It is with heartfelt thanks that the Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield announce that the ‘Support the Sisters’ fundraising campaign has reached and exceeded its $8 million goal.
Because of the generosity of thousands of donors and supporters, the Sisters will have a more secure future and will be able to continue living their mission well into their advanced years.
The campaign was launched by a committee of dedicated community leaders in 2014 after it became apparent that the congregation of about 200 Sisters needed to reduce its retirement shortfall. Donors, many of them served by the Sisters in schools, parishes, and many other ministries, responded by making generous contributions.
The Sisters of St. Joseph are extremely grateful to the committee, led by chairs John E. Foley and Michael J. Ashe, Jr., which worked tirelessly to raise the needed funds.
Sr. Joan Ryzewicz, President of the Congregation said, “We are humbled to know that so many people are concerned that our Community of St. Joseph is able to care for our Sisters with respect and dignity. Through the ongoing generosity of others, we will continue, in Mission and Ministry, to serve the dear neighbor with gentleness, peace and joy.”