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Rev. Larry Snyder
President, Catholic Charities USA
In February 2005, Rev. Larry Snyder took the helm of Catholic Charities USA (CCUSA)—the national office of more than 1,700 local Catholic Charities agencies and institutions nationwide that provide help and create hope for more than 10 million people a year, regardless of their religious, social, or economic backgrounds. .
In 2010, Fr. Snyder published Think and Act Anew: How Poverty in America Affects Us All and What We Can Do About It. The book describes the near economic collapse of the American economy and its effects on people, providing the United States with an opportunity to think and act anew in dealing with the thousands-of-years-old problem of entrenched poverty. The faces of the poor are described through stories of those who have sought Catholic Charities services.
In 2011 Father Snyder was honored with a Doctor Of Humane Letters degree from St, Francis University in Loretto, Pennsylvania. He currently sits on the board of the Independent Sector. He is also a trustee of the America's Promise Alliance and is a weekend associate at Our Lady Queen of Peace Parish in Arlington, Virginia.