The Women’s Giving Circle is a new initiative of The Catholic Foundation of South Louisiana dedicated to bringing together a group of 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.
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.
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.
Women of any age who want to have a meaningful impact on our Catholic community.
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 2019 Grant Recipients!
All members are invited to a Sip and Learn on April 8th, located at St. Hilary of Poitiers in Raceland. At the Sip and Learn we will enjoy cocktails and listen to a 5 minute presentation from each nonprofit on how they impact women, children and families. Members will then be invited to vote on their top 3-5 nonprofits they would like to receive grant funding. Deadline to become a member is at the Sip and Learn. You can learn more about the presenting non-profits here.
Location: St. Hilary of Poitiers
Time: 4:30 pm
Christmas in May on May 8th at the Pastoral Center where our members will distribute the 2020 grant funds to the selected nonprofits in which our members voted.
Location: Pastoral Center