The Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill, Greensburg, PA, have appointed Julia E. Trimarchi Cuccaro, Esq., to be their new Director of Development. “I am very pleased that Julia has joined our staff,” said Sister Catherine Meinert, President and Provincial Superior of the Sisters of Charity United States Province. “She has served as one of our financial advisory committee members for the past two years and is very aware of our mission and our needs.” Julia will secure funding from private and public sources to enable the Sisters of Charity to continue their mission and ministries and to provide for the needs of the community. Her responsibilities will include management of written appeal efforts, grant writing, and fund-raising events and activities.
A native of Indiana County, PA, Julia received a law degree from Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, and has practiced law in Indiana County for twenty-eight years in areas that include real estate, estate planning, trusts, small corporations, and banking. No stranger to nonprofit fundraising and development, Julia currently chairs a successful campaign to raise three million dollars for the Central Allegheny Challenger Learning Center, a nonprofit organization that serves twenty-two counties in western and central Pennsylvania. The center is missioned to provide hands-on learning experiences in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) for persons of all ages, with particular emphasis on middle school students.
“The expertise Julia brings to her new position with the Sisters of Charity will broaden the scope of the planned giving initiatives of the province,” commented Sister Mary Norbert Long, Provincial Councilor and Treasurer. “Her professional experience will lend itself to building new donor relationships and strengthening existing bonds with friends and partners of the Sisters of Charity.” Julia serves on the board of trustees at Seton Hill University, Greensburg, PA; the Kiski School, Saltsburg, PA; and the James Finnegan Foundation, Harrisburg, PA. She was recently elected to the school board of the Indiana Area School District, Indiana, PA. Julia formerly served on the boards of First Commonwealth Financial Corporation and First Commonwealth Bank. She also held the position of Assistant Secretary of First Commonwealth Bank and served as legal counsel for the bank. Julia has also been involved in various family businesses, including Trim Tree Nursery and Foremost Consumer Discount Company.
Julia and her husband John live in White Township and are members of Saint Bernard of Clairvaux Parish, Indiana, PA. They are the parents of two adult children, John and Clara.