Catholic school connection leads to monthly giving

James W. of Silver Spring, Md., says he and his wife Mary have supported many worthy causes over the years, but the Sisters of the Divine Savior will always hold a special place in their hearts.

It goes back to the 1970s and ‘80s when their five children attended St. Joseph’s Parish School in Beltsville, MD.  Sister Georgene Faust, SDS was serving as principal then. Jim remembers St. Joseph as a great school, and appreciates the discipline his children received there.

“We just always liked Sr. Georgene,” Jim says. As it turns out, the feeling is mutual. Jim still exchanges Christmas cards and letters with Sr. Georgene, who now teaches adult literacy classes at Rio Salado College in Phoenix. He’s grateful that the former St. Joseph principal has continued to focus her ministry on education. It became his calling too.

Jim worked 33 years as a computer consultant and computer science/math professor at Montgomery College in Rockville, Md. Sr. Georgene recalls, “Once during Catholic Schools Week, we invited Jim to share with our junior high students about his experiences as a professor. Besides giving them a math lesson, he spoke to the students about the importance of a good education. He stressed that the word “dropout” shouldn’t even be in their vocabulary.”

Since retiring in 2002, Jim continues to faithfully support the Salvatorian Sisters as he and Mary have done for more than 20 years. About three years ago, he decided to set up a monthly donation through an electronic funds transfer (EFT). It’s a secure transaction that Jim knows he can change or cancel at any time.

Jim says, “I love the religious and supporting the Sisters of the Divine Savior is something I know I want to continue doing.” He says the monthly EFT is more convenient and simplifies his charitable giving.

Monthly, quarterly or annual giving is a simple and efficient way to maximize your support for the Sisters of the Divine Savior. Your automated gift provides us with reliable funding and spreads out your charitable giving to fit your budget. Donating with a credit or debit card, or automatic transfer from a checking or savings account, still allows you to make an unrestricted gift or designate it for a specific need, program or ministry.

If you’re interested in setting up an automatic monthly, quarterly or annual gift, contact Anne in the Mission Advancement office at 414-466-7414 or

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“Simply, I find their dedication to serving needs of the world inspiring, whether focused on needs of the elderly or persons with disabilities, or a commitment to educating women. I am pleased to support all SDS ministries, but education and health care resonate with me most personally.” Tracy D.  

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For over 125 years, Sisters of the Divine Savior have been a gentle presence in a variety of ministries that connect us to so many people in need. As an international religious congregation, Salvatorian Sisters serve in 26 countries on five continents, guiding people of all faiths and cultures to greater fullness of life.

Your gift enables our Sisters here in the United States and around the world offer life-giving hope in the name of our Divine Savior. Thank you for sharing your prayers and worldly blessings to support our mission and ministries.