We are saddened by the loss of our good friend and long-serving board member, Monica McGloin (January 4, 1941 – October 2, 2019). Monica served on the board of Equity Trust since 1994, including as Board President, and on several committees, including the Governance Committee most recently. Previously, she also served on the board of the Institute for Community Economics. Monica was a nurse and was involved with numerous local and national organizing efforts over the years, including the Community Land Cooperative of Cincinnati. A member of the Dominican Sisters of Hope, she was a key player in Equity Trust’s religious lands efforts, a program aimed at helping religious orders think through ways they can deal with the large amounts of property owned by religious groups. Monica served on the Dominican Sisters of Hope Land and Building Committee and the Earth Council of the Dominican Sisters in Committed Collaboration. In Cincinnati, she advocated for low income affordable housing, raising the minimum wage to a living wage, and community decision making.
Read about Monica’s work through the Dominican Sisters of Hope “Hope Is” series:
Hope is: Making Land Ownership Equitable (August 3, 2018)
Hope is: Working for Justice On-the-Ground (July 20, 2018)
And listen to a June 2015 panel discussion featuring Monica McGloin on the Economics of Compassion.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, October 19th at 11:00 am at St. Joseph Church, 745 Ezzard Charles Dr., in Cincinnati, OH and a memorial mass will also be celebrated on Sunday, December 8th at 11:00 am at the Dominican Sisters Center of Hope at Mariandale, in Ossining, NY.