Mary Kay McGettigan

Class of 1997

After graduating from Saint Basil Academy in 1997, Mary Kay attended La Salle University, graduating in 2001 with a B.A. in Communication.

She began her professional career at La Salle in the Department for University Events in 2003, moved into Alumni Relations in 2007 as the Assistant Director for Clubs and Chapters and was named the Associate Director for Regional Programs in 2013 (her current position). She received her Masters in Education from La Salle in 2013.

In 2013, Mary Kay co-founded a non-profit foundation with her brother Don and his wife Mary, called Cara’s Sweethearts (www.carasweethearts.org). Named in honor of their daughter Cara (now an energetic 4 year old), who was born at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Their goal is to help make life a little bit easier for children and families going through the most difficult of times, even while in the best hands at Philadelphia’s local children’s hospitals and the Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House. Mary Kay currently serves as the Director of Fundraising and Signature Events..  It has been the most rewarding work of her life.

Mary Kay resides in Fox Chase, just down the road from SBA and still keeps in touch with many of her girlfriends from the classes of 1996, 1997, and 1998.