Sister Dolores Ullrich received the Judges Award from the Greater Tri-State Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals on November 13 at the Grand River Center in Dubuque.
Sister Dolores was nominated by Karen Knepper of Shalom Spirituality Center for her work as a volunteer fundraiser. In her nomination essay Karen wrote, “Sister Dolores quietly works behind the scenes yet has the heart, the great skill, and the confidence to approach major donors and make the successful request for support. She has willingly joined our Center Director, Sister Marci Blum, to make personal visits with donor prospects for our fall annual appeal to raise funds to support projects such as replacing the boilers and updating the electrical/adding central air conditioning. These personal visits have helped us reach our fundraising goals each year. … She is interested in the well-being of others and exemplifies professionalism, friendliness and commitment in every aspect of service given as a volunteer fundraiser.”
Sister Dolores was president and CEO of Stonehill Franciscan Services, retiring in 2007 after 29 years. She presently serves as sacristan for Mount Saint Francis in addition to volunteering for many community organizations.