GOMOC supporter provides long-term funding for agency

Staff Reports Posted 3 August 2017 at 7:55 am

Provided photo: Nyla Gaylord, executive director of the Genesee Orleans Ministry of Concern, visits Sister Marian Adrian at her apartment near Philadelphia.

ALBION –Last year Sister Marian Adrian, who served the Genesee Orleans Ministry of Concern in many capacities for over 30 years, moved to join her fellow Grey Nuns of the Sacred Heart in a retirement community outside Philadelphia.

There she has continued to maintain her interest in the work of the Ministry of Concern and has been a source of encouragement and support to Nyla Gaylord, the agency’s executive director who visited Sister Adrian in May.

“Sister Marian has always been concerned about the long-term viability of the Ministry of Concern, having spent much of her career raising funds for the vital work we do,” Gaylord said. “She has also been keenly aware that for small, donor-supported non-profits, having a dependable source of revenue can mean the difference between sustainability and demise.”

To remedy this situation for the Ministry of Concern, Sister Marian has set up some of her family investments so that they will generate revenue to support GOMOC operations and thus ensure the agency’s long-term stability and viability, Gaylord said.

Gaylord urged others to follow Sister Adrian’s example and contribute to our sustainability fund, Sister Marian’s Purse or to one of the agency’s specific areas of service – emergency services, furniture program and Just Friends E-3 Team.

The agency on April 21, 2018 will be celebrating its 50th anniversary with an event at Hickory Ridge in Fancher.

“Our theme is the 1960’s and we plan on sharing fun, food and fond memories of the past 50 years with our supporters,” Gaylord said. “We have a very active committee that is planning a wonderful celebration that you won’t want to miss.”

Return to top