Women’s Giving Circle

What is the Women’s Giving Circle?

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.

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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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.

 

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2019 Recipients

Membership Levels & Benefits

Compassionate Member

$50-$249

  • 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

$250

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

Leadership Gift

$500

  • 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

$1000+

  • All above benefits
  • Private function with Bishop Fabre

Upcoming Women’s Giving Circle Events

Feb 13, 2020

Valentine’s Tea

Members and guests are invited for a Love Luncheon on February 13th to grow in faith and learn more about the Women’s Giving Circle. We will discuss the 10 nonprofits we will vote on this coming year, grow in faith together and discuss how our ONE catholic community of women can work together to impact our community.

Location: Ms. Charlotte Bollinger’s Residence
Time: 2-4 pm

Apr 8, 2020

Sip and Learn

All members are invited to a Sip and Learn on April 8th, location TBD. 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 on April.

Location: To Be Determined

May 8, 2020

Grant Check Presentation

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