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Flo Saeger (at left) and Vic (second from right in the back row), with an IPM Immersion Experience delegation overlooking the Great Rift Valley, Kenya, September, 2007. ... See MoreSee Less

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Flo Saeger (at left) and Vic (second from right in the back row), with an IPM Immersion Experience delegation overlooking the Great Rift Valley, Kenya, September, 2007.

It is with profound sadness that we share news of the passing of IPM Honorary Board Member & Former International Executive Board Chairwoman, Flo Saeger.
Flo passed away yesterday (July 2) morning in Saint Louis, peacefully with her family by her side, just hours after what would have been her 60th wedding anniversary to the late Vic Saeger.
Flo & Vic were tireless advocates for IPM and offered a home away from home for countless members of the IPM Family over the years. They literally immersed themsleves in our mission, and the lives of our Project Partners, everywhere from El Salvador to Kenya and Fort Washake to Nepal.
Flo & Vic brought their deep faith, a boundless spirit of love, an unwavering passion for justice, and a great sense of humor to everything they did.
We will miss Flo as dearly as we have missed Vic these past few years, but we remain confident that their indomitable spirit lives on in all we do.
We will share more information as it is made available to us by their children, Deb & Steve. Please continue to hold their entire family in your thoughts, prayers, and meditation practices.
May Flo & Vic’s hearts remain united in eternity and may the Peace thay Passes All Understanding be with all those whom held Flo & Vic dear.🙏🏽
Joe
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So sorry to hear this news. What a wonderful, strong, sweet woman who made such an impact on IPM. Sending love and prayers to all her loved ones ❤️

My condolences to the IPM family! I had a priviledge to share with her. 💙 Rest in peace! Gracias por tu apoyo a nuestra gente en El Salvador!

Sending all muy love and solidarity to the Seaguer family as the IPM family. Iam sure Flow will continue taking care of us from the place she is now as an angel of light and peace☦🙏

A true Saint!

While tears of sadness and immense loss filled my eyes learning about Flo's passing, I know that I’m forever blessed to have known the love and cherished friendship of such an extraordinary woman. Flo’s heart could not possibly be more beautiful, loving, compassionate, and generous. Her warm and always welcoming smile never met a stranger, and her extraordinary faith, strength, wit, and wisdom inspired all of us in the collective IPM Family around the world with hope & solidarity in more ways than she could ever know. Now reunited with Vic, their legacy will forever live in the hearts of all who they’ve touched through their kindness, love, & friendship. Gary and I send our prayers for peace and comfort to Deb, Steve, Sam, Chris, and their entire family. ❤

May her family find peace and comfort. Thoughts and prayers are with you all 🙏🙏🙏

My condolences. Flo was a wonderful person and she will be missed.

So sad. She was quite a lady.

Rest in peace, a special angel will be in heaven today, I will love you forever Flo 🕊

So sorry to hear that her end on earth had to come. While she was so ministry minded at Christ Lutheran, her mission/work with IPM stands out for me, also. She spent so much time with her IPM leadership. A true saint and witness!

Flo was a wonderful inspiration and dedicated to IPM.

I loved Vic and Flo. They were amazing humans! So happy we were "friends" over the years from CLC.

So sorry for this sad loss.

En nombre del colectivo del patronato hacemos extensiva nuestra solidaridad a los familiares de flo Saeger, a la familia de IPM, por tan irreparable pérdida, conocimos a Flo en algunas visitas a El Salvador y también fue Madrina de algunas chicas estudiantes. Un abrazo solidario para todas y todos. Flo vivirá en el corazón de cada uno de nosotros.

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On June 28, we commemorate the Stonewall riots. This was not the first milestone in the history of the inclusion of the LGBTQ+ community, but it is important as it led to the creation of the Gay Liberal Movement and, consequently, brought attention to others who were marginalized for their sexual or gender orientations.

IPM stands for the inclusion of every individual, as we believe we all have the same inalienable human dignity. Our Project Partners become a testimony of that belief. In the picture, you can see Leslie, a participant of Tu Decides, a youth program part of the Patronato Lidia Coggiola.

Tu Decides provides reproductive and sexual education in the El Zaite community and trains its participants to reproduce their knowledge with other young people. Part of their annual activities is accompanying the Pride March in El Salvador. Here you can read Leslie's message to raise awareness of sexual diversity: "The Universe is diverse, like you, like me".

#prideday2022 #pride #lgbtqi #inclusion #diversity #ipmconnect #projectpartners
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On June 28, we commemorate the Stonewall riots. This was not the first milestone in the history of the inclusion of the LGBTQ+ community, but it is important as it led to the creation of the Gay Liberal Movement and, consequently, brought attention to others who were marginalized for their sexual or gender orientations. 

IPM stands for the inclusion of every individual, as we believe we all have the same inalienable human dignity. Our Project Partners become a testimony of that belief. In the picture, you can see Leslie, a participant of Tu Decides, a youth program part of the Patronato Lidia Coggiola. 

Tu Decides provides reproductive and sexual education in the El Zaite community and trains its participants to reproduce their knowledge with other young people. Part of their annual activities is accompanying the Pride March in El Salvador. Here you can read Leslies message to raise awareness of sexual diversity: The Universe is diverse, like you, like me. 

#prideday2022 #pride #lgbtqi #inclusion #diversity #ipmconnect #projectpartners

What a beautiful day for the IPM Cleveland Staff to start the day with a productive meeting and early morning hike while enjoying Mother Nature! ... See MoreSee Less

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What a beautiful day for the IPM Cleveland Staff to start the day with a productive meeting and early morning hike while enjoying Mother Nature!

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Being with Joe is such a blessing.. Makes working fun and enjoyable.

Nice to see you all 🙏

Abrazo josep y compañer@ les deseo mmuchas bendiciones??

Que bien, bendiciones

Hi everyone!

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On our May #IPMResponds Monthly Forum, our Project Partners and Staff shared their messages for IPM´s 48th anniversary.

Here is the part 1of the message from our Project Partner IDES in El Salvador

You can be part of our response by visiting ipmconnect.org/make-a-donation/

Thank you, dear friends!

#IPMResponds #ipmconnect #projectpartners #ElSalvador
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On our May #IPMResponds Monthly Forum, our Project Partners and Staff shared their messages for IPM´s 48th anniversary.

Here is the part 2of the message from our Project Partner IDES in El Salvador

You can be part of our response by visiting ipmconnect.org/make-a-donation/

Thank you, dear friends!

#IPMResponds #ipmconnect #projectpartners #ElSalvador
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On our May #IPMResponds Monthly Forum, our Project Partners and Staff shared their messages for IPM´s 48th anniversary.

Here is the message from our Project Partner Colectivo de Mujeres in El Salvador

You can be part of our response by visiting ipmconnect.org/make-a-donation/

Thank you, dear friends!

#IPMResponds #ipmconnect #projectpartners #ElSalvador
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RESPONDING TO COVID-19

What can we do to bridge the new boundaries being forced between us? How can we best grow and respond? Learn how our Project Partners are responding >

TESTIMONIALS

Clint McCann, Professor, Eden Theological Seminary

"As an IEP participant, I discovered very quickly that the IPM staff is extraordinarily well-informed, supremely conscientious, and deeply committed to genuine two-way partnerships that build justice, peace and hope."

Dorothy Nyong’o, Director, Africa Cancer Foundation

“We are proud to be associated with this organization that is changing lives around the world in very fundamental ways through sustainable projects and capacity-building.”

Zoraida Soza Sanchez, IPM Project Partner, Mujer Y Communidad

“IPM is giving an opportunity to the youth so that they have the tools to contribute to the construction of a new society.”

Judith Ranger Smith, Executive Director, Singing For Change Foundation

"Seeing the mutual respect among IPM Partners and Staff, understanding the fierce and appropriate sense of pride the Partners feel about their projects...the work being done in communities across Kenya gave me hope for deep, meaningful change."

Rick Steves, Author and TV/Radio Personality

"Organizations like IPM, and their Project Partners around the world, challenge us to see the world through the lens of abundance, to find ways to live and work together...[to] teach us how to live in solidarity and love."

Tim McCarthy, Founder, The Business of Good Foundation

"The very fact that every single [IPM] service person I met, even in dire circumstances, had a sense of humor reminded me that there is abundance available for me in every moment."

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