Catholic Charities Executive Director William McCarthy Retiring After 15 Years

The executive director of Catholic Charities, William “Bill” J. McCarthy, Jr., has announced his retirement after 15 years.

In July 2025, McCarthy will step down from leading the state of Maryland’s largest private provider of human services. His decision was announced in a letter to his colleagues, thanking them for their commitment and service to the agency’s mission to improve lives.

“It has been one of the greatest privileges of my life to work alongside you in service to our neighbors across Maryland and to live our Gospel-inspired calling to Cherish the Divine Within All,” McCarthy said in a letter to employees and other audiences. “After 15 years, it’s time for someone else to bring his or her gifts to this awesome role and to build upon the amazing work we’ve accomplished together. There is still much to be done over the course of the next year and I am committed to working with the same passion, energy, and dedication as I have over the past 15 years.”