Madonna Circle

Welcome to Madonna Circle

Fellowship of Catholic Women Serving the Memphis Community


Our Mission

To provide Catholic women with the opportunity for service, fellowship, spiritual growth and to improve the Memphis community by stewardship and charity in the gospel tradition.

Madonna Circle, organized in 1936, is an active, Catholic women’s organization providing assistance to the community through fundraising and volunteerism.  We support 4 or 5 organizations annually.  One or more charitable or non-profit groups are selected to be GRANT RECIPIENTS which are supported financially through our major fundraising efforts such as our ANNUAL SWEEPSTAKES and major charitable events. Our fundraising efforts have provided millions of dollars to our Memphis community.

Over 80 years of serving Our Community

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Since 1936,  "Ladies in Blue" have had a strong tradition of fundraising and volunteerism.  Our legacy of giving continues over 80 years later. We have granted over $3.5 million to over 100 charitable organizations and donated hundreds of thousands of service hours.

Read more about our recent methods to meet community needs: Annual Sweepstakes Fundraiser, the Blessings Fund. 

Madonna Circle has a membership of over 300+ Catholic women.  The focus since 1936, remains to:

  1. Fulfill community needs by providing financial aid and/or volunteers
  2. Promote Catholic community leadership
  3. Create an opportunity for spiritual growth.

Events: Gala & Sweepstakes

Madonna Circle serves the Memphis and Mid-South community needs by fundraising through special events.

sweepstakes Tickets on Sale January 6, 2019

Mark your Calendars for the gala! April 6, 2019

Giving Every Child a Chance to Soar to the Stars!

Gala benefiting POWER HOUR

An educational support program, the BOYS & GIRLS CLUB of Greater Memphis.

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April 6th, 2019

A Night of Fun and Fundraising!  

Expect Great Music from the Soul Shockers, Great Food, Great Fun! @Memphis Hilton

Sweepstakes Winners announced


Gala Sponsorship options

Many opportunities to create a unique experience by sponsoring a private happy hour and several levels of "table sponsorship" .


Barbara McCloskey,, 901-685-9599 Cell

Pat Young,, 901-482-4564 Cell

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We need your help to continue to change lives

Ways to Contribute to Madonna Circle

strengthen your Faith

Prayers & Resources

Madonna Circle members are encouraged to pray daily to strengthen their faith and for special intentions.

Please remember to pray for our membership: we are so grateful for each person's contribution of time, financial resources, and talents.

We ask additionally to remember the Blessed Mother's request that we pray the Rosary regularly. For specific prayers of the rosary, instructions and several other faith resources, click below...


Change Lives

Become A Member

Madonna Circle welcomes inquiry into membership at any time of the year, with our application period being from Spring to early Fall each year.  Our new members typically start in September of each year where they can best orient themselves with service opportunities and meet existing members.

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Ways We Serve

Members of Madonna Circle seek to give value through fundraising efforts on behalf of worthy causes and by volunteering their time. See how our members are supporting Memphis and the Midsouth this year and ways you can become involved.