Two Appointed to Sponsors Council

by Rita E. Cutarelli

We are happy to announce that the Dominican Sisters of Sinsinawa Corporate Members (Leadership Council and Congregation Treasurer) have appointed two new members to the Sponsors Council: Trudi Goggin and Jennifer “Jenny” Grantham Stein.

Trudi GogginTrudi Goggin began her relationship with the Dominican Sisters of Sinsinawa when she entered grade school. After graduating from Trinity High School, River Forest, IL, she received her bachelor of arts from St. Norbert College, De Pere, WI; a master of education from Loyola University of Chicago; a master of arts in conflict resolution from Dominican University, River Forest, IL; and the Vocare Mission Leadership Certificate from Aquinas Institute of Theology, St. Louis, MO. Trudi brings to the Sponsors Council and our sponsored educational institutions her significant experience in education and mission integration through her work as a high school teacher, as well as her 28 years as director of campus ministry and administrator at Dominican University. Trudi has been an Associate with the Dominicans of Sinsinawa since 1994.

Jennifer “Jenny” Grantham SteinJennifer “Jenny” Grantham Stein was educated by Dominican Sisters of Sinsinawa at Our Lady Queen of Peace Elementary School in Madison, WI, as well as Edgewood High School. She went on to the University of Notre Dame where she received her bachelor of science in chemical engineering, followed by a master of business administration at the University of Chicago/Booth School of Business. Jenny brings to the Sponsors Council and our sponsored educational institutions significant expertise in finance, governance, and sponsorship through her service on the SSM Health Ministries/SSM Health Board of Directors, Catholic Charities (Diocese of Madison) Board of Directors, the Andean Health and Development US Advisory Board, as well as her work at AON Hewitt Consulting Services and Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc. Her husband and all four of her children are graduates of Edgewood High School.

We are grateful to both Trudi and Jenny for responding to this invitation to serve on the Sponsors Council. They will be joining these other members of the Sponsors Council: Susanna Herro; Erica Jordan, OP; John O’Connell; Tom Merfeld; Judy Schaefer, OP; and Michele Whitehead. We express our abundant gratitude to Mary Schneider as she concluded her service to the Sponsors Council in June. Mary has served on the Sponsors Council since its inception in 2016.

As always—and perhaps especially now given our current pandemic reality—we ask for your continued prayer for our sponsored educational institutions.

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