Meet Our Staff
Therese A. Polakovic - President
Terry Polakovic is a Co-Founder and the Executive Director of Endow. She has spent nearly 25 years working in the non-profit arena in the areas of management, fundraising, and volunteer coordination. Prior to founding Endow, Terry was the Chief Executive Officer of Seeds of Hope Charitable Trust for the Archdiocese of Denver. In addition to leading Endow, Terry has served as a board member for numerous non-profit organizations. She is currently serving as a trustee for The Catholic Foundation for the Roman Catholic Church in Northern Colorado. She is also a member of the board of directors for St. Catherine of Siena Academy in Wixom, Michigan. In 2010, Terry was awarded the Cross Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice (“For the Church and Pontiff”), a special award from our Holy Father Pope Benedict XVI given for exceptional service to the Church. In 2011, the Catholic Leadership Institute honored Terry as an “Outstanding Catholic Leader.”
Terry and her husband, Mike, have two young adult children. Her daughter, Katie, graduated from Providence College in 2009 with a degree in Theology and shortly thereafter, she joined the Religious Sisters of Mercy of Alma, Michigan. Her religious name is Sister Maria Pacis, RSM. Her son, Joe, graduated from the University of Colorado in 2011 and is currently serving as an Officer in the United States Marines. Terry enjoys spending time with her family, reading, traveling, and exercising.
Kate Sweeney - Director of Programs
Kate Sweeney joined Endow in 2007 as the Director of Programs. Kate attended Franciscan University of Steubenville where she received her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing. Upon graduation, she spent two years serving as a missionary with International Volunteers in Houston, TX, where she primarily served high school and college students on local, national, and international evangelization missions. Post mission work, Kate spent several years as a client manager for Willis, an insurance consulting firm, before becoming the Director of Programs of Endow. In addition to working for Endow, Kate volunteers in young adult ministry for the Archdiocese of Denver, helping to organize young adult retreats and monthly Theology on Tap events. She also serves on the Board of Trustees for Bishop Machebeuf High School.
Eileen Love - Teacher and Trainer
Eileen Love arrived at Endow in 2006 after many years in parish work. Eileen has worked as a Director of Religious Education and was a featured columnist in the Denver Catholic Register from 1994-2000. She holds certification as a master catechist, is a 1994 graduate of the Catholic Biblical School and has her Master’s Degree in Theological Studies. Eileen now works as an editor on Endow study guides and travels the country speaking and training future Endow facilitators. She and her husband, Mike are the blessed and proud parents of 4 young men.
Gina Warner – Program Manager
Gina Warner formally joined Endow in 2013 as Program Manager after retiring her pen as a freelance writer. Prior to that she had been an Endow participant and facilitator for some time, and worked as an editor on Endow youth studies. Active in her family’s parish, she and her husband Chad have a teenage son and twin daughters. Gina loves to share the message of Endow and is enthusiastically received whenever she speaks about the feminine genius to groups of women in Denver and beyond. Gina is a graduate of Santa Clara University and is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Theology at the Augustine Institute.
Amy Nuanes – Director of Operations
Dora Collins – Operations & Program Coordinator
Jill Heringer – Administrative Assistant
Endow Spiritual Advisor
Most Rev. José H. Gomez, S.T.D.
Archbishop of Los Angeles
Endow Board of Directors
Mrs. Wendy Dominguez
Mrs. Marilyn Coors, Ph.D.
Mrs. Therese Polakovic
Mr. JD Flynn, J.C.L.
Mrs. Carie Freimuth
Mrs. Karleen Goerke, R.N., M.S.N., N.E.A.-B.C.
Mrs. Mercy Gutierrez
Mr. Jayd Hendricks
Mr. Terry LaVelle
Mrs. Jeanette DeMelo
Mrs. Suann Maier
Mr. Craig Miller
Mrs. Mary Morroni J.D.
Mrs. Martha Reichert
Mr. Tim Reichert Ph. D.
Mrs. Deb Smith, C.P.A.
Mrs. Joanie Todd
Mr. Randy Wambsgasss
Mrs. Madelynn Winstead, Ph.D.
J. Francis Cardinal Stafford, Retired President, Pontifical Council of the Laity (1996-2003), Major Penitentiary (2003-2010)
Most Rev. Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M., Cap., Archbishop of Philadelphia
Sister Prudence Allen, R.S.M., Ph.D.
Helen Alvaré, J.D.
Cathy Cleaver-Ruse, J.D.
Mary Jane Fox
Mary Ann Glendon, J.D.
Mother Ann Marie Karlovic, O.P.
F. K. Marsh, Ph.D.
Anne Roat, Ph.D.
Janet Smith, Ph.D.
Gloria Zapiain, M.A.