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Mary's Pence board and staff on stage with the award for Responsive Philanthropy.

Mary’s Pence Wins Award for Responsive Philanthropy

It is an honor to be recognized as a responsive funder during a moment when women and other marginalized people are facing tremendous struggles. Mary’s Pence is committed to supporting women who have experienced injustice.

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Announcements

Social Justice Reading List 2018

In a moment where our attention is being pulled by the trauma of so many communities it is a radical act to keep paying attention. And we think the insight from each of these books helps us walk in truer solidarity.

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Events

Vets For Peace Annual Convention

August 22-26, 2018
St. Paul, Minnesota

The theme for the 33rd annual convention is Reclaim Armistice Day. The week will be filled with amazing workshops, community, discussions, music and art. Make sure to stop by the Mary’s Pence booth!

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Photograph of three woman standing at a Mary's Pence exhibit booth. Two women are wearing Mary's Pence t-shirts.

Events

LCWR Assembly – Reception for the Sisters

Thursday, August 9, 6-8pm
St. Louis, Missouri

Please join us for a wine and cheese reception at the LCWR Assembly in gratitude to the sisters who have supported Mary’s Pence. We will be celebrating 10 years of the ESPERA program!

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Photograph of Mary's Pence executive director Katherine Wojtan and another staff member laughing as they pose with a life-size cut out of Pope Francis.

Events

Association of US Catholic Priests Assembly

June 25-28, 2018
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Mary’s Pence will be attending and exhibiting at the Association of US Catholic Priests Assembly, The Church in a Post-Modern World: Spirituality and Ministry in a Secular Age. Make sure you stop by our booth and say hello!

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Events

Twin Cities Pride Festival

June 23 and 24, 2018
Minneapolis, Minnesota

The Twin Cities Pride Festival is a two day celebration of the LGBTQ+ community! Mary’s Pence will be one of over 400 exhibitor booths. Plus there will be food vendors and free music performances among other great entertainment. All LGBTQ+ people and allies are welcome.

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Events

Will Mary’s Pence Fund Your Social Justice Project?

Wednesday, June 13, 1pm CST
Teleconference

Join us for an hour long teleconference to learn how to apply for a grant from Mary’s Pence. We will present about our grant criteria and application process, and we’ll have time to answer questions.

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Photograph of many students marching outside and holding a blue sign reading "march for our lives"

Announcements

Statement Against Gun Violence

Your leadership is vital. We stand with you because the burden of social justice belongs to all of us. Young people led the civil rights and anti-war movements. Many of us in our youth spearheaded women’s and LGBTIQ efforts. You do the same.

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Photograph of Katherine and Karen with other Mary's Pence staff and ESPERA women.

Events

Cincinnati Supporter Reception

Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Cincinnati, Ohio

Join Mary’s Pence Executive Director, Katherine Wojtan to learn about two local Cincinnati grantees, Lydia’s House and The Contact Center. Hosted by Karen Hurley, former Mary’s Pence board member.

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Beth Dehghen, Executive Director of WomenNC and other participants at the UN.

Events

North Carolina Supporter Reception

Thursday, May 10, 2018
Cary, North Carolina

Join Mary’s Pence Executive Director Katherine Wojtan at the home of Beth Dehghan, Executive Director of three-time grantee WomenNC. Refreshments will include middle eastern tea and desserts from China and India.

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Photograph of bright yellow, red, and orange wild tulips.

Events

MayDay Festival

May 6, 2018
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Celebrate spring at the MayDay Festival in Powederhorn Park, Minneapolis. This is an multi-generational event put on by In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre with a little something for everyone including a parade, live entertainment, food, and two-story tall puppets.

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