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Meet the staff

Mary MacugaMary Macuga, CFRE | Director of Resource Development

Archdiocese of Brisbane

Mary was named the Director, Resource Development in 2014, overseeing fundraising and communications for the Archdiocese of Brisbane. Mary is a Certified Fundraising Executive and has expertise in multi-million dollar capital campaigns, endowments, fundraising development and strategic planning.

Favourite Saint St Charles Borromeo
Local Ministry Children’s Liturgy of the Word Volunteer and Board Member, Gregory Terrace Foundation
Home Parish St Ignatius Parish, Toowong

Anna HerbertAnna Herbert | Donor Relations Manager, Catholic Foundation

herberta@bne.catholic.net.au

Anna joined the Foundation in 2016 to coordinate the Bequest Giving program for the Archdiocese of Brisbane. Anna brings extensive background in the not-for-profit sector to the role and credits her rural upbringing and childhood involvement with Sts’ James & John Church in Clifton, on the Darling Downs as the inspiration to serve the community and work for the mission of the Church.

Favourite Saint “St. Anthony, because he probably influenced me finding my way to become part of the wonderful Catholic Foundation team”
Home Parish Mary Immaculate, Annerley Ekibin Parish

Caroline McAlpineCaroline McAlpine | Donor Relations Manager, Catholic Foundation

mcalpinec@bne.catholic.net.au

Caroline joined the Foundation in July 2017 and brings with her diverse experience from the public and private sectors. Caroline has been involved with Catholic ministries in Brisbane, the Philippines and Kiribati. Caroline works with individuals and families to support and promote the good works of the Church in our local Archdiocese.

Favourite Saint “St Rose Philippine Duchesne – for her bravery and courage.”
Home Parish Mary Immaculate Parish, Annerley

Mark Bennett Mark Bennett | Gifts Manager, Catholic Foundation

bennettm@bne.catholic.net.au

Mark began his role as a Gift Manager at the Catholic Foundation in 2012. He currently studying for his Masters in Social Innovation and Philanthropy at Swinburne University. Mark works closely with individuals to assist them with gifts through bequests, trusts and endowments.

Favourite Saint “St Padre Pio – he was the first saint that I ever studied about – the way he lived his life inspires me.”
Local Ministries Blind Eye Ministries, NET Ministries, Young Men of God, Freedom Ministries
Home Parish St Mary Magdalene, Bardon

Colleen KeatingColleen Keating | Donor Relations Coordinator, Catholic Foundation

keatingc@bne.catholic.net.au

Colleen is the first point of call in working with regular donors and parishes and has been on the Catholic Foundation team since 2011. Colleen oversees corporate sponsorship, special events and coordinates the Assembly of Catholic Professionals.

Favourite Saint “St Rita of Cascia and St Mary of the Cross MacKillop – I love both these amazing women for their resilience, overcoming adversity and their faith throughout the seemingly impossible in their lives.”
Home Parish Jubilee Parish, Red Hill

Charlene Stephenson_Communications ManagerCharlene Stephenson | Communications Manager, Catholic Foundation

stephensonc@bne.catholic.net.au

Charlene joined the team in April 2017 as the Communications Manager. She has spent over 15 years working with commercial, public and not-for-profit enterprises in Australia and the United Kingdom. Charlene proudly shares the good works of the Church with our generous and faithful community.

Favourite Saint “I greatly admire St Teresa of Calcutta – she was an extraordinary woman who devoted her life to God’s most humble – the poor, ill and suffering.”

Lesley WilliamsLesley Williams | Annual Catholic Campaign Coordinator

williamsl@bne.catholic.net.au

Lesley coordinates the Annual Catholic Campaign throughout the Archdiocese of Brisbane working closely with parishes, schools and Ambassadors to promote the good works of the Church.

Favourite Saints “St Jude, St Rita and St Philomena – the saints that care for the helpless.”

Karen KhooKaren Khoo, Grad Dip | Constituent Services Manager, Catholic Foundation

khook@bne.catholic.net.au

Karen is our expert in database management. She oversees gift processing, donor stewardship and online technology that enable effective customer service and data confidentiality. Karen has been at the Catholic Foundation since 2014.

Favourite Saint “St Nicholas, because I love Christmas.”

Stacey Daniels | Gifts Processing Clerk

danielss@bne.catholic.net.au

Stacey works closely with Karen to process donations and protect donors’ privacy, intentions and prayer requests. Stacey maintains the integrity of donor records and is your best contact if you have any questions about monthly gift transactions or would like to change your contact information.