PG’s Zarling: Mauthe Center makes progress in funding campaign
The loss of some generous longtime donors and an increasingly secular society are presenting financial challenges for the Mauthe Center, formerly known as the Ecumenical Center. Green Bay Press-Gazette reporter Patti Zarling interviewed executive director Hung Nguyen for a story that describes the independent center’s mission of being a place for local students to gather to contemplate, meet, pray, or talk freely about spiritual beliefs. Supporters say $200,000 must be raised to continue operation. Donors already have contributed $150,000, Nguyen says, so the short-term future (the next year or so) is secure, but longer-range support is needed.