The Sisters of Providence appreciate and honor every donor and every gift!
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 Sisters of Providence Administration Building, where it is viewed daily by visitors, sisters and staff.
The Rooted in Providence recognition plaque honors those who are deeply rooted in the mission and ministries of the Sisters of Providence through cumulative gifts of $100,000 or more. This plaque, located in the south corridor of the Church of the Immaculate Conception. New Rooted in Providence honorees are recognized at the Saint Mother Theodore Guerin Dinner the first Saturday in June.
Saint Mother Theodore Guerin Foundation was established to honor family, friends and alumnae of the Sisters of Providence who have designated the Sisters of Providence as a beneficiary in their will or other estate plans. These donors receive a small gift of appreciation and a channel plate with their designated wording on the Saint Mother Theodore Guerin Foundation plaque. The plaque is located in the Sisters of Providence Administration Building.
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 annual Saint Mother Theodore Guerin dinner.
The Saint Mother Theodore Guerin Dinner is held annually to honor faithful supporters of the Sisters of Providence including Tree of Life members, Saint Mother Theodore Guerin Foundation members, Rooted in Providence honorees and past and current award recipients of the Queen Amelia, Sarah & Joseph Thralls and Saint Mother Theodore Guerin Companions Awards. The dinner is typically held the first Saturday in June.
Queen Amelia (Award) was very gracious and generous to Mother Theodore when she returned to France in 1843 to raise funds for her struggling 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 and helped the French sisters survive in pioneer Indiana. 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.
Saint Mother Theodore Companions (Award) accompanied the foundress and supported her through many years, remaining faithful to advancing the mission. This award honors up to five present-day companions who, in their support of the Congregation, exhibit the best qualities of the five heroic women.
For more information, please contact Mission Advancement office at 812-535-2800 or email MA@spsmw.org.
The Sisters of Providence remember all benefactors, constituents, alumnae/i and companions in daily prayer.