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Advancing Jesus’ Mission...Together Dear Partner in Mission, You may have noticed that the Sisters of Notre Dame use the term partner in mission often. This term encompasses all who join with the Sisters of Notre Dame to see that the Gospel is proclaimed in daily, joyful ministries.

Partners are, for example, those who come to us for faithsharing; who notify us that they included the Sisters of Notre Dame in their will; who spend time selling Festival raffle tickets year after year; who volunteer and serve on SND ministries’ boards; who share SND Facebook updates with their friends; and, those who pray for the sisters and their intentions (the many blessings we have received are no coincidence).

We hesitate to simply say that you are supportive of the Sisters of Notre Dame mission. Rather, we see you as partners with the Sisters of Notre Dame in supporting and carrying out Jesus’ mission...together. We know that there are many avenues for you to advance Jesus’ mission-within your parish, at local social service organizations-so it means the world that you and so many others have chosen to spread God’s love alongside the Sisters of Notre Dame.

Your partnership ensures, among many things, that children receive a life-changing education in SND urban schools and at the mission in Uganda; that retired sisters’ healthcare needs are met; that sisters serve our Hispanic brothers and sisters at El Centro in Covington, KY, and in the Dayton Hispanic Ministry; and that quality health care and spiritual care are accessible in Eastern and Northern Kentucky. There is a saying in Africa: If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together. Well, Partner, thank you for going the distance. Sincerely,


Jodee McElfresh Director of Mission Advancement

ways to give Monthly giving coMpanions

Through, you can schedule an automatic monthly donation to either the SND greatest needs, SND retirement fund, or Uganda & East Africa missions.

planned giving

Planned gifts to the Sisters of Notre Dame can include: • Wills/Bequests • Gifts of Stock • Charitable Gift Annuity • Charitable Trust • Life Insurance Policies • Gifts of Property/Real Estate • Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs)


A gift in honor of or in memory of a family member or friend is a special way to show your support for the mission and values of the Sisters of Notre Dame. An Honorarium gift acknowledges a special time in someone’s life, while a Memorial gift is given in memory of a deceased loved one.

Nurturing God’s CreationSND Tree Campaign

The SND Tree Campaign is a beautiful and lasting way to honor a loved one, remember an event, or celebrate a milestone. With a contribution of $500 to the Sisters of Notre Dame, a tree will be planted on the SND grounds, accompanied by a personalized marker.

Upcoming projects • Construction of new nursery school in Buseesa, Uganda. • Replacement of obsolete computers at mission in Uganda. • Purchase of wheelchairs and wheelchair-accessible bus.

call, email, write, or visit us Questions? Ideas for how to partner with the Sisters of Notre Dame? Please contact us at: Sisters of Notre Dame Office of Mission Advancement, 1601 Dixie Highway, Covington, KY 41011 Greatest Needs, Retirement, Planned Giving: Ms. Jodee McElfresh (859)392-8228 /

Uganda Mission: Sr. Mary Margaret Droege (859)392-8109 /

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