By Lydia Peña
In August 2013, Pearl McGivney, president of the Sisters of Loretto, asked me to raise $1 million for a Loretto Pakistan Endowment Fund. An endowment ensures the future of the Pakistan mission and work of our Sisters living there. Margaret Hartman, a 1967 alumna of Loretto Heights College (LHC), pledged $250,000 and said, “The Sisters of Loretto were founded to educate, and I, a thankful alumna of LHC, want to help them continue the work that they began over 200 years ago. I believe education is the key to making a life and making a living. As a global citizen, I want to be mindful of all children, women and men throughout the world.”
With the help of many persons, former students and other friends of Loretto who value the work that Sisters of Loretto have done globally and are doing in Pakistan, the fund is growing daily. We are deeply thankful for your past support of the Pakistan Endowment Fund and want you to know that your generous spirit has enabled the fund to grow beyond $920,000.00 — approximately $200,000.00 in pledges and bequests is included. With your open heart to poor children and women, the Pakistan Endowment is daily getting closer to our goal of $1,000,000.00.
All gifts to the Sisters of Loretto are tax deductible. Bequests and gifts of stock are encouraged and valued as we move toward our goal of $1 million. To give online, click here, or make your check payable to Sisters of Loretto and send it to Pakistan Endowment, Loretto Development Office, 4000 S. Wadsworth Blvd., Littleton, CO 80123. Our Sisters from Pakistan and the Loretto Community thank all those who have already made a difference and encourage others to make gifts of whatever size you are able. We appreciate them all!