Mary Jacobson

Location: La Crosse

Position: Assistant Executive Director

Department: Management

Phone: 608.519.8022

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Biographical Info:

Catholic Charities has not just been a place of employment for me, but has been a place that has helped me grow as a person. I am one of the few people in the world that can say they love where they work. I am surrounded by friends each day I arrive at Catholic Charities. I have been a part of the Catholic Charities family since October of 2004. As a leader in the organization, I really appreciate all of the hard work and dedication of my fellow colleagues. My true joy comes from seeing our clients have their “Aha” moment when teaching them financial literacy.

My journey started with me being a half-time assistant to the Debt Management Program and half-time assistant to the Finance Department. From there I was promoted to a Financial Counselor, and for the last 7 years I have been the Director of Financial/Housing Counseling (which is now known as St. Lawrence Community Services). In December of 2012, I completed my Master’s Degree in Servant Leadership from Viterbo University. In 2007 I graduated with a B.S. in Finance from UW-La Crosse.

I am an active community member, wife and mother of two wonderful children, Jocelyn and Kai. I love animals and helped develop a local dog rescue group. One of my favorite hobbies is scrapbooking!