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, 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


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


Sonia Basile, Donor Relations Manager

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, Saint Bernadette of Lourdes, and Saint Anthony of Padua