Women of the Rule
Women of the Rule is a unique approach to philanthropy for women. Members experience the power of giving by making philanthropic decisions with other women who are committed to the same values.
Women of the Rule is dedicated to making a difference in the world by supporting the mission and ministries of the Sisters of St. Benedict of Ferdinand, Indiana. Members form a partnership with the Sisters by providing financial support for important strategic initiatives of the Sisters. They also have opportunities for personal enrichment through programs centered on Benedictine spirituality and values and offered exclusively by the Sisters for Women of the Rule.
How Women of the Rule functions:
- Each member makes an annual gift of $1,000.
- Sisters submit requests for funding that are based in the community’s strategic initiatives.
- Each fall, members of Women of the Rule review the proposals and select grant recipients.
- Members celebrate with the grant recipients at an awards banquet.
Become a part of Women of the Rule today—and help change lives! Your gift of $1,000 given by June 30 (our fiscal year runs July 1 to June 30) qualifies you as a member and entitles you to vote in the fall for the funding requests that will receive grants. Your annual gift can be given in one payment or in installments completed by June 30.
For more information, contact Sister Barbara Catherine Schmitz by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 812-367-1411, ext. 2649.
SUPPORT the strategic initiatives of the Sisters of St. Benedict through your annual financial commitment.
DEEPEN your own faith life by exploring Benedictine spirituality and values through programs offered exclusively for Women of the Rule by the Sisters of St. Benedict.
PARTICIPATE in the mission of the Sisters of St. Benedict by contributing your time and talents through volunteer opportunities.
EXPERIENCE the power of giving together as you make philanthropic decisions with other women who are committed to the same values.
EXPAND the reach of the ministries of the Sisters of St. Benedict, as you partner with the Sisters in touching the lives of others.
How Your Gift Shapes a Better World
of your gift directly supports current and future endeavors of the Sisters of St. Benedict of Ferdinand
is awarded for funding the proposals chosen by member
is allocated to the Women of the Rule Endowment
of your gift is used to offset operating expenses for the Women of the Rule program