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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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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.


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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Photograph of LGBTQ+ Pride Flag waving against a clear blue sky.


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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Photo of two women embracing, holding up a certificate of achievment.


Will Mary’s Pence Fund Your Social Justice Project?

Wednesday, June 13, 1pm CST

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"


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.


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.


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.


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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Spring Saint Paul Art Crawl

April 27, 28, 29, 2018
St. Paul, Minnesota

Mary’s Pence will have our doors open on the 5th floor of the Northwestern building.Stop in to see beautiful handcrafted metalwork plaques, scarves hand-dyed in indigo, and other artisan crafts made by women participants in the ESPERA community lending program.

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Three Mary's Pence donors smiling at an event.


Philadelphia Donor Reception

Sunday, April 22, 2018
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Join Mary’s Pence staff and board for a relaxing afternoon get-together with Philadelphia area supporters! And meet Meg Eubank, Executive Director of Welcoming the Stranger, a two-time grantee.

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Two women stand behind the Mary's Pence exhibit table, smiling and talking to two women in front of the table.


Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women Annual Convention

April 20 and 21, 2018
Stillwater, Minnesota

The ACCW strives to unite all Catholic women of St. Paul and Minneapolis with news, information, programming and support. Stop by the Mary’s Pence table in the marektplace at ACCW’s 2018 Annual Convention, celebrating 86 years of living the joy of the gospel. We would love to see you!

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