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Five local women are buzzing with enthusiasm for Catholic Charities’ two shelters – Harbor House Domestic Violence Shelter and St. Anthony Family Shelter – as they raise both awareness of and funds for the shelters.

During a six-week campaign which concludes Nov. 13, the five Queen Bees will use a peer-to-peer fundraising platform to reach out to famly, friends, coworkers and others in an attempt to each raise at least $3,000 for shelter operations. That figure represents the costs to house, feed and provide supplies for one family in shelter for one month.

This marks the fourth Queen Bee Campaign for Catholic Charities, which taps into the leadership of the community’s most dynamic and inspiring women – women who believe in making a difference.

Selected for their professional success, civic achievements and commitment to philanthropy, the 2020 Queen Bees are:

Maggie Berning
St. Joseph Ost

Lisa Dahlgren
Koch Industries,
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

Rita Lungwitz
Print Source,
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

Kara Weed,
Ultra Modern Pool & Patio,
St. Catherine of Siena

Kathryn Jost
Mies Construction,
St. Catherine of Sienna

At the conclusion of the campaign, the top fundraiser wil be named Queen Bee Woman of the Year. In 2019, six Queen Bees combined to raise more than $30,000. 

Why a bumble bee?

The bumble bee is symbolic of the many families that are served in shelter, whether thay have experienced domestic violence, homelessness or both. The bumble bee’s body appears much too large for its small wings. Yet, despite this perceived “limitation,” the bumble bee takes flight. It is precisely that bee’s resiliencey to grow past assumptions and stereotypes that we hope our clients gain while in shelter. 

Visit our peer-to-peer fundraising platform to learn more about the 2020 Queen Bee honorees.

Contact Us

We would like to hear from you! Call 316-264-8344 or Email us:

St. Joseph Pastoral Center
437 North Topeka st.
Wichita. KS 67202-2431

(316) 264-8344

Catholic Charities, Diocese of Wichita is a 501(c)(3). All gifts are tax-deductible.

Need donation support?
316-264-8344 ext. 1262
giving@CatholicCharitiesWichita.org

Wichita Diocese

The Wichita Diocese covers 20,021 square miles and includes 25 counties in the southeast corner of the state. It is home to over 114,000 Catholics in 90 parishes.

Wichita Diocese

The Wichita Diocese covers 20,021 square miles and includes 25 counties in the southeast corner of the state. It is home to over 114,000 Catholics in 90 parishes.