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Meet some of the men and women who benefit from the Retirement Fund for Religious.
Recently, the National Catholic Development Conference (NCDC) recognized the National Religious Retirement Office (NRRO) with an award for distinguished service. In recognizing the NRRO, Franciscan Sister Georgette Lehmuth, NCDC’s president and CEO, noted the tremendous service the NRRO provides in helping religious communities care for senior members. While the award is normally given to an individual, the NCDC is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year and sought to honor the ongoing collaboration between the two organizations. According to the NCDC website, the annual award was established in 1975 and is given to a member that “has made an unusually significant contribution to the cause of religious and charitable fundraising, and in the spirit of Jesus Christ.”
The NRRO coordinates the annual Retirement Fund for Religious collection and distributes the proceeds to help religious communities in need provide for aging members. It also offers assessment tools, educational programming, services, and resources that promote enhanced eldercare and long-term retirement planning.
Photo (above): Presentation Sister Stephanie Still, executive director of the National Religious Retirement Office, accepts the National Catholic Development Conference Award for Distinguished Service. From left: Father Manuel Williams, CR, CFRE; Sister Still; and NCDC President and CEO Sister Georgette Lehmuth, OSF.
Photographer: Jim Greipp