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.

Cumulative Gifts Recognized Are:

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 new 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, 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.

Saint Mother Theodore Guerin Foundation was established to honor family, friends and alumnae of the Sisters of Providence who have given us 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 gift of appreciation, engraved with the donor’s name.

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.

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.

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Julia and David Fuhs, Jasper, Ind., received the 2016 Queen Amelia Award from Sister Denise Wilkinson, general superior.

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.

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Jasonville, Ind., resident and Providence Associate Sheila Donis received the 2016 Sarah and Joseph Thralls Award from Sister Denise Wilkinson, general superior.

Saint Mother Theodore Companions (Award) were young and remained faithful to advancing the mission. This award honors up to five present-day companions who exhibit the best qualities of the five foundresses.

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Decatur, Ill., resident Michael Cassell (from left) was one of six recipients of the Saint Mother Theodore Companions Award in 2016. All received the award from Sister Denise Wilkinson, general superior (second from left). The remaining recipients were (from left) Johanna Henry, Indianapolis, Frances Ginther, Gary, Ind., Marilyn and Charles Neuman, Arlington Heights, Ill.,. and Dr. Karla Zody, West Terre Haute.