A new initiative for CGSUSA – Volunteer Skilled Talent.

This new initiative will match the skills and talents of experienced adults with the diverse needs of CGSUSA to build a stronger, more vibrant volunteer community in the service of the spiritual life of the child.  Those who are called will act like leaven in the community, producing abundantly. Leaven is tiny in size, and only a little is kneaded into the dough. Yet, given time, the leaven will spread through all the dough, helping the dough rise from within.  Its effect is broad and comprehensive.

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CGSUSA was awarded a grant from the Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust to participate in Experience Matters ACTIVE 8 Program.  ACTIVE 8 (pronounced as “activate”) provides a roadmap to integrate the eight leading practices in Volunteer Engagement through a unique coaching model.   A team of staff and board members has been meeting with an ACTIVATE 8 coach for three months  to prepare.

Introduced in January of 2016, LEAVEN, the CGSUSA volunteer engagement program, has helped us make contact with over 20 people who expressed interest in 6 different volunteer positions.

Our Office Assistant, Shirley Van Pays, has brought needed support with Shepherd’s Closet and our publication sales.

The CGSUSA Volunteers include:

Former Board member, Kay Brizzolara.  Kay has graciously agreed to share her development skills as the CGSUSA Recurring Gift Project Leader.

A long-awaited event committee to launch HeART of the Child, art exhibit and lecture series that uses the artwork of the child to thematically spotlight the intersection between the mystery of God and the mystery of the child that began in Phoenix in November of 2016 and travel around the US.  Our team includes:  Trevor Barger, Loreta Cuoco, Carol Lawless, and Jackie Thibaudeau to this event team.

The Found Coin Newsletter  has a new editor, Catherine Powell.

Our great celebration of Sofia Cavalletti’s Centenary Celebration was lead by Kathleen Tong.

We are continuing the search for candidates for the following volunteer positions:

Donor Care Coordinator

Mapping CGSUSA Volunteers


LEAVEN positions engaged:

TLM Fund Coordinator- Annette Eyrich

Office Assistante – Shirley Van Prays

Recurring Gift Project Manager – Kay Brizzolara

The Found Coin Newsletter Editor – Catherine Powell

Sofia’s Centenary Celebration Coordinator –   Kathleen Tong

Publications Business Plan Consultant:  Betsy Brown

Friends of CGS Project Consultant: Amy Franz

HeART of the Child Touring Project Consultant: Bobbi Brandenburg