVA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Tracy Fick as President and CEO. Tracy has been with Catholic Charities of Eastern Virginia for more than nine years as the organization’s Chief Programs officer and, prior to that, Director of Development. Tracy brings more than 20 years of experience in the non-profit sector, creating partnerships, securing resources, and building innovative programs.
Since Tracy joined the CCEVA leadership team, the organization has grown from setving 6,400 families annually to more than 10,000 families annually. She has helped secure resources to grow the organization’s Foundation by more than 283%. During her tenure on the leadership team, operating revenue increased 33%, and administrative overhead rate decreased to 8%. She has helped CCEVA continue to serve the most vulnerable populations in our community while focusing new programming on economic mobility initiatives designed to move families out of poverty.
“We are excited to announce Tracy’s appointment,” said Board Chair Stephen Fuschetti. “Tracy is a true servant leader and has been instrumental in growing the organization to meet the ever-changing needs of families in our community. The Board is excited to see Tracy take the helm and set a vision for Catholic Charities of Eastern Virginia’s continued growth over the next decade as we look toward our 1 00th anniversary.”
Tracy will take the reins at a time of rising inflation and a looming crisis in affordable housing but is excited at the role CCEVA will play in assuaging those issues. “l am very excited to take on this new role,” she said. “As a lifelong Catholic, I have seen the incredible impact that the Catholic Church has had on stabilizing families, serving the poor and working poor, and offering dignity to every person through that setvice. I am so proud to lead a staff of dedicated professionals who see their roles as a calling and not just a career. Together, I know we can work toward solving our community’s most pressing needs by providing quality programming, strong advocacy and ensuring those who come to our doors know that they never have to walk alone.”
About Catholic Charities of Eastern Virginia
For 90 years, Catholic Charities of Eastern Virginia has been serving vulnerable populations of every race, creed, and background in Hampton Roads. The organization strives to sen,’e the whole person and strengthen families. Services include pregnancy, parenting and adoption support, mentoring initiatives, mental health counseling, financial and housing counseling, public and private guardianship, and senior services. With five offices spanning the region, the organization aids more than 10,000 families annually. CCEVA was recognized as United Way of South Hampton Roads’ 2020 Agency of the Year. For more information, visit www.cceva.org