Grant Helps Ursuline Sisters Mission

Ursuline Sisters Mission has received a $25,000 grant from the estate of Timothy M. Yovich of Youngstown, who died in May.

Rick Cross with USM Rep. Donna Bellino
Rick Cross with USM Rep. Donna Bellino

The donation was presented by Rick Cross, the executor of Yovich’s estate and his friend since childhood.

“I am very proud to honor Tim’s legacy by ensuring that his final wishes are being carried out,” Cross said.  “The work of the Ursuline Sisters Mission was important to Tim, and that is why he remembered them in his will.  His legacy continues through his philanthropy.”

Additionally, Yovich requested that memorial tributes in his honor be made to the Ursuline Sisters of Youngstown.

“We are so grateful for the generosity of all of our donors, and a bequest like Mr. Yovich’s allows us to continue the important work he valued in his lifetime,” said Brigid Kennedy, president and CEO of Ursuline Sisters Mission. “What a legacy he has left Ursuline Sisters Mission and our community!”

Ursuline Sisters Mission enhances and develops support for the ministries sponsored by and reflecting the charism of the Ursuline Sisters of Youngstown to provide long-term sustainability and gospel service to the community. Ursuline Sisters Mission is gospel service poured out into the world by the Ursuline Sisters of Youngstown and their ministries.

O, Christmas Trees!

The Ursuline Sisters of Youngstown tree
The Ursuline Sisters of Youngstown tree

We’re again honored to participate in Mill Creek Metroparks’ annual festival of Christmas trees at the Davis Center.

From Dec. 1-31, 50 trees decorated by area nonprofits and not-for-profits, are on display.

The park also hosts Winter Nights at Fellows Riverside Gardens the Saturdays of Dec. 3, 10, 17 and 31 from 5 – 7 p.m.

The grounds are decorated with dazzling lights, and the Davis Center will be open to view the trees and enjoy other offerings.

The Ursuline Sisters Mission tree
The Ursuline Sisters Mission tree

Take a selfie with the Ursuline Sisters of Youngstown Tree, located in the rotunda, and/or the Ursuline Sisters Mission tree in the Melnick Museum, and DM us on Instagram. We’ll share it on our story!

Many thanks to our volunteers India and Sabrina, who’ve helped us decorate the trees the last few years!