The Sisters of Providence appreciate and honor every donor and every gift!

Every donor remains in the prayers of the Sisters of Providence, and every month, all benefactors and their intentions are remembered especially during Eucharist Liturgy in the Church of the Immaculate Conception.

Additional special recognition includes:

Tree of Life recognizes donors for cumulative gifts of $5,000 or more. It was established in 1986 and to date honors more than 700 donors. The recognition piece is located in the entryway of Owens Hall, where it is viewed daily by visitors, sisters and staff.

Saint Mother Theodore Guerin Foundation was established to recognize relatives, alumnae and friends who have made a planned gift to the Sisters of Providence. Saint Mother Theodore Guerin Foundation members have a channel plate with their designated wording added to the Saint Mother Theodore Guerin Foundation plaque and receive a glass bell with the words of Saint Mother Theodore etched onto it, as well as the donor’s name.

Honoring those who are deeply rooted in the mission and ministries of the Sisters of Providence through cumulative gifts of $100,000 or more is the Rooted in Providence recognition plaque. This plaque, located in the south corridor of the Church of the Immaculate Conception, was specially designed by Sister Karen Van De Walle, CSJ; Mark Grable; and Mary Ann and Kerry Byrne. New Rooted in Providence honorees are recognized especially at the Saint Mother Theodore Guerin Dinner in June.

Queen Amelia (Award) was very gracious and generous to Mother Theodore when she returned to France to raise funds for the Sisters of Providence community. The recipient of the Queen Amelia Award is so honored for making significant monetary gifts and gifts of time and talent to the Sisters of Providence.

Sarah and Joseph Thralls (Award) welcomed Mother Theodore and her five companions into their log cabin when they arrived in 1840 and shared everything they had. The recipient of the Sarah and Joseph Thralls Award is so honored because she/he has shared her/his time, talent and treasures with the Sisters of Providence.

Special recognition

There are times when the Sisters of Providence feel an individual, organization, business or foundation deserves special recognition for their outstanding support. This special recognition is given during the Saint Mother Theodore Guerin dinner.

The Saint Mother Theodore Guerin Dinner is held annually to honor Tree of Life members, Saint Mother Theodore Guerin Foundation members and Rooted in Providence honorees, as well as other faithful supporters of the Sisters of Providence. The dinner is typically held the first Saturday in June.

The Sisters of Providence keep all benefactors, constituents, alumnae/i and companions in daily prayer.