Pitching & Fundraising: GIVEN Academy with Sr. Bernadette Mota, FMA
December 15 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST| $25.00 – $30.00
Thinking of an idea is just the beginning! In this session, Sr. Bernadette Mota from the Salesian Sisters will teach strategies and practical applications to fundraise for a new venture. Sister Bernadette will draw on her background as Province Director of Mission Advancement as well as her experience competing and becoming a finalist in the 2021 OSV Institute Innovation Challenge, a pitch competition that seeks and supports innovative ideas in the Church.
For the first time, you can attend GIVEN Academy either online or in-person at the Saint John Paul II National Shrine in Washington, DC! In-person attendance includes early access to the Shrine, prayer with the Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy and veneration of Saint John Paul II’s relic, and a networking reception before the presentation. Both in-person and online attendance include Q&A with Sr. Bernadette, a resource notebook on the presentation topic, and access to the session recording after attending.
About the Presenter
Sr. Bernadette was born and raised in Southern California and is one of six siblings. She participated in youth, high school and collegiate athletics and was a recreation coordinator prior to dropping everything to serve as a lay missionary. She thought she would be living with other young adult lay missionaries but found herself living in a convent with a bunch of sisters. That year turned everything upside down for her, and she decided to enter religious life with the Salesian Sisters of St. John Bosco in 2005. She has a special place in her heart for accompanying young adults on their journey from her own experience in college campus ministry and young adult ministry. Her ministry experience includes young adult ministry, high school and college campus ministry, athletics, youth faith formation, outreach ministry, and fundraising and is presently serving as the Province Director of Mission Advancement in San Antonio, Texas.