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Diocese of Rockville Centre Names New Director of Director of Institutional Advancement for the Diocese of Rockville Centre Print E-mail

ROCKVILLE CENTRE, NEW YORK, March 28, 2006 - Enes J. Carnesecca has been named the Director of Institutional Advancement for the Diocese of Rockville Centre. In this cabinet-level position, Ms. Carnesecca will head up all fundraising efforts for the diocese, including the Catholic Ministries Appeal.

I am honored to work with a terrific team to help build relationships that will enable the diocese to maintain and even increase the charitable works it offers to people of all faiths on Long Island, said Ms. Carnesecca.

Ms. Carnesecca comes to the diocese with extensive development experience as the CEO and executive director of The Lustgarten Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research. Prior to her position with the Foundation, Ms. Carnesecca served as special advisor to the president and vice president of external relations for The National Center for Disabilities, where she spent nearly 20 years developing and implementing annual and capital fundraising campaigns.

Ms. Carnesecca received a BA from Molloy College and holds a CFRE certification from the Association of Fund Raising Professionals.

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About The Diocese of Rockville Centre
The Diocese of Rockville Centre was formed in 1957 and covers 1,222 square miles in Nassau and Suffolk Counties. The diocese serves approximately 1.4 million Catholics (total population in both counties is approximately 3.3 million). There are 134 parishes in 115 towns. Last year over 20,000 baptisms, 18,000 confirmations, 20,000 first communions and 5,000 marriages took place in the diocese. There are 2,137 students in Catholic kindergarten, 23,825 in primary or elementary school, 12,628 in secondary school and 3,300 in higher institutions. There are 76 Catholic elementary and high schools and one Catholic college in the diocese. Catholic Health Services of Long Island consists of five hospitals, three nursing homes, two home-care agencies, two senior housing complexes, a community-based home for those with special needs and a hospice. Last year, Catholic Charities assisted more than 80,000 individuals who are poor, vulnerable and disadvantaged on Long Island. For more information, visit

For more information:
Sean P. Dolan
516-678-5800, ext. 625