Loretto Endowment Fund for Pakistan

By Lydia Peña

At left, Maria Daniel, Samina Iqbal and Nasreen Daniel stand in the doorway of Loretto House in Pakistan. (Photo courtesy of Lydia Pena and Mary Helen Sandoval)

At left, Maria Daniel, Samina Iqbal and Nasreen Daniel stand in the doorway of Loretto House in Pakistan.
(Photo courtesy of Lydia Pena and Mary Helen Sandoval)

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.”

People attend an event to raise money to assist the mission in Pakistan. The event was hosted by Anna Koop, Elaine Satterwhite and Mary Helen Sandoval and took place at Mary Helen's home. (Photo courtesy of Lydia Pena and Mary Helen Sandoval)

People attend an event to raise money to assist the mission in Pakistan. The event was hosted by Anna Koop, Elaine Satterwhite and Mary Helen Sandoval and took place at Mary Helen’s home.
(Photo courtesy of Lydia Pena and Mary Helen Sandoval)

From left, Maria and Nasreen Daniel and Samina Iqbal share highlights of their lives and educational work in Pakistan at Mary Helen Sandoval's home. (Photo courtesy of Lydia Pena and Mary Helen Sandoval)

From left, Maria and Nasreen Daniel and Samina Iqbal share highlights of their lives and educational work in Pakistan at Mary Helen Sandoval’s home.
(Photo courtesy of Lydia Pena and Mary Helen Sandoval)

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!

Students and alumni at Loretto Academy in El Paso join together for the Nun Run to raise more than $5,000 for the Loretto mission in Pakistan. The fund-raiser took place February 2014. It was not only a Nun Run, but a Fun Run for everyone! Thanks to Jane German, member of the Pakistan Committee and event organizer, for her dedication and passion. The total raised by Loretto Academy during the past school year was $7,500. (Photos courtesy of Mary Helen Sandoval)

Students and alumni at Loretto Academy in El Paso join together for the Nun Run to raise more than $5,000 for the Loretto mission in Pakistan. The fund-raiser took place February 2014. It was not only a Nun Run, but a Fun Run for everyone! Thanks to Jane German, member of the Pakistan Committee and event organizer, for her dedication and passion. The total raised by Loretto Academy during the past school year was $7,500.
(Photos courtesy of Mary Helen Sandoval)Nun Run Poster Color Edit

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