Development Director


Contact Ms. McDonough at 215-842-1266 x1401 or email at

Rosemary McDonough, of St. Margaret’s Parish, Narberth, PA, joined The DePaul CatholicSchool 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 annual funds for the School’s operating expenses, (such as scholarships,) and capital funds to transform the former St. Francis Assisi Church and rectory into additional space for DePaul students.

Ms. McDonough has worked as a development consultant, serving such Catholic institutions as Cabrini, Immaculata and Holy Child Rosemont. She was also Director of Development at Friends’ Central School and Annual Giving Director at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School. She was an inner city classroom volunteer at the Gesu School, and at fellow IMS network school, St. Malachy’s. There she gained firsthand experience with the Blended Learning Program that is now DePaul’s trademark.

Ms. McDonough sees tremendous potential at both DePaul Catholic and in Germantown.
“Germantown is on the verge of a renaissance, and DePaul Catholic is perfectly positioned lead it. Our neighborhood has all the tools we need: many vibrant houses of worship, an active Historical Society (George Washington really did sleep here!) generously sized, affordable homes; excellent public transportation, and several busy corner grocers.

“Add DePaul Catholic to the mix, and we have a welcoming, family-oriented community. Our school can make our neighborhood stronger for residents of both today and tomorrow.

“As we develop the adjacent St. Francis Assisi Church and rectory – which we own outright, thanks to some very generous donors – we can truly expand and transform DePaul. 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.”