The GIVEN Institute provides ongoing formation to members of the GIVEN Network through online content and regional events.

Regional GIVEN Gatherings are hosted to continue to connect Catholic women, to provide faith formation and leadership training, and to encourage participants to take action and use their gifts for the good of their local communities.

Interested in bringing a GIVEN Gathering to your area?
Please contact us!

We hope you can join us for these events!

Upcoming GIVEN Gatherings

Kansas City GIVEN Gathering

Lenexa, KS

KC GIVEN Gathering has been postponed to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Stay tuned for a new date!

This event will be an incredible day to celebrate who we are as women, to grow in a deeper understanding of what it means to be a Catholic woman, and to discover how each of us can use our unique feminine gifts to grow deeper in relationship with Christ, build community with others, and to live fulfilling lives.

Listen to Archbishop Naumann interview organizer Brooke Choquette about GIVEN KC here.

DC-VA-MD GIVEN Gathering

Catonsville, MD

Check back for information on a GIVEN Gathering at Mount de Sales Academy with the Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia and Franciscan Sisters, TOR.

Past GIVEN Gatherings

A Renewed Hope Conference

May 16-18, 2020

Rachel Harkins Ullmann will speak at the Smart Catholics A Renewed Hope online conference, giving the talk “Discover the Gift only YOU can Give, Because of the Gift that YOU Are.”

Discover the gift only YOU can give! Catholic women often feel trapped in a certain mold or concept of “vocation”. In honor of the Pope St. John Paul II’s 100th birthday on May 18th, let’s dive into the truth of the dignity and vocation of women at all stages and seasons of life. The complementarity of lay and religious women is critical to the life of the Church and to the overall happiness of women! Come discover the gift only YOU can give, because of the gift that YOU are!

Register Here

Women in the Church Panel

May 1, 2020
Washington, DC 

Executive Director Rachel Harkins Ullmann, GIVEN board member Therese Bermpohl, and former board member Kim Daniels spoke to the sophomore girls at Georgetown Visitation Prep on the topics of  feminine genius, relationship to authority, personal devotion, and vocational calling. The panel was part of the sophomore final project about women in the history of the Church with Pope St. John Paul II’s feminine genius writings as a backdrop.

Catholic Family Conference

May 2, 2020

Executive Director Rachel Harkins Ullmann spoke about GIVEN from the vendor hall during the Catholic Family Conference. Watch the video on our Press page.

Exploring Catholicism

February 10, 2020
Tuscaloosa, AL

Rachel Ullmann gave a talk at 7:00pm to Catholic women on the University of Alabama campus. Hosted by Bama Catholic

March for Life GIVEN Gathering

January 24, 2020
Washington, DC

A gathering of GIVEN staff members, alumnae, and friends at the Dubliner in Washington DC after the 2020 March for Life!

FOCUS Women on Mission GIVEN Gatherings

December 31, 2019 & January 1, 2020
Phoenix, AZ

The GIVEN Institute sponsored the Women on Mission Breakfast and Cocktail Hour at the SLS20 FOCUS Conference.

DC GIVEN Gathering

December 7, 2019
Kensington, MD

Listen to the recording of the panel discussion speakers, Dr. Myma Albayda, Sr. Maria Mater Sanguinis Pretiosi, SSVM, and Jennifer Gross, from the DC GIVEN Gathering, here!