The Newman Community, University of Rochester, Incorporated

aka Catholic Newman Community at the University of Rochester   |   Rochester, NY   |  http://www.urnewman.org/
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Mission

The mission of the Catholic Newman Community at the University of Rochester is to provide a welcoming family, in a collaborative and inclusive interfaith environment, for students and the larger University of Rochester community. Newman seeks to promote strong faith formation through the sacraments, education, service, and social programming.

Ruling year info

1963

J. Nelson Hoffman ’55 and Joan Dutcher Hoffman ’55 Director of Catholic Newman Community Pastoral Care

Rev. Brian C. Cool

Main address

Interfaith Chapel 1045 Joseph C. Wilson Blvd., Box 270501

Rochester, NY 14627 USA

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Formerly known as

Newman Oratory of University of Rochester

EIN

16-0960620

NTEE code info

Roman Catholic (X22)

Christian (X20)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is not required to file an annual return with the IRS because it is a religious organization.

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

We are working to address limited staffing, in order to offer more comprehensive programming and ministry for our all of our students, staff, faculty, and local residents, all across the many University campuses.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Kairos Retreat

Greek, Kairos means "God's time." Join over 30 of your peers for this fantastic, life-changing retreat . . . a student favorite each semester! The entire weekend covers food, transportation and lodging. Scholarships are also available. Every year Kairos will be held each fall and each spring early in the semester.

Population(s) Served
Students

Newman sponsors the longest running alternative spring break trip on campus. Young People Who Care, Inc. (YPWC), located in Frenchville, PA, offers a service program that gives students the opportunity to be involved in social justice outreach in an environment of a Christian community. This experience includes service to the poor of Clearfield and Centre Counties in Pennsylvania, and opportunities to work with different people in a variety of situations.

In addition to helping people in the local community, YPWC invites students into a simple lifestyle in solidarity with the poor. Students are directly involved with the daily activities of meal preparation, choice of recreation, planning evening reflection together, and personal processing time.

ASB is one of the most life-changing experiences you will every encounter, while also making lifelong friendships.
In addition to helping people in the local community, YPWC invites us into a simple lifestyle in solidarity with the poor. We are directly involved with the daily activities of meal preparation, choice of recreation, planning evening reflection, and personal processing time.

ASB is one of the most life-changing experiences you will ever encounter, all the while making lifelong friendships.

Population(s) Served
Students

Newman Cup is an annual 5 v 5 indoor basketball tournament. All proceeds will go to migrant farm workers in Monroe County who are in need of help housing their families. This year, the tournament will take place on Sunday, April 28th on the Zornow Courts. Take some time out of your busy schedule, play basketball with your friends, meet new ones and gain bragging rights until next years Newman Cup.

Population(s) Served
Students
Migrant workers

Agape Latte is a program started by the Newman community 2 years ago, inviting faculty, staff, or administration to speak on great moments of their life. Our previous speakers have been Professor Hafensteiner, Eleanor Oi, Professor Niemiec, Professor Memmott, President Feldman, and Professor Kapusta. The talks focus around perspectives of faith, relatable life experiences, personal witness that lead to growth, overcoming of an obstacle, or an unexpected event in one’s life. The talks are meant to be a relatable story, which helps the faculty member communicate to the students in a peer to peer position, rather than from a seat of authority. The event opens with a musical performance, followed by the speaker's talk, and concludes with questions from the crowd.

Population(s) Served
Students
Academics

A family-style dinner with home-cooked food and a welcoming crowd, Newman Nite is a weekly chance to get away from dining hall fare and relax with friends. Quiet space is available before dinner for study hour, and Rosary Group meets immediately after dinner for those who are interested. Newman Nite is free and open for all our students to come, and bring their friends, too. Join us any (or every) Tuesday at 6pm on the River Level of the Chapel.

Population(s) Served
Students

Every month, stay after the 7pm Mass (or come back to the Chapel!) to cap off the weekend with freshly prepared dinner. We serve favorite comfort food recipes from homes near and far, including pizza pasta, tostadas, turkey pot pie, pumpkin soup, and stir fry. Roll out the tables, and enjoy the feast!

Population(s) Served
Students
Adults

Amidst the whirlwind of campus life, Adoration is the rare and precious chance to spend a few moments in restful silence with the Blessed Sacrament. Every Friday, the Eucharist is reserved for students to have a chance to pray in the presence of Christ. Written prayer suggestions are provided, or you can bring a rosary or Bible, or even just sit quietly. Students are always welcome to drop by the Interfaith Chapel any time from 6-7pm on Fridays.

Population(s) Served
Students
Adults

The perfect mid-week break, InstaMass is the Mass that comes to you every Wednesday night at 9pm. A short weekday Mass is celebrated in the Interfaith Chapel (Sanctuary). Pray, connect with friends, and stay afterwards for free pizza as a quick study break, a late dinner, winding down at the end of the day, or kicking off an all-nighter.

Population(s) Served
Students

Made up of fellow college students like yourself, this ministry is meant to be a way the Newman community can personally embrace you in the arms of Christ when you are in need.

Newman Stephen Ministers are students-Christian men and women-trained to provide one-to-one care to fellow students experiencing a difficult time in life, such as grief, a break-up, changing majors, uncertainties of life, chronic or terminal illness in the family, cultural adjustment, etc.

In the summer of 2016, the Newman Community certified Stephen Leaders through 50 hours of training. Through this training, these students have grown in their caregiving capacity to learn more about how to be compassionate, trustworthy, skilled, full of faith, and Christ centered. These ministers are well equipped to provide high quality, distinctively Christian care to the University of Rochester community.

Don’t hesitate to contact us and let us walk with you as Students Caring for Students!

Population(s) Served
Students
Adults

Newman's Wilderness Retreat offers participants the opportunity to get away from the busyness of campus for a few hours and enjoy a short hike while reflecting on their lives and their relationship with God. It also allows participants to learn about others' life experiences, sharing different perspectives and making new friends.

Population(s) Served
Students

Where we work

Awards

Excellence in Developing Leaders for the Future 2007

Catholic Campus Ministry Association

Excellence in Developing Leaders for the Future 2009

Catholic Campus Ministry Association

Excellence in Developing Leaders for the Future 2011

Catholic Campus Ministry Association

Affiliations & memberships

Association of Fundraising Professionals - Member 2018

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of new donors

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Christians

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This data displays the number of first-time/new annual giving donors for the 2017-2018, 2018-2019, and 2019-2020 fiscal years.

Average number of dollars received per donor

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Christians

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This data displays the average gift amount per annual giving donor for the 2017-2018, 2018-2019, and 2019-2020 fiscal years.

Total dollars received in contributions

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Christians

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This data displays the money received in annual giving donations for the 2017-2018, 2018-2019, and 2019-2020 fiscal years.

Number of donors retained

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Christians

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This data displays the number of consecutive year/retained annual giving donors for the 2017-2018, 2018-2019, and 2019-2020 fiscal years.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Simply, we aim to offer the highest quality liturgical, sacramental, moral, spiritual, and mental formation for each student who walks through our doors. By providing quality programming through our various retreats, service opportunities, social activities, lectures, and liturgical events, we capitalize on our organization's success to offer the best experience possible for everyone who comes to Newman.

Aside from adequate fundraising and outreach to alumni, parents, and friends, we aim to provide our staff and student leaders with the resources necessary to carry out fantastic ministerial experiences. This includes education through workshops, training, and mentoring to ensure our constituents are receiving the best possible version of pastoral ministry and formation.

While we are actively seeking further support (monetary), in order to provide better leadership training and opportunites, we currently utilize the various University resources, in addition to outside institutional opportunities, to keep our staff and leadership team up-to-date and ready to face any new challenges encountered in campus ministry.

Over the past two decades or so, the Catholic Newman Community has blossomed into an organization centered upon creating informed and mature faith leaders for the next generation. Along with this, our programming, staff resources, and expertise has grown immensely in being able to respond and offer solid and groundbreaking activities to keep the over 1,600 Catholic students on campus engaged. We can only hope to increase our outreach to the other parts of the University that are currently underserved, and to offer more interaction with our local residents and friends of Newman.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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The Newman Community, University of Rochester, Incorporated

Board of directors
as of 02/22/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Dr. Kevin Parker

University of Rochester

Term: 2019 - 2021


Board co-chair

Mr. David Drahms

Osage Venture Partners

Term: 2019 - 2021

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 3/2/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data