Margaret I. Keightley

Executive Director of the Catholic Community Foundation

Margaret Keightley is the Executive Director of the Catholic Community Foundation of the Diocese of Richmond and of the McMahon Parater Scholarship Foundation. She is responsible for overseeing the growth and strategic management of the foundations as well as leading a dedicated staff who support the mission of the foundations.

At work, Margaret can be counted on to scoff at Alex’s bad jokes (although some aren’t really THAT bad) and walking down to the IT Dept. to ask them dumb questions that could probably be solved by just turning off the computer and turning it back on. And of course, she can be relied upon to produce a cute picture of her dog, Moose, on demand.

Margaret earned her Bachelor of Arts in History and American Studies from the University of Virginia and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Richmond.

Outside of work, Margaret loves to volunteer in the community for organizations such as Greater Richmond SCAN, St. Joseph’s Villa, and Cristo Rey Richmond. She also enjoys traveling and reading. She and her husband, along with their two children, are members of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Richmond.

Alex Previtera, CFRE

Director of Development & Operations

Alex Previtera is the Director of Development and Operations for the Catholic Community Foundation. In his role, he oversees parish development services (including offertory and stewardship support, capital campaigns, and legacy giving), the general operations of the Foundation, and the Annual Appeal.

The team can count on Alex to “brighten their days” with jokes that make them chuckle or courtesy laugh, but rarely elicit a real laugh.

Alex earned his Bachelor of Arts in Theatre from Pennsylvania State University.

Outside of work, Alex enjoys spending time with his family, vacationing at the beach (but not taking long walks on them), playing vintage video games, watching episodes of Star Trek: The Original Series, continuing to try his hand at gardening with his wife and daughter, and avidly reading about the continuing adventures of Moose Keightley.

Kathryn McElheny

Director of the McMahon Parater Scholarship Foundation

Kathryn McElheny is the Director of the McMahon Parater Scholarship Foundation and Catholic School Development. In her role, Kathryn oversees all Educational Improvement Scholarship Tax Credit (EISTC) giving for 29 diocesan and independent schools. She also provides support and professional development for schools to enhance their overall advancement efforts.

Before her current role, Kathryn served as the Director of Enrollment and Development at Saint Joseph Catholic School in Petersburg, VA. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Public Health from William & Mary and her Master of Science in Education in School Leadership from the University of Pennsylvania.

Outside of work, Kathryn enjoys playing recreational sports and spending time with her two cats.

Maryagnes F. Keenan, Ed.D.

Director of Planned Giving

Maryagnes F. Keenan, Ed.D. is the Director of Planned Giving for the Catholic Community Foundation. In her role, she is responsible for all aspects of the legacy giving program for parishes, schools, and campus ministries. In addition, she manages the Foundation’s Lumen Christi Legacy Society and Women’s Giving Circle and coordinates the onboarding of new funds into the Foundation.

Her colleagues affectionately call her “Sleuth Keenan” because they can count on her to find just about anything and solve a mystery gift.

Maggie is a graduate of Temple University and Virginia Commonwealth University and earned her doctorate in higher education from the University of Georgia.

Outside of work, Maggie is a life-long distance runner, enjoys skeet shooting, plays the banjo, and is certified in genealogy.

Veronica Scholle

Mission Advancement Manager

Veronica Scholle is a Mission Advancement Manager for the Catholic Community Foundation. In her role, she stewards donors and assists in helping them meet their philanthropic goals. She also meets with pastors and shares ideas on offertory goals, campaigns, and engagement opportunities with parishioners.

Veronica and her husband spent 20 years traveling the country and overseas. As a military spouse, she was active as a Religious Education teacher in numerous parishes and dioceses. She and her husband have a daughter in Philadelphia, a son in Richmond, and a son and daughter-in-law in El Paso.

Veronica earned her Bachelor of Arts in English from Wright State University.

Outside of work, Veronica enjoys hiking, traveling, and cooking. She also loves discovering new trails, trying out new recipes, and planning her next adventure.

Karol X. Garcia

Mission Advancement Manager for Hispanic Communities

Karol Garcia is the Mission Advancement Manager of Hispanic Communities for the Catholic Community Foundation. In her role, she develops training programs that resonate culturally, helping Latino/Hispanic Catholics strengthen their connections to their parishes and live out stewardship as a joyful way of life.

Karol is passionate about fostering parish engagement and is a staunch advocate of the catholic stewardship principles.

Karol earned her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing & International Business from Autonoma University.

When not at work, Karol is likely to be found on her paddleboard, navigating the calm waters, or hiking through peaceful trails. Back on land, she might be taking care of her plants or lost in a book, always eager to absorb new knowledge. Karol’s idea of a perfect day includes a quiet paddle, a trail walk, or discovering a new gardening tip.

Amanda Glass

Database Manager

Amanda Glass is the Database Manager for the Catholic Community Foundation. Her expertise is crucial in integrating stewardship efforts, fund tracking, donor recognition, and reporting across the Pastoral Center, parishes, and schools in addition to supporting our many generous donors.

In the office, Amanda is appreciated for her meticulous attention to detail and her calm, methodical approach to challenges. She ensures that every piece of data is in its place, supporting the Foundation’s mission with quiet efficiency.

Amanda earned her Bachelor of Arts in Art History from the University of Virginia.

Outside of work, Amanda enjoys spending time with her family, embracing the simple joys of life together.

Jennifer Burkhead

EISTC Data Specialist

Jenny Burkhead is the Educational Improvement Scholarship Tax Credit (EISTC) Data Specialist for the McMahon Parater Scholarship Foundation and works on special projects for the Catholic Community Foundation.

Jenny’s primary responsibilities revolve around the EISTC program which includes generating reports for donors, students, and schools, processing forms and donations, and corresponding with schools and donors about scholarships and donation requirements.

Jenny earned her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Randolph-Macon College.

Outside of work, Jenny enjoys the tranquility of long walks in the country, pampering the many stray cats that have adopted her home, and spending quality time with her two daughters and family. She also loves escaping to her favorite spot, Hatteras Island.

Joy Bowes

Development Coordinator

Joy Bowes is the Development Coordinator for the Catholic Community Foundation. She brings a wealth of experience from Henrico County Public Schools’ Exceptional Education program and years of enthusiastic community volunteering.

In her role, Joy is the digital wizard at both the Catholic Community Foundation and the McMahon Parater Scholarship Foundation. She’s the social media maestro, special project extraordinaire (like those epic Giving Days), and the team’s unofficial tech and design guru. Her blend of tech-savvy and creativity keeps the office buzzing with fresh ideas and a touch of fun.

When she’s not working her magic at the office, you’ll find Joy hiking, gardening, working out, or perfecting her AI prompt engineering skills.

Julie Casanova

Administrative Assistant

Julie Casanova is the Administrative Assistant for the Catholic Community Foundation. She meticulously handles donor correspondence, manages invoices, and helps keep the office running smoothly. Julie is also pivotal in planning and executing the Foundation’s special events, from tech setups to working with caterers.

In the workplace, Julie’s quick wit and keen observations bring a lively spark to the office, often adding a touch of humor to the workday.

Outside the office, Julie indulges in her passion for crafting, making jewelry and crocheting items for her friends and family. She also treasures the time spent with her son, daughter, and her dog.