It’s our mission to promote the ministries in need and connect you to causes that you care about. We are all here to serve you.

Mary Macuga, Director

Mary was named the Director of the Catholic Foundation in 2014, overseeing fundraising, communications and marketing for the Archdiocese of Brisbane and Centacare Social Services.  Mary is a Certified Fundraising Executive and is especially passionate about bringing people together to help Catholic parishes, ministries, and agencies expand their capacity to care. 

Favourite Saint St Charles Borromeo


Colleen Keating, Senior Donor Relations Manager

Colleen has worked with the Catholic Foundation since 2011 in a variety of roles. As Senior 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


Jaclyn Ritchie, Event Coordinator

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 Francis de Sales

Raushen Perera, Senior Donor Relations Manager

Raushen oversees the bequests and endowments program of the Archdiocese of Brisbane and is also responsible for a comprehensive and contemporary fundraising program for Centacare social services. She is an experienced marketing and fundraising professional with a history of working in the not-for-profit sector including education, health, social enterprise and medical research.

Favourite Saint: St Therese of Lisieux


Jackson Hickey, Donor Relations Specialist

Jackson joined the Foundation in September 2022 and is invested in connecting people with the causes and ministries that give them joy. He is dedicated to bringing donors closer to the mission by promoting the great works of the Church in our local Archdiocese.

Favourite Saints: Saint Francis of Assisi and St Patrick