Grant Help Us Repair Main Entrance

Our sincere gratitude goes to the J. Ford Crandall Memorial Foundation for its award of a $7,785 grant to underwrite most of our Main Motherhouse Entrance Repair Project.

The grant paid for one of two sets of doors to be completely replaced. We funded the repair of the other set of doors.

In non-pandemic times, approximately 1,500 people visit the Motherhouse campus each month, many through this entrance. This includes the Sisters, residents, visitors, and participants in education and wellness programs at the site.

Our General Superior, Sister Mary McCormick, right, with Linda Reinthaler,
director of Motherhouse Operations, at the main entrance of our Motherhouse.

“This gift from the J. Ford Crandall Memorial Foundation will help ensure the safety of everyone using this main entrance to our Motherhouse,” states Sister Mary McCormick, general superior of the Ursuline Sisters. “Since we have limited visitors because of COVID, we thought it was an excellent time to focus on improvements to our property and equipment. We’re fortunate that the Crandall Foundation has helped us do this.”

In the last nine years, we’ve invested more than $8 million in upgrades and expansions at the Motherhouse campus. Approximately 18% of the funding came from foundations, such as Crandall, and other generous donors.

In addition to being the main living quarters for most of our 33 Sisters, the Motherhouse campus is home to the central offices for Ursuline Ministries, Ursuline Sisters HIV/AIDS Ministry, Ursuline Preschool & Kindergarten, Ursuline Education & Wellness Center and Ursuline Sisters Senior Living.

“We Ursuline Sisters have been in the Youngstown area since 1874,” Sister Mary observes. “We have a strong past, a vibrant present, and are committed to serving the people in Mahoning, Trumbull and Ashtabula counties for generations to come.”