Jesuits welcome new advancement director
August 22nd, 2016
Siobhan Lawlor has been named provincial assistant for advancement and communication for the California and Oregon provinces of the Society of Jesus. Jesuit Father Michael Weiler, California Provincial, and Jesuit Father Scott Santarosa, Oregon Provincial, made the announcement jointly.
“I am honored and excited to begin this mission of advancement for an institution I care deeply about and that has long shaped my worldview,” said Lawlor, a Boston College alumna with a law degree from Santa Clara University, both Jesuit schools, in a statement. Lawlor, a graduate of St. Francis High School in Mountain View and her husband Joe McCarthy, a graduate of St. Ignatius College Prep are longtime members of St. Nicholas Parish, Los Altos. They have three sons: a sophomore at the University of Notre Dame; a soon to be a freshman at University of Oregon; and a rising sophomore at Bellarmine College Prep in San Jose. Lawlor has served since 2005 as campaign director and the last four years development director at Woodside Priory School in Portola Valley. She also worked as an associate at law firms specializing in insurance defense, business litigation, and bankruptcy. In addition, she served in the Jesuit Volunteer Corps in Seattle. She assumed her duties with the provinces Aug. 8.
“Siobhan wants to help us raise the funds we need so we can continue to care for our elderly Jesuits, to form our growing number of scholastics for mission, and to help us continue to go to those places where the church most needs us,” Fathers Santarosa and Weiler said.
Father Santarosa will become provincial of the new U.S. West Province when the California and Oregon provinces come together in July 2017.
From August 25, 2016 issue of Catholic San Francisco.