A Letter From Sister Joan Cook, SC, President of the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati

For Immediate Release  |  December 3, 2018

Delhi Township, Ohio – The Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati are reaching out today to the stakeholders of SC Ministry Foundation to announce that we have formulated a new direction for the Foundation. As we look at the changing realities in our world and in our own Congregation, we have been asking ourselves what changes we need to make, in order to simplify and reorganize where appropriate. We have been praying, studying and discerning the best next steps to position our ministries for the future.

The Sisters of Charity will be repositioning the Foundation to absorb the operations within the Congregation, which will eventually result in moving operations from the current location at Mount St. Joseph University to the Sisters of Charity Motherhouse campus. This repositioning will be effective January 1, 2019.

The Foundation Corporation will remain intact, but the Foundation will be directly operated by the Congregation. It will operationally function much more simply as part of the Congregation, in a manner similar to the Sisters of Charity Seton Enablement Loan Fund. We anticipate an ongoing, robust level of granting capacity and grant awards.

With this new, simplified structure the current Foundation Board of Directors and Board Committees are being immediately dissolved, and will be replaced by a small internal Board of Directors. The current Foundation staff will not be retained beyond December 31, 2018. Amelia, Donna Jo and Michael have been committed and effective in operating the Foundation during our period of discernment and we are grateful for their dedicated service to our mission.

We will be communicating additional information in the coming weeks as we transition into the new structure, including updated contact information.

We want to assure those organizations with current grants that our commitments will be honored. Also, it will be business as usual for those organizations with grant applications in process this cycle. In the very near future we will be sharing with you the status of your application. As we transition to our new structure, we will also be providing information to you regarding the next grant submission cycle.

We are grateful to all of you as our partners in ministry and look forward to working together to risk a caring response.

Sister Joan Cook, SC
President, Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati