The St. Bede Parish Finance Council (PFC) was formed in 2003. The PFC provides advice to the pastor in the financial matters of the parish, following operating guidelines of the Diocese of Pittsburgh. It also is charged with reviewing and approving certain large expenditures by the parish according to thresholds established by the Diocese, and with reviewing and approving the annual parish financial report prepared by the pastor.
The PFC meets quarterly to review school and parish financial statements for the preceding quarter, and to discuss financial matters of the parish. The pastor is present and participates in meetings of the PFC.
The PFC has a subcommittee focused on setting tuition rates and monitoring and supervising tuition collection for St. Bede School. It also has a subcommittee focused on maintenance of parish and school facilities.
Members of the PFC are appointed by the pastor. Members generally serve three-year terms but may be reappointed at the discretion of the pastor.
Parish Finance Council Members:
Angela Maher, Chair
Designations: MBA, Chartered Financial Analyst, Certified Cash Manager
Neighborhood: Squirrel Hill
Years at St. Bede: 39
Other: Former AVP Treasury Services, Forbes Health System; Director of Treasury Services, AHERF; CFO, ProlX Pharmaceuticals; VP and Director of Health Care Alliances, PNC Bank.
Deacon Rick Tucek
Designations: Certified Public Accountant
Occupation: St. Bede Church and School Business Manager
Years at St. Bede: 1
Other: Practicing CPA for 25 years; formerly owned accounting practice for 15 years; Business Manager for St. Louise DeMarilac; currently deacon at St. Maurice in Forest Hills.
Stefanie Bonavita, Secretary
Designations: MBA, Certified Treasury Professional
Neighborhood: Point Breeze
Years at St. Bede: 15
Other: Former VP/Product Manager for Foreign Exchange, BNY Mellon; Past PTG President, Active PTG Volunteer; Current Co-Treasurer of PTG; Current Chair of St. Bede School Advisory Board.
Designations: Investment Series 6, 7, 22
Occupation: Chaska Property Advisors, Commercial Properties Management
Neighborhood Squirrel Hill
Years at St. Bede: 40
Other: Spent five years in finance before turning to Residential and Commercial property work; Owned own company.
Designations: Business Administration
Occupation: Design engineer – AE Works, Operations Management – NATC and FCSI
Neighborhood: Regent Square
Years at St. Bede: 45
Other: Spent 10 years as operations manager and 13 years as a design manager; Treasurer of St. Bede Athletic Association; Chaired multiple SBAA Fund Raisers.
Years at St. Bede: 43
Other: Formerly US Army; US Steel for 33 years in accounting and purchasing management positions; Currently Treasurer for the Forest Highlands Community Association.