Gloria Perez Honored with Alexandrine Medal from St. Catherine University

Jeremiah Program President & CEO Gloria Perez was honored with the Alexandrine Medal from St. Catherine University, given for outstanding service by a woman in a specific profession or field.

Perez was the keynote speaker at the university’s commencement ceremony. The rarely distributed medal is conferred upon women who exemplify the characteristics of St. Catherine of Alexandra, the patroness of philosophers and preachers because of her commitment to live a life of truth and justice. Previous recipients of the medal include Dorothy Day, Ann Bancroft and Maya Angelou.

The award recognized Perez as a “woman of intelligence, integrity and conviction,” and someone who is “revered as a tireless advocate for women, families and people of color.”

Read the full commendation here.

Jeremiah Program receives $15,000 from Walmart Foundation

Jeremiah Program is one of just 11 nonprofits nationwide recognized on Walmart’s seventh day in its “12 Days of Giving” holiday campaign. Jeremiah Program was chosen for its impact in helping individuals in the Fargo-Moorhead community gain the education, training and resources needed to build successful lives and careers.

Jeremiah Program was selected from 21,677 nominations from Facebook users across the country. The $15,000 award from Walmart Foundation will be directed toward the development of the fully operational Jeremiah Program campus for 20 families in the Fargo-Moorhead area.

In making the award to Jeremiah, Walmart Area Manager Clint Harris said, “Jeremiah Program stood out to us as a new organization for the Fargo-Moorhead area that could continue growing and make a significant impact in the lives of women across our community.”

More information about Walmart’s “12 Days of Giving” and Jeremiah Program’s award is available at http://www.facebook.com/walmart/app_159319950864987.