Meet Our Board of Directors

The activities and affairs of Sycamore Trust are conducted under the direction of its Board of Directors who are alumni of the University of Notre Dame.


William H. Dempsey (’52)


  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Notre Dame (Class Valedictorian), 1952
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence, Yale Law School, 1955
  • Law Clerk to Judge Charles Fahy, U. S. Court of Appeals
  • Chief Law Clerk to Chief Justice Earl Warren, U.S. Supreme Court
  • Partner, Shea & Gardner, Washington D.C.
  • Chairman, National Railway Labor Conference (chief labor negotiator for nation’s railroads)
  • President & CEO, Association of American Railroads
  • Sycamore Trust Board Member since April 30, 2008

Charles A. Donovan, Jr. (’74)

Vice President

  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Notre Dame, 1974
  • President, Charlotte Lozier Institute, Present
  • Senior Research Fellow, Religion and Civil Society, The Heritage Foundation
  • Co-chair, Religious Liberty Working Group with former Attorney General Ed Meese
  • Executive Vice President, Family Research Council
  • Writer, Deputy Director of Presidential Correspondence, 1981-1989
  • Legislative Director, National Right to Life Committee
  • Board Member, Heartbeat International pregnancy help centers
  • Board Member, Gabriel Homes, Inc., Virginia
  • Co-author, Blessed Are the Barren, Ignatius Press
  • Articles and Op Ed Author, national media outlets
  • Sycamore Trust Board Member since May 2, 2017

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