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Katherine, our Executive Director, at MINN 2018


2019 MINN Summit

November 1, 2019 Minneapolis, MN The MINN Summit is a full-day conference offering local organizations and globally-minded individuals a forum to connect, share, and learn. MINN’s annual Summit provides exciting professional...

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Grant Workshop


Minnesota Council of Nonprofits (MCN) Annual Conference: Challenge to Change

October 24-25, 2019 Rochester, Minnesota This year's MCN annual conference focuses on the theme "Challenge to Change." Stop in for our breakout session, Effective Grant Applications: A Conversation with Funders....

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LCWR Assembly Attendees visiting the Mary's Pence exhibit booth


Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR)

August 13-15, 2019
Scottsdale, Arizona

This annual gathering provides opportunities for education, reflection on issues pertinent to religious life leadership, networking, prayer and celebration. The theme of this year’s assembly is “Imagining Leadership in a Global Community.”

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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.


National Organization for Women (NOW) Conference

July 19-21
Bloomington, MN

The National Organization for Women is the largest organization of feminist grassroots activists in the United States. This year’s annual conference is titled “Feminist Agenda Rising: Our Time is Now.”

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


DignityUSA Conference

July 5-7, 2019
Chicago, Illinois

Join Mary’s Pence at the 2019 DignityUSA Conference in support of the LGBTQI Catholic social justice movement. This year’s conference theme “True to Ourselves, True to the Spirit” will honor 50 years of DignityUSA.

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Mary’s Pence Grants Overview

Wednesday, June 19th, 12pm CT
Zoom Video Conference

Join Mary’s Pence Grants Manager, Robyn Browning, for a teleconference to learn about the eligibility requirements and application process for the Mary’s Pence Grants program.

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Tabling at a conference


UMAC Nonprofit Resource Fair

Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Mary’s Pence will join local organizations at a nonprofit resource fair hosted by the University of Minnesota Advanced Careers Initiative (UMAC). Visit our table and learn more about our work.

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Elizabeth at MayDay


MayDay Festival

Sunday, May 5, 2019
Minneapolis, MN

All are welcome to celebrate spring with hand-built puppets and masks, music, and performance in the street. This year’s MayDay theme is “Beloved Community.” Look for the Mary’s Pence exhibit booth in Powderhorn Park!

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Grace and Nadine at MINN


Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women (ACCW) Convention

May 3-4
Eagan, Minnesota

The theme for the 87th ACCW convention is Missionary Disciples Reflecting God’s Joy. The two-day convention will be filled with speakers, educational sessions, and networking opportunities. Make sure to stop by the Mary’s Pence table in the Marketplace.

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Photograph of a woman hanging indigo dyed fabric on a clothesline to dry.


Spring Art Crawl

April 26-28, 2019
St. Paul, Minnesota

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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