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Why I Give

“The BVM Sisters had and always will have a very special place in my heart. My family had the great fortune of living behind the convent in Sacramento, CA. My parents, sister and I were extremely fond of the sisters and knew many of them very well. I was taught by them from kindergarten through 8th grade. I feel especially blessed to be able to still communicate with Dolores Doohan, BVM, who was my fifth grade teacher. Her deep faith and great lessons to always persevere have inspired me throughout my life. She is a very special lady.”

—Janet D., Lincoln, CA

“The sisters gave me the foundations for my life. They taught me to think outside the box, believe in myself, be true to my commitments, share my love and always keep God in my life.”

—Della S., O Fallon, MO

“I just wanted to say thank you for the enduring impact you have had on my life.”

—Ellen B., Mequon, WI

“I was taught by BVM sisters at St. Raphael’s, Nativity, Wahlert, and Clarke, all in Dubuque. Forever grateful.”

—Carolyn S., Dubuque, IA

“In gratitude for the BVM Sisters who formed who I am, and gave me a lifelong love of learning and awareness of the needs of the poor. God Bless!”

—Linda W., Solon, OH

“This gift comes with my prayers of thanksgiving for the outstanding history of the BVM Sisters and for preservation of the archives of Mother Frances Clarke’s thousands of daughters and their apostolates for well over a century. They educated so many thousands of us! God bless and keep you.”

—Steven G., Indianapolis, IN

“Women of inspiration and courage whose legacy is being a living LIGHT – and bravely doing so in challenging situations, while also being a ‘match’ that lights the candles for others to SEE and KNOW they too are the LIGHT. In gratitude for this precious Life.”

—Barbara H., Albuquerque, NM

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Office of Development, Sisters of Charity, BVM
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