Sr. Ritamary Welsh, OSU

Sister Ritamary brought more than 40 years of experience in Catholic education and congregational leadership to the founding of SDG Advisors.


In her time as a partner at SDG, Sister Ritamary worked with Catholic schools in the greater Ohio area, bringing best practices and innovative solutions in the areas of marketing for enrollment, board governance, financial analysis, strategic planning and capital campaign counsel.

During the decade prior to co-founding SDG, as President of Beaumont School, Sr. Ritamary grew the school’s enrollment, increased annual giving, doubled the size of the endowment, and successfully completed a number of capital fundraising initiatives including the $5.2 million Spiritual Life Center and $1.2 million Athletics renovation–the largest campaigns in the school’s 157-year history.


Sr. Ritamary was also instrumental in strengthening the school’s Board of Directors and in guiding the Board through a strategic planning process that included a campaign feasibility study, campus master plan, enrollment management plan and a comprehensive marketing plan. She is a member of the Leadership Cleveland class of 1999.


During her eight years as a member of the Ursuline Leadership Council, Sr. Ritamary was a trustee of the corporation and oversaw all governance and financial matters including the budgeting and institutional investments of the congregation. 


She has served Cleveland Diocesan schools as the Superintendent of the Urban Region and as a teacher and principal at various schools throughout the Diocese. 


MEd – University of Akron

BSE – St. John College of Cleveland

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works with Catholic K-12 schools to help them understand their finances, market for enrollment,
 raise more money, build better boards and plan for their future.

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