In honor of the exceptional and long-term service of Donna J. Derr Church World Service has established an endowment fund in her name to continue the work that was so important to her.
Donna’s leadership over many years in global relief and development, refugee ministries and humanitarian assistance was highly respected. Her commitment, compassion and caring for people and communities around the globe was clear to all who met her.
It is in a spirit of heartfelt gratitude that this fund is created so that her impact will continue to be felt for years to come.
The Fund will provide support for empowering women and nurturing children in communities around the world through the programs of Church World Service, which Donna herself created and nurtured.
“Celebrating Donna’s life and service with thankfulness for a legacy that will live on through women and children for generations to come.”
In the spirit of Advent and light, we are gladdened to remember our beloved colleague and friend.