MARY, OUR MOTHER

Wednesday, January 07, 2009



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MEDIA ADVISORY
Catholic PRWire

Jessica D. Maleski has been appointed Executive Director of "A Pledge of Future Glory" Golf Tournament and Gala Dinner. The event is part of the mission advancement campaign of the Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist, a rapidly growing order of Catholic sisters.

WASHINGTON, D.C. (January 7, 2009): The organizing committee of the Northern Virginia "A Pledge of Future Glory" Golf Tournament and Gala Dinner has appointed Jessica D. Maleski as Executive Director of the October 5, 2009 event. Now in its fourth year, the annual event raises money for the Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist. Last year's tournament and dinner was held in late October at the Country Club of Fairfax. Over 100 golfers enjoyed a beautiful day on the greens and later that evening more than 300 people participated in a live auction and gala dinner.

"Jessica Maleski has been involved with the tournament and dinner since the beginning," said Julian Heron, co-founder of the event. "Her web and graphic design talents have helped us to use the latest technology to attract sponsors and participants. In her new position, she will be responsible for organizing volunteers and managing communication and publicity."

Mark Weber, also a co-founder, added that the steady growth of the event over the years has made it necessary to have one person who can act as a dedicated coordinator: "The Sisters continue to be blessed with an abundance of vocations and need financial help with their mission. With Jessica as the director, we hope to successfully manage the growth of the tournament and auction to the benefit of the Dominican sisters."

"I am pleased and honored to accept this position and I sincerely hope that our team can make this year's event the best one yet," said Jessica Maleski. "The sisters do such beautiful and important work by establishing and supporting Catholic schools and promoting the culture of life with their daily witness."

The Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist was founded in 1997 with four sisters and has grown to nearly 75 women (with an average age of 26). Such rapid growth has meant cramped quarters at the motherhouse in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Three years ago the Sisters launched "A Pledge of Future Glory" Mission Advancement campaign to raise funds for expansion of the motherhouse and to begin building new houses across the United States. With locations in Arizona, South Carolina, Florida, California and Michigan, the Sisters "live and share the Truth about Jesus Christ through the education and Christian formation of young people."


Contact:
Jessica Maleski
Executive Director
Northern Virginia "A Pledge of Future Glory" Golf Tournament & Gala Dinner
www.sistersofmary.com/golf

jmaleski@sienafallsmedia.com
703-994-3964

Contact: Siena Falls Media
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Jessica Maleski - Executive Director, 703-994-3964