Donor Relations Associate
Okairy Calderon joins the Orange Catholic Foundation as the Donor Relations Associate. Born and raised in Orange County, Okairy gained a true appreciation for Orange County and has always strive to help her community. From her involvement with Donate Life to being a mentor with the Big Brother Big Sisters of Orange County, Okairy has continued to lend a helping hand.
In addition to her commitment to the Orange County community, Okairy has done charitable work abroad. She spent a semester abroad at the University of London and interned for a local nonprofit organization, the Chinese Information and Advice Center. Currently, Okairy holds a Bachelors in Communications from California State University of Long Beach and hopes to continue her education in the near future.
Michelle Dao**, Philanthropy Associate
Michelle Dao joins the Orange Catholic Foundation supporting all aspects of the Foundation’s fundraising and stewardship outreach. Her primary focus is to manage the Our Lady of La Vang Shrine Project. Michelle also provides staff support to the Cathedral Sanctuary phase of the capital campaign along with overseeing outreach to the Vietnamese community through our existing and new Foundation programs (PSA, Stewardship, Planned Giving, Donor Services, Events, Communications, Heavenly Lights, Youth and Young Adults initiatives. etc.)
Michelle was raised in Orange County where she was a product of Catholic school education, having attended St. Callistus Catholic Elementary School (pre-Christ Cathedral Academy), has been actively involved in Youth and Young Adult programs at her parish (St. Callistus and now at Christ Cathedral), and knows many of our priests and Catholic leaders in our Diocese. In addition to her unique experience with the Catholic community in Orange County, Michelle also has a track record in fundraising, special events, and alumni relations at the University of San Francisco where she earned a degree in Business Marketing.
Kathy Dinh**, Donor Services Assistant
Kathy Dinh joins the Orange Catholic Foundation as the Donor Services Assistant. She serves the Foundation from processing gifts to workshop/event coordination. Kathy also supports the office staff with various projects and the day-to-day operations of the Foundation.
Kathy was raised by the loving community of St. Barbara Catholic Parish in Santa Ana. She now serves her home parish as a Youth Leader in the Vietnamese Eucharistic Youth Movement, as a bible teacher at the Vietnamese bilingual religious program, as an active Confirmation leader, as a Lector Coordinator and Hospitality Coordinator for youth Mass, and previously as a member of St. Barbara Youth Ministry. She currently holds a BA in Business Administration, concentrating in Business Economics and General Management from California State University of Fullerton.
Andrew Hudson, Accounting Manager
Andrew Hudson joined the Orange Catholic Foundation in early 2013 as an Accounting Assistant. In this position, he learned all aspects of the Foundation’s financial records and procedures. He has since been promoted to Accounting Manager, overseeing the day-to-day accounting and financial reporting of the Foundation’s ongoing campaigns, events, and investments. His focus is on maintaining accurate reporting while simultaneously working to enhance the accounting procedures of the organization. Andrew holds a Bachelor in Science Degree in Accounting from San Diego State University.
Tony Jennison, Vice President of Philanthropy
Tony Jennison joined the Orange Catholic Foundation in the summer of 2015. With a background in sales from a Fortune 150 company, Tony has spent the past 15 years in various university advancement (alumni, major giving and gift planning) positions at Loyola Marymount University, the University of Southern California, and most recently as the Executive Director of Advancement for the USC Caruso Center.
In his role, Tony works closely with diocesan leaders, donors and volunteers to focus on advancing the mission of the Foundation and the Diocese of Orange through philanthropic means. Areas of support include the ongoing Christ Cathedral capital campaign, the endowment building efforts for our parishes and schools, along with other ministries in our diocese.
Tony was educated in the Diocese of Orange and earned his BA and MBA from Loyola Marymount University as well as a Master in Leadership from USC. Tony and his wife, Liz, have three children and are parishioners at Our Lady Queen of Angels
Brad Kimball, Vice President of Operations
Brad is an accomplished leader with extensive experience executing large-scale cost effective programs with several local and international organizations that included a Senior Manger position with Ernst & Young. Brad was educated locally with a technology degree from Fullerton College and a finance degree from California State University Fullerton. He oversees the daily operations using his technical and financial background to support the Foundation’s mission and vision with a quality-driven focus on enhancing confidence, reliability, and performance within the organization.
Debbie Leaverton, Director of Parish Stewardship Education & Pastoral Services Appeal
Debbie has served the Diocese of Orange since 2001 and is responsible for directing the annual Pastoral Services Appeal and the Parish Stewardship Education ministry. She provides consultation for parishes on the implementation of Christian Stewardship, capital campaigns and electronic giving and coordinates formation opportunities for Pastors and Lay Leaders to help parishes embrace Christian Stewardship as a way of life. Debbie’s background includes project management, sales and marketing and training and development. She serves on the Board of the International Catholic Stewardship Council and recently chaired the sub-committee for Parish Stewardship Services. Debbie firmly believes that Christian stewardship is the living of our faith as Disciples of Christ. She is inspired by working with parish leadership and seeing the impact Stewardship can have on parishes, increasing engagement of all parishioners and revitalizing the life of the parish.
Beverli Legua, Communications Manager
At the Orange Catholic Foundation, Beverli manages the Foundation’s communications, marketing materials, website, social media webpages, and assists in coordinating various types of events that the Foundation hosts. She collaborates with different diocesan departments to further the mission of the Foundation and the Diocese of Orange.
Beverli graduated from the University of California, Irvine with a BA in Film and Media Studies, and a Digital Arts Minor. Although, her background encompasses a variety of industries, including entertainment and retail, her true passion is serving within the Catholic Church.
Interim Executive Director
Sue provides the Orange Catholic Foundation, parishes, schools and other Catholic charitable organizations in the Diocese of Orange with trainings in endowment development, endowment program development and ongoing planned giving support. Throughout our lives, we are given the opportunity and challenge to be a faithful steward of the gifts God has given us. How can we be good stewards of those gifts after we no longer need them? Sue works closely with individuals and families to begin to answer that question by faithful, thoughtful and informed planning. Sue prepares families for their discussion with their own personal advisors.
Anna Orozco*, Donor Services & Funds Assistant
Anna joined the Orange Catholic Foundation in June 2013. Anna previously worked for the Crystal Cathedral Ministries for 18 years. During that time, she held many positions, last of which was Administrative Assistant to the CFO. She also worked with Stewardship records and Planned Giving. At the Orange Catholic Foundation, Anna assists with data entry, processing documents and gifts from donors and receives calls and inquiries. She loves doing mission ministry work for the Lord and is a happy and friendly addition to the Orange Catholic Foundation.
Roxanna Payton*, Executive Assistant
Roxanna is the assistant to the Executive Director and President of the Orange Catholic Foundation. She provides administrative support to the office staff and to the Board of Directors of the Orange Catholic Foundation. Roxanna has worked as an administrative assistant for the Diocese of Orange for more than eleven years in various departments. She is fluent in English and Spanish, and earned her B.A in American Literature and Public Affairs from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Denise Pham**, Senior Accountant
Denise Pham has joined Orange Catholic Foundation in September 2017 with over 8 years of non-profit accounting experience. She will assist the Foundation’s day-to-day accounting and finance functions for various funds and programs. Denise earned her B.A in Accounting from California State University, Fullerton.
Denise and her husband have one daughter and three sons who all graduated from St. Barbara Catholic School and two children graduated from Mater Dei High School. She speaks both English and Vietnamese and enjoys volunteering in the bilingual religious program at Our Lady of La Vang Parish.
Stacey Velazquez, Data Entry Clerk
Stacey has been a dedicated employee of the Diocese of Orange for over 25 years. She has assisted in many different diocesan departments over the years, and for the past 13 years has worked on the PSA and more recently on the For Christ Forever Capital Campaign with data entry and various other tasks. She is a joyful support to all the Orange Catholic Foundation staff, providing them with the help as requested to increase their productivity.
Yolanda Wright, Donor Services Manager
Yolanda is our resident database expert, insuring that all donors’ gifts are properly applied according to their intention. She brings her expertise from 15 years of working for non-profits and always puts the donors’ needs first. Yolanda coordinates all the various campaign funds that the Orange Catholic Foundation manages to insure proper acknowledgement and application of gifts. She also assists with the grants process when the raised funds are distributed. Yolanda is a six-year veteran of the Orange Catholic Foundation.
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