NOTES FROM THE OFFICE
Spring Regional Workshop Series Concludes with Baltimore/Washington Program on Trends and Direction Setting
On Monday, dozens of Catholic fundraisers gathered at The Washington Retreat House (Washington, D.C.). The workshop featured speakers Sr. Georgette Lehmuth, OSF from NCDC, and Jack Doyle from Amergent (Peabody, MA) and focused on trends and issues in the nonprofit fundraising sector that impact the Catholic development community.
This workshop concluded the spring regional workshop series. Programming this summer will include four webinars and the annual conference this September. The fall regional workshop series will be announced later this summer.
Regional programs are provided by NCDC at the request of local members. If you are interested in bringing a regional NCDC program to your area, please email Sharon Unterreiner.
Community Engagement: Setting Your Foundation for Success, June 14, Webinar
Lumen Award Entry Deadline, June 30
Eww….That’s Taboo!, July 12, Webinar
NEWS FROM OUR MEMBERS
The Carmelite Fathers and Brothers and the Society of the Little Flower (Darien, IL) celebrated the ground breaking of a new National Shrine of St. Therese on May 15.
The ceremony marked the beginning of new construction as well as renovation of their Carmelite Gift Shop and much of the outside worship space across the 40-acre Carmelite Campus. The new worship space will seat 300, with the ability to expand to 700. There will also be a 30-seat reflective prayer chapel with a floor-to-ceiling glass wall to take advantage of the natural surroundings of the Carmelite Campus. The new expansion and renovation should be complete sometime in 2018.
The Maryknoll Sisters (Maryknoll, NY) shared a short video highlighting three ways the sisters help the environment in honor of World Environment Day.
Edmundite Missions hosted their annual community festival last week. The event drew more than 2,000 people to kick off the start of summer.