Dr. Maggie McCarty Hired as new Director of Development for the Bethlehem University Foundation
Beltsville, MD– The Bethlehem University Foundation will soon have a new Director of Development.  Mr. John L. Schlageter, Executive Director of the Bethlehem University Foundation, announced today the hiring of Dr. Maggie McCarty, D.Min., LHS, as the new Director of Development for the Foundation.

Dr. McCarty assumes the position on 13 February 2017. 

Mr. John L. Schlageter, Esq., KCHS, Executive Director said:

“I am thrilled to announce the hiring of Maggie McCarty as the new Director of Development for the Bethlehem University Foundation.  Maggie brings with her years of development experience with a passion for service to the Church especially in the Holy Land.  I am thrilled that she has accepted this new position and look forward to working with her.”

In her new role, Dr. McCarty will coordinate the planning, organizing, and directing of Bethlehem University Foundation’s fundraising efforts.

Dr. McCarty comes with over twenty nine years’ experience in fundraising, with four years working directly with the De La Salle Brothers as Executive Director of the Christian Brothers Conference.  She served most recently as the Associate Director and Director of Development for the Catholic Climate Covenant in Washington, D.C.

A certified fundraising executive (CFRE) and author, having received her Doctorate in Ministry from the Graduate Theological Foundation in South Bend, as well as achieving her Masters of Arts in Theology in addition to numerous other certifications and degrees, Dr. McCarty brings a wealth of knowledge of the Catholic Church and its mission to her new role in support of the Bethlehem University Foundation.

Dr. McCarty said: “I am honored to be named the Director of Development for the Bethlehem University Foundation. I have admired the work of the Bethlehem University Foundation for many years. I am also glad to be rejoining in the mission of the De La Salle Christian Brothers and to support their work in the Holy Land. I look forward to sharing the story of this remarkable University and the good work that the collaboration between the Christian Brothers and the Vatican has brought to the Holy Land.”

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About Bethlehem University:
Created following the historic 1964 visit of Blessed Pope Paul VI to the Holy Land, Bethlehem University is a Vatican sponsored Catholic co-educational institution operated by the De La Salle Christian Brothers.  The University’s mission is to provide quality higher education to the people of Palestine and to serve them in its role as a center for the advancement, sharing, and use of knowledge.

The University emphasizes excellence in academic programs and the development of students as committed people prepared to assume leading positions in society. The University aspires to fostering shared values, moral principles, and dedication to serving the common good.

As the only Catholic/Christian university in the Holy Land, Bethlehem University stands as one of the few hopes for maintaining a Christian presence in the Holy Land. 

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About the Bethlehem University Foundation:
  The Bethlehem University Foundation is the 501 (C) (3) not-for-profit organization entrusted with the sole mission of supporting and promoting Bethlehem University in the United States and Canada.   A gift to the Bethlehem University Foundation directly benefits the work of Bethlehem University. 

The Foundation is incorporated in the State of New Jersey and is headquartered in Beltsville, Maryland.   The Foundation has an independent Board of Directors and has among its members three ex-officio directors: the Chair of the Board of Regents, the Vice Chancellor of Bethlehem University, and the Vice President for Advancement of Bethlehem University.

To learn more about the Foundation, visit us at or like our Facebook page, “Bethlehem University Foundation.”