Partners in Action Luncheon
Purpose & Summary


  • Communicate the Notre Dame mission as it relates to today’s world. The Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur are vibrant, mission orientated women who are actively engaged in relevant work with a strong future.
  • Highlight the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur ministries which serve Cincinnati:
  • Inner-city school mentoring and personalized reading programs
  • Adult education and parenting skills programs
  • Human trafficking education program
  • Training programs providing basic employment skills for people who have poor track records getting and keeping a job.
  • Identify prospective partners that may consider contributing to the mission and ministries of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur.
  • Raise unrestricted operating funds for the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur.


  • 1 hour program – guaranteed! The brief, tightly scripted program is totally mission based. The emphasis is on the work of the Sisters in inner city Cincinnati.
  • We do NOT sell tables – there is no charge to attend the luncheon. We want people to come and learn first hand about the work of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur. However, we do encourage sponsorships. We will use the logo of the sponsoring organization, print their name on the program and announce their name from the podium. Lead gifts are also welcome.
  • Yes, this is a fundraising luncheon. Following the program – within the one hour time frame – guests are invited to consider a gift, hopefully a five-year pledge. (Experience suggests if people give a gift for five consecutive years, they will continue giving.) However, there is no effort to pressure or embarrass anyone. If people choose not to give a gift, no one pursues them. Over the past ten years, we have raised more than $2.3 million to further our work.





Sister Rose Ann Fleming Photo

Sister Rose Ann Fleming provides pro bono
legal services to those in need.

Sister Mary Ann Zwijack with a lady in the photo

Sister Mary Ann Zwijack has been an elementary
school teacher for 43 years and is currently
teaching at Corryville Catholic Elementary School.

Sister Judy Tensing co-founded Power Inspires Progress Picture

Sister Judy Tensing co-founded
Power Inspires Progress, a work
training program in inner-city Cincinnati.