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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

Anna joined the Foundation in 2016 to coordinate the Bequest Giving program for the Archdiocese of Brisbane. Anna brings an 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 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

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

Colleen KeatingColleen Keating | Donor Relations Manager, Catholic Foundation

Colleen has worked with the Catholic Foundation since 2011 in a variety of roles. As Donor Relations Manager, Colleen supports people who give regularly to the charitable ministries of the Church. She is passionate about connecting people with specific programs and projects in our Church community.

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

Sonia Basile | Donor Relations Manager, Catholic Foundation

Sonia joined the Foundation in October 2018 and brings years of experience in donor relations within both the private and not-for-profit sectors. Sonia brings donors closer to the mission by promoting the great works of the Church in our local Archdiocese.

Favourite Saints “Saint Francis of Assisi because of his generosity to the poor and his boundless love for animals and nature; Saint Bernadette of Lourdes for her strength and humility, and Saint Anthony of Padua for his undying love and devotion to the poor and the sick.”

Home Parish Holy Spirit, New Farm

Jaclyn Ritchie | Event Coordinator, Catholic Foundation

Jaclyn joined the team in January 2019 to manage the variety of events the Catholic Foundation host throughout the year. These include the Assembly of Catholic Professionals luncheons, Mary MacKillop Feast Day Mass and Morning Tea, St Stephen’s Christmas Lights and other special events as they arise throughout the year.

Favourite Saints “St Boniface because he was a man of action and doer of good.”

Home Parish Queen of Apostles, Stafford

Charlene Stephenson_Communications ManagerCharlene Stephenson | Communications Manager, Catholic Foundation

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, an extraordinary woman who devoted her life to the poor, ill and suffering.”

Lesley WilliamsLesley Williams | Annual Catholic Campaign Coordinator

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 who care for the helpless.”

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

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

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.