NEW DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR: ROSEMARY McDONOUGH
Rosemary McDonough, of St. Margaret’s Parish, Narberth, PA, joined The DePaul Catholic School as Development Director in April 2017. A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Franklin and Marshall College and an alumna of the Harvard Graduate School of Education, she brings over 30 years of development experience to her position.
Her responsibilities include raising funds for the School’s annual operating expenses, and capital funds to transform the former St. Francis Assisi church and rectory into additional space for DePaul Catholic students.
Rosemary has worked as a development consultant, serving Catholic institutions such as Cabrini, Immaculata and Holy Child Rosemont. She was Director of Development at Friends’ Central School and Annual Giving Director at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School.
From 2003 -2017, she was a classroom volunteer in two North Philadelphia schools: Gesu School and St. Malachy’s. There she gained firsthand experience with the Blended Learning Program that is now DePaul’s trademark.
Rosemary sees tremendous potential at both DePaul Catholic and in Germantown. “Germantown is on the verge of a renaissance, and DePaul Catholic can help lead the way. Our neighborhood has all the tools we need: varied houses of worship, an active Historical Society, affordable homes, a SEPTA station; even a corner grocer. Add DePaul Catholic to the mix, and our neighborhood can become the attractive, family-oriented community that it was a generation or two ago.
“As we develop the adjacent St. Francis Assisi church and rectory, we can continue to position ourselves as a neighborhood school serving Germantown’s children. Our children deserve an outstanding education to prepare them for successful lives. It’s what the Vincentian tradition requires of us, and it’s what our times demand.”