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Letter from President

Dear Theresian Sisters and Supporters,

Welcome to the new Theresian website.  Please read the section on Theresian Foundation FAQs, which provides general information about all aspects of the Foundation.  If you require additional information, please contact Victoria Schmidt, Executive Director of Theresians International, and either Vicki or I will provide you with the information that you seek.

Foundation funding is donor-driven.  The Foundation is an ideal investment for those of us who want to see Theresians continue to prosper beyond our own lifetimes.  Theresians is important to each and every one of us.  Our spirituality is enhanced by the bond of community shared by the sisterhood of Theresians.  Part of our ministry is to extend Theresian membership to other women who hunger for deeper spirituality and wish to follow the Five Dimensions of Theresians. 

The Theresian Foundation plays a vital role in supporting and perpetuating the mission and ministry of Theresians worldwide.  The Foundation’s sole purpose is to collect and invest funds earmarked for the support of Theresians International.  As required by its charter, the Foundation  distributes a set percentage of its assets to Theresians International yearly.  This year’s distribution to Theresians International is $24,000 plus an additional $3,500 to develop the new Theresian website. 

As Theresians we need to adopt the missionary spirit of our patroness St. Therese of Lisieux “to make God loved” by all people.  We know personally that Theresians can make a difference in the lives of women and it is our responsibility to offer that opportunity to other women in untapped geographic areas.  

The Foundation accepts all gifts, regardless of size or frequency.  Celebrate Life cards are a beautiful way to honor your friends, family, and fellow Theresians for birthdays, anniversaries, and other important life events.  Donations can be made in gratitude for answered prayer, as memorial gifts, or as part of estate planning.  The important thing is the knowledge that all contributions to the Theresian Foundation keep the fire of Theresians burning in perpetuity.

Your donations to the Theresian Foundation are greatly appreciated.  Thank you for helping to build a strong and sustainable future for our organization. 

In Theresians,

Linda F. Alesi
President
Theresian Foundation