Good Shepherd Mission Development Corporation

The Good Shepherd Mission Development Corporation (GSMDC) is a nonprofit organization based in the United States organized and operated exclusively for charitable, religious, and educational purposes; specifically, to support the global mission activities of the Congregation of Our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd (OLCGS, commonly known as the Good Shepherd Sisters), a religious institute of the Roman Catholic Church. GSMDC is a tax-exempt organization under Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3) and is included under the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) group tax exemption as well as listed in the Official Catholic Directory.

OLCGS is an international religious congregation of women present in 68 countries. Its mission is to provide programs that transform the lives of marginalized and vulnerable girls, women and children who experience poverty, violence and discrimination. These programs promote the dignity and human rights of all.

GSMDC works as an affiliate partner of the Good Shepherd International Foundation (GSIF) is a nonprofit also funded by OLCGS based in Rome, Italy. It provides technical assistance and capacity building as well as direct financial support to OLCGS’s programs and assists in coordinating grants and managing donations for international initiatives that support mission needs. 

GSMDC Bylaws

Projects supported

In 2022, the Good Shepherd Mission Development Corporation (GSMDC) provided financial support to 21 projects run by the Good Shepherd Sisters in the areas of health, education, emergency relief, women’s and girls’ empowerment and community development in various countries, including Angola, Madagascar, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Bolivia, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, Myanmar and the Philippines. The Good Shepherd International Foundation (GSIF) provided support to these international solidarity initiatives and assisted GSMDC with the financial and technical aspects of developing and implementing these projects.

Projects funded


How to donate to Good Shepherd Mission Development Corporation

We welcome the opportunity to discuss the country and program area to which you would like to donate, as well as the impact your donation can make.

Your donation is tax-deductible, as GSMDC is a tax-exempt entity included under USCCB’s group exemption.  However, because GSMDC is covered by a group exemption, you will not find it on the Internal Revenue Service’s Tax Exempt Organizations Search or on third-party platforms like Guidestar.org.

We count on your important partnership to realize our mission. However, please note that all donations are nonetheless subject to the discretion and control of GSMDC’s Board. Please note that GSMDC does not assess administration fee on donations.

Please contact us at 314-397-9436 or send an email to learn more or to donate. You may also choose one of the following ways to donate.


Online donation
with credit card o PayPal
through a Secure Server


Mail a check to:
Good Shepherd
Mission Development Corporation
1143 Olivette Executive Parkway
Olivette, Missouri 63132


Please contact us for instructions by email or call 314 397 9436


The Good Shepherd Mission Development Corporation (GSMDC) is governed by a Board of Directors, as is GSIF whose members are appointed by the Leaders of the Congregation of Our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd.

President Sr. Maureen McGowan
Vice President Calogero Gugliotta
Secretary Sr. Marta Ceballos
Treasurer Sr. Martha Park

Board of Directors              

Sr. Gilda Fernando
Sr. Elish McPartland
Sr. Carol Pregno
Sr. Yolanda Atienza Borbon (Ex-Officio)
Toni Palamar
Barbara Banovich-Mroz
MC McBain

Fiscal Agent 
Sr. Shirley E. (Dolores) Kalina


GSMDC provides financial support through grants to projects that work on health, education, disaster relief, and community development in various countries. GSMDC only distributes grants to other charitable organizations, and conducts due diligence to ensure that grant recipients are charitable entities and not subject to any sanctions or other restrictions. GSMDC also requires a written agreement with each grantee as well as regular reports of the grantee’s activities. GSMDC operates in full compliance with all laws and regulations relating to cross-border philanthropic activity.

Our 2019 Balance Sheet is available here.


Good Shepherd Mission Development Corporation

1143 Olivette Executive Parkway

Olivette, Missouri 63132

+1 (314) 381 3400

The GSMDC is an initiative of the Congregation of Our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd

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