Women’s Giving Circle

What is the Women’s Giving Circle?

The Women’s Giving Circle has kicked off our third year of bringing together women to learn about the needs in our Diocese and community, to raise awareness and funds for philanthropic giving. Designed as a giving circle, this group will leverage a pooled fund to have greater impact on the organizations they select. Together our members make an impact on women, children and families, we grow together spiritually and focus on making an impact locally. 100% of our members gifts are granted out to the nonprofits they choose, with an impact of over $150,000 over the past two years.

Our Mission

Through collective giving, collaboration, and shared faith, The Mother Teresa Women’s Giving Circle seeks to promote philanthropy that empowers women, compels action, and glorifies God.

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Membership Levels & Benefits

Compassionate Member


  • Join our circle for Kick-Off Mass with Bishop
  • Participate in Circle’s Service Project
  • Join us for Grant Check presentation to non-profits
  • All masses

Teresa’s Voting Member


  • Ability to vote on who will receive a grant
  • All above benefits

Leadership Gift


  • Ability to Vote
  • Receives Mother Teresa Women’s Giving Circle Lapel pen
  • Invited for bus tour to visit nonprofits that receive grants

Bishop’s Society


  • All above benefits
  • Private function with Bishop Fabre

Why have a Catholic Women’s Giving Circle?

The Mother Teresa Women’s Giving Circle brings together Catholic women from diverse backgrounds with one common goal: to bring about change through the power of grants that transform lives and build the body of Christ. Throughout the year, we will gather to learn about organizations and their needs, and decide together which projects to fund. There will also be opportunities to share ideas, serve with one another and, of course, plenty of time to socialize.

Who Should Join?

Women of any age who want to have a meaningful impact on our Catholic community.

Who We Support?

Members will vote annually on recipient beneficiaries serving the Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux and our local community. The voting process and grant announcement occurs late spring/early summer.


View our 2020 Grant Recipients!

2020 Recipients

View our Past Grant Recipients!

2019 Recipients

WGC goes Virtual in 2020!

We’re proud to launch our Virtual Tours of each of the six nonprofits who received funds this past Spring of 2020.Typically we would be visiting these nonprofits in person, and rather than cancelling all together, we felt it very important to continue our plan but take it virtual. This spring 120+ members of our Mother Teresa Women’s Giving Circle granted out $83,000 to the below nonprofits. Our members wanted to ensure at the peak of COVID and the stay at home order, our local nonprofits continued to receive the much needed support so they could continue to help women, children and families, especially this year!

Upcoming Women’s Giving Circle Events

April 21, 2021

Sip and Learn

5:30 PM — Larose Civic Center

Nonprofit presentations will be made. Virtual option will be available for those unable to attend

RSVP to aponson@htdiocese.org