Ted C. Berman Joins Augustinian Advancement Council

Ted C. Berman

Ted C. Berman, Founder/Owner of Berman Capital Management & Research, was recently appointed to serve a two-year term on the Augustinian Advancement Advisory Council.  The Very Rev. Bernard C. Scianna, O.S.A., Ph.D., who is the Augustinians’ Prior Provincial, appointed Berman to serve on this voluntary council to help the advancement and communications efforts of the religious order.

“The Augustinians matter to me because of the tremendous impact I've seen them have on the spiritual well-being of thousands of students since they took over running Providence Catholic High School (New Lenox, Illinois) over 25 years ago,” says Berman.  “Under the leadership of the Augustinians, Providence has done a great job of preparing students to succeed in college and in life.  They have done, and continue to do so much for so many, I consider it an honor to try and help them out in any way I can.”

Ted and his wife Norma (Ruettiger) Berman first came into contact with Providence High School in the 1970s.  Between the Berman and Ruettiger families, 42 members of their families have attended Providence Catholic.  They later came to know the Augustinians when the friars took over management of the school in 1985, under the leadership of the Rev. Richard J. McGrath, O.S.A., Ph.D.  Their youngest daughter is currently a sophomore at Villanova University in Villanova, Pennsylvania, which is also a school founded and operated by the Augustinian Order.  Berman expressed, “Our families have been involved with Providence for at least the past 50 years, so we have seen the impact of the Augustinians first hand.”  The Berman family also attends the Church of St. Jude in Joliet, Illinois.

Berman brings decades of professional experience to the volunteer council.  In 1984, he founded the Berman Capital Management & Research firm located in Joliet, Illinois.  The firm is a full-service independent investment counseling and management firm committed to helping people achieve their financial goals.  Berman’s skills complement the rest of the advisory council well, which includes professionals predominantly from metropolitan Chicago, Tulsa, and Detroit.

The Midwest Augustinians are a Catholic religious order that follow the teachings of St. Augustine.  The local Augustinians have served in parishes and schools in the Midwestern United States since 1905, as well as missions in Peru since 1963.

For more information about the Midwest Augustinians’ Advancement Advisory Council, please email Associate Director for Communications, Patrick Murphy or call 773-595-4008.

Congratulations, Ted!


Patrick Murphy

Patrick Murphy has been working with the Augustinians in fundraising and communications since 2010. He began working with the Augustinian Vocations office in 2015. He also holds a Master of Science in Nonprofit Management.