On May 25, 2018 the CDF hosted a recognition ceremony to celebrate Anna McNally, SOS who has recently retired from the board. A commemorative tree and plaque were planted in the garden to honour Anna’s vision and commitment to guiding and creating the Foundation over the last 15 years. In Anna’s heartfult speech she noted that “We, as a community, envisioned that a new form/vehicle needed to be created for us to continue in mission in our latter years. It was at that time, the seed was planted to establish the Catherine Donnelly Foundation, to honour the legacy of the Sisters of Service.”
The plaque reads: Our role in life is to bring the light of our own souls to the dim places around us – Joan D. Chittister, OSB. Dedicated to Anna McNally, SOS for shining her light and guiding the growth of the Catherine Donnelly Foundation.