Drexel’s Principal


Frank J. Butler, Principal and Founder of Drexel Philanthropic Advisors, served for over three decades as the President of FADICA Inc, a consortium of major grant making foundations interested in Catholic-sponsored charitable programs.


Dr. Butler is a recognized thought leader in the world of philanthropy and faith-based national organizations.  He successfully led coalitions of philanthropists who played catalytic, founding roles in the start up several successful aid agencies and charities internationally and domestically.  These included the Catholic Program of Aid to Eastern and Central Europe, Support Our Aging Religious, the Center for the Study of Church Management at Villanova University, and The National Religious Retirement Office, among others.


Dr. Butler has been featured in national and international media including the New York Times, CNN, NPR, Chronicle of Philanthropy, the National Catholic Reporter and other print and broadcast outlets.


The positive impact of Dr. Butler’s professional career in the charitable and religious sector is reflected in his volunteer and board service with Order of Malta, the University of San Francisco, and the Mathile Family Foundation, as well as distinguished honors which he has received from several universities and non profit organizations.