Breakfast Buffet and Benefit for Sarah’s….an Oasis for Women- RSVP TODAY!!

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The St. Joseph Worker Program: Women as Social Justice Leaders – One Woman’s Insight

Aging, Charity, Cool People, Inspiration, Life and Work, Spirituality|

Below is an excerpt from a speech given at the 2015 A Taste of Thanksgiving event, which benefits the St. Joseph Worker Program. For more information, please visit My name is Jacqueline Salas, and in 2014-15, I worked in the Sisters of St. Joseph Justice Office in St. Paul. I entered college with a [...]

Spring Planting – Legacy Tips from our good friend, Karen Schlotthauer

Aging, Charity, Finance, Legal, Taxes|

Spring: Let’s Plant & Cultivate Our Legacy I’ve never been accused of being a green thumb, but it seems to me that planting a flower garden involves certain steps that are analogous to charitable planning.  First, you gather the best soil.  After that you should probably scout out the right location, decide on your flowers [...]

Melissa Gatten Brings Insight on Health Care Needs to ABD SIZZLE

20# Club, Charity, Health Care|

Melissa Gatten will be our guest on Saturday, April 2nd at 9:30 AM on KLBB 1220 AM.  Listen live or through streaming by clicking here. Melissa Gatten serves as the Executive Director of St. Mary’s Health Clinics, a ministry of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet and Consociates/St. Paul Province. She also serves on the Board of Directors [...]

How have you seen poverty show up for women our age?

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What is happening with women, 50 plus, in your community?   We'd like to know real stories women are experiencing.  Email us at

ABD Inspiration – These Women Are Inspiring

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Wikoskalaka Yuwita Pi - Lakota Gathering of Young Women LAKOTA CODE OF ETHICS 1. Rise with the sun to pray. Pray alone. Pray often. The Great Spirit will listen, if you only speak. 2. Be tolerant of those who are lost on their path. Ignorance, conceit, anger, jealousy - and greed stem from a lost [...]

Protect Your Money, Honey!!

Aging, Charity, Finance, Money, Relationships, Taxes|

Make sure your financial team is on the same mission as you are!

Let’s Get Charitable in the New Year!

Aging, Charity, Finance, Legal, Money, Taxes|

Are you required to take minimum distributions from your IRA but you don’t want or need the additional taxable income? Are you charitably inclined? On a temporary basis since 2006, IRA owners have had the ability to exclude up to $100,000 from gross income for distributions paid directly from their IRAs to a qualified charity.  [...]

Joyce Gill of “Small Sums” on ABD SIZZLE Radio

Care Giving, Charity, Cool People, Life and Work|

Joyce Gill is the Co-Director of Small Sums. Joyce joined Small Sums in December of 2014 and is primarily responsible for Partner Outreach, Staff Management and Client Services. Prior to accepting this position Joyce served as the Director of Employer Services for Twin Cities Rise. Before entering the Non- profit world in April of 2013, [...]

Are You Hoarding Love?

Aging, Care Giving, Charity, Clothes, Dangerous, Environment, Health, Love, Relationships, Spirituality|

by Johanna Lyman on the DailyOM blog I read a great blog on hoarding the other day (3 Tips to Help a Hoarder). It got me thinking about the different things people hoard and reminded me of an epiphany I had a few years ago. My kid used to hoard things—scrap paper, broken toys, the [...]

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