On Saturday April 23, the organization Mary's Pence held a reception at Piper Hall for their board members, staff, and supporters.
Mary’s Pence, named for Mary of Nazareth, Mary of Bethany, and Mary of Magdala, is an organization that directs funds to programs that serve women in need of education, shelter, legal advice, and psychological and spiritual development. The name “Mary’s Pence” arose as a play on “Peter’s Pence,” the Pope’s annual church collection.
The reception included a presentation from Brenda Myers-Powell and Stephanie Daniels-Wilson from the Dreamcatcher's Foundation, the 2013 grantee. The Dreamcatcher's Foundation works to end human trafficking in Chicago.
Board members of Mary's Pence also got a chance to tour the Women and Leadership Archives, where they have donated their records.
WLA Graduate Assistant, Megan Bordewyk, created an exhibit display for the reception to celebrate the history of the organization.
See photos from the great event below!
Graduate Assistant Megan Bordewyk with the display she created.
Mary's Pence board members tour the archives.
Thank you to Mary's Pence for letting us be a part of this day!