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June 19, 2017

Dear Lourdes Foundation Community and Stakeholders,

It is with mixed emotions that I write today to inform you that Lynn Farrell, Executive Director of Lourdes Foundation, has accepted a position at Mayo Clinic in patient care. Please join the Board of Directors and me in extending to Lynn our best wishes and our profound gratitude for her dedication, commitment and contributions during her tenure with us. Her last day is July 3.

The duties of the Executive Director will be supported in collaboration with the Rochester Catholic Schools Department of Advancement and the Lourdes Foundation Board of Directors. If you need assistance, please call our office at (507) 289-2584.



Sincerely,


Darci S. Kopischke

President, Lourdes Foundation Board of Directors

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Please watch for Lourdes Foundation's Spring 2017 Aquila in your mailbox. We invite you to read about how Rochester Catholic Schools contribute to the vitality of the greater community, what alumni say about returning to their roots, and why Lourdes Foundation scholarships continue to impact students today and into the future. In addition, we hope you enjoy the Aquila's new cover design and this issue's special gift offer. If you do not currently receive the Aquila in the mail and would like to be added to the mailing list, please contact Heidi Cafarella at hcafarella@lfimn.org. The new Aquila also is available online.

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In appreciation of gifts of $55 or more, get this 5x7 metallic print of the "Stained Glass Seasons of Life" from the chapel of Lourdes High School. This special gift comes in a linen/cardboard stand and includes a prayer written especially for the Lourdes Community by Sisters Jutta Gleichauf and Therese Jilk, OSF.

The stained glass was a gift to Lourdes from the Franciscan Sisters. The original panels were carefully removed from the Tau Center at the College of St. Teresa in Winona. The architects worked it into the design of the chapel of the new school.

To make a gift and receive this print, click here.

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Thank you to all who supported the Give to the Max Day on Thursday November 17. Together your gifts to Lourdes Foundation totaled $11,700 in 24 hours!

Thank you to the two families who together created a $5000 match that doubled the impact of the gifts. The GiveMN site experienced overwhelming traffic that day that made online giving a touch more challenging. Thank you for your patience and persistence.

You are part of a dedicated and supportive community who is working to make Catholic education strong and affordable.


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St. Francis of Assisi students Michael and CJ Price will be featured in the Veteran's Day Celebration held at the International Event Center in Rochester on Friday, November 11. The Price boys will lead the assembly in the "Pledge of Allegiance." Their grandmother, Mary Price, is a veteran. Gene Eiden, retired LHS bend instructor, will play taps to close the event. Breakfast is served courtesy of Power Ventures.


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Nurses Honored with Quilts of Valor

Mary (Kennedy) Price was honored with a "Quilt of Valor" for her service as a nurse in the Army Nurse Corps in South Vietnam. Mary and Gerry '61 Price have created a scholarship with Lourdes Foundation to help students. Mary is featured here in the Post Bulletin receiving her quilt along with fellow classmates at a reunion of the St. Mary's Nursing class of 1960. To read all about it in the Post Bulletin, click here.

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