Chris McCarville, Executive Director
Chris oversees all Catholic Foundation of Southwest Iowa (CFSWIA) activities in his role. Specifically, Chris is responsible for CFSWIA investments, planned giving initiatives, donor advised funds and also serves as the primary liaison between the CFSWIA and all parishes, schools and organizations within the Diocese of Des Moines.
Prior to assuming this role, Chris was the Director of Institutional Advancement for the Holy Family Catholic Schools in Dubuque from 2011-2016. From 2008-2011, Chris served as Director of Alumni and Constituent Relations at Jesuit College Preparatory School in Dallas, Texas. He also served in a variety of capacities at Xavier High School in Cedar Rapids from 2002-2008 which included Associate Dean of Students and Theology Instructor. Chris earned a BA from Mount Mercy College and also holds an MA from the University of Northern Iowa in Educational Leadership.
Chris and his wife Erica have a son, Jack. They live in West Des Moines and are active parishioners at St. Francis of Assisi Parish.
Brooke Pulliam, Director of Planned Giving
Brooke is responsible for facilitating planned giving initiatives in support of Catholic schools, parishes, and organizations within the Diocese of Des Moines. Brooke specializes in working with individuals and couples who have a desire to create a lasting legacy of financial support in our Catholic community.
Prior to coming to the CFSWIA, Brooke was the Major Gifts and Alumni Coordinator at Dowling Catholic High School. Brooke has worked in major gifts, marketing, communications, and relationship building for most of her professional life. She is a proud graduate of Iowa State University with degrees in Marketing and Management.
A native of Des Moines, Brooke and her husband David, have three children: Taylor, Laney and Nick. Brooke looks forward to the positive impact CFSWIA can continue to have on our children and families. The Pulliams reside in Des Moines and are active parishioners at Sacred Heart Parish.
Maureen Kenney, Marketing & Communications Manager
Maureen is responsible for communicating the Catholic Foundation’s mission through all forms of marketing, advertising, and public relations initiatives. She also assists in managing the CFSWIA operational and administrative efforts.
Prior to joining the CFSWIA, Maureen served as a Grants & Contracts Specialist in the Office of Research & Innovation at the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas. Maureen holds a BA from Illinois State University with dual degrees in Marketing and Journalism. Maureen and her husband Vince live in Des Moines and are active parishioners at St. Anthony Parish.