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Kim Klein CoL

Kim is a fundraising consultant and has been a Loretto Co-member for more than 25 years. The Loretto Community is her spiritual home as well as a source of many deep friendships. She has served on a variety of committees, including the Investment Committee, the Motherhouse Shared Futures Committee and the Civil Incorporation Committee. She is on the board of Loretto Link and the Charitable Trust.
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Loretto Link Looks to a Vibrant Future

By Kim Klein CoL / November 29, 2023 /
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Loretto Link is five years old! The organization was created to help carry on the mission and spirit of Loretto, and we incorporated as a nonprofit in 2018. Our members are steeped…

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Filing Your Taxes

By Kim Klein CoL / June 28, 2023 /

Here is my dream: You, the reader, are saying to yourself, “I can’t wait to read this Midweek Mission Message! It includes two of my favorite words, filing and taxes!” I…

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Update on School Board Elections 

By Kim Klein CoL / June 7, 2023 /
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In school board elections across the country in April, scores of right wing candidates were defeated. In Illinois, 70% of school-board candidates endorsed by the Democratic party won their races…

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Unseen Costs of Looking Nice

By Kim Klein CoL / February 1, 2023 /

I start with a confession: I am the opposite of a clothes horse. I once thought of joining the military just so I would not have to think about what to…

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The Sad Saga of Sam Bankman-Fried and His Cryptocurrency 

By Kim Klein CoL / January 4, 2023 /

By now people who follow the news have probably heard of FTX and its wunderkind creator, Sam Bankman-Fried. Very simply put, Bankman-Fried created a form of cryptocurrency and encouraged a lot…

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The Critical Importance of School Board Elections

By Kim Klein CoL / September 28, 2022 /

There’s no such thing as neutral education. Education either functions as an instrument to bring about conformity or freedom. Paulo Freire, “Pedagogy of the Oppressed” I live in California and…

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The Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) Movement

By Kim Klein CoL / July 13, 2022 /

“A land without a people for a people without a land” is a common phrase associated with the Zionist movement to establish a Jewish homeland in Palestine during the 19th and 20th…

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Supreme Court’s Majority Makes it Easier to Carry a Gun

By Kim Klein CoL / July 6, 2022 /

“As a nun, I’m expected to offer thoughts and prayers, and indeed I do. But that’s not enough. We must rise up and take action together to stop this violence.…

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Making a Difference One Loan at a Time

By Kim Klein CoL / May 25, 2022 /

The Investment Committee is one of the quieter committees in the Loretto Community. Started in the 1970s, our original mandate was shareholder activism. We, along with other religious communities, would…

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One of our most basic rights …

By Kim Klein CoL / June 12, 2020 /

… endowed by their Creator … certain unalienable Rights … Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness  As of this writing, most of us are sheltering in place to protect ourselves and others from…

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Loretto Link Co-Sponsors Fundraising Workshop

By Kim Klein CoL / October 1, 2018 /

Aug. 18 temperatures outside would hit 100 degrees, but inside the YWCA of Tucson, Ariz., 65 people stayed cool as they learned the basics of grassroots fundraising to enable them…

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Jubilee Reflection: A Little Story About a Lifetime Commitment

By Kim Klein CoL / February 1, 2017 /
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Here is a little summary of what I hope I said at my Jubilee after telling the story of meeting Loretto through Vicki Quatmann and making my commitment at Jeannine…

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