Guided by a Board of Trustees comprised of Members of the Congregation and lay Trustees, The Friends of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield, Inc. provides financial oversight for retirement funds and investments, assuring prudent management of funds and transparency for the community that so fervently supports the Sisters.
As a supporting organization for the Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield, The Friends of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield, Inc. is simultaneously a 501(c)(3) and 509(a)(3) organization. ‘Friends’ exists to further the continuation of the religious and charitable missions of the Congregation and provide for the care and support of the Sisters.
The Friends can solicit, receive and invest assets to ensure the ongoing and long-term stability and viability of the Congregation.
The true purpose of the Friends of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield is to assure continuance of the rich mission, ministries and traditions of the Sisters and to assure that the Sisters have the safety and security of aging with respect and dignity. Housing and care of the elder Sisters will remain vital areas of focus for the years ahead. Assuring that there is fund adequacy is the charge. The light of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield shines brightly in our communities with their collective and individual ministries continuing well into their 70’s, 80’s and 90’s, assuring that their charism is strong.
So many of us have rich memories of the Sisters of St. Joseph. You may be among the fortunate who had the Sisters as teachers. Perhaps a Sister crossed your path as a pastoral minister or as a fellow volunteer in an area of shared interest or ministry. No doubt all of us who encountered them, past or present, were incredibly impressed with their lifetime of work and sacrifice.
Please ask us about our plans and how you can become involved to make a difference. If you are helping already, please accept our heartfelt thanks. Perhaps there are others that you are in contact with that we should be speaking with about our plans. Please don’t hesitate to let us know whom we may contact. We wish to keep you informed on an ongoing basis and look forward to continued dialogue.
For additional information, please contact:
Karen Hoke, Executive Director, Friends of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield
413-271-7573 or firstname.lastname@example.org