Donor Stories

Donors Inspired by Sisters’ Ministries

We are truly grateful for the generous spirit of many faithful friends who believe in our mission. Many of you are inspired by Catholic Sisters who laid a foundation for your successful careers and lives of service through Catholic education. Or, you have witnessed sisters touch souls as pastoral caregivers, or nurture a loved one back to health. Those special memories are truly a gift to us along with your financial support. We share a few here:

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Friendship and generosity entwine through the years

Fifty years ago last April, Russ and Irene H. exchanged their marriage vows at St. Pius X Church in Wauwatosa, Wis.

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Longtime monthly gift comes straight from the heart

It’s been 20 years since Therese D. of Bayside, Wis. got an up-close viewpoint on the Sisters of the Divine Savior sponsorship ministry.

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She is grateful to the Sisters for her education, and her life

St. Mary’s is where Peggy says she was blessed to meet the Sisters of the Divine Savior.

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Faith and friendship entwine in prayer

Retired U.S. Air Force nurse, Elisabeth “Beth” O. still recalls a chief nurse telling her, “The road to heaven can be quite bumpy.”

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Legacy gift is part of God’s plan

Rae D. believes connecting with the Sisters of the Divine Savior was divine providence, much as her life has been

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Statue sparks a beautiful friendship

A statue that graces the lawn of the Sisters of the Divine Savior Community House in Milwaukee has forged a friendship between Don and Lorraine R. and the Salvatorian Sisters.

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Nursing Alumna Gives Back to the Salvatorian Sisters

Ann K. graduated in 1958 from St. Mary’s Hospital Schools of Nursing and Anesthesia in Wausau, Wis., owned and operated by the Sisters of the Divine Savior.

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Appreciation for Sisters Engenders Planned Gift

As a child, Marianne H. would scoot all the way to one side of her desk chair to make room for her guardian angel.

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Heartfelt letters return kindness to Salvatorian Sisters

A blend of humor, sadness, joy, and the minutiae of daily life, Larry’s letters show a deep trust and genuine affection for the Salvatorian Sisters that has grown over time.

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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

Support Our Mission

Why We Give

"Sitting in a Pius pew back in 1989, my wife Irene and I heard Sister Carol Thresher, SDS speak about the Sisters of the Divine Savior worldwide missions. We were especially touched by the dedication and love Sr. Carol expressed for people living in the favelas of São Paulo, Brazil, where she served for 18 years. Listening to how Sr. Carol opened her heart to Brazil’s impoverished people inspired us to open our hearts with our first gift to support the Salvatorian Sisters’ missions there." Russ H.

How to Give

Giving Options

  • Click on the Make A Donation button to make your online gift safe and securely
  • Call the Mission Advancement Office with your credit/debit card: (414) 466-7414
  • Mail your check payable to Sisters of the Divine Savior, 4311 N 100th St, Milwaukee, WI 53222.
  • Name the Sisters of the Divine Savior in your will or estate plan. Call Lori Graff, Mission Advancement Director at (414) 466-7414 for more information.

What Your Gift Means

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 to 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.