News & Events

What's New At IPM?

If you missed the most recent letter from the desk of IPM's CEO Joseph Cistone, we have your digital copy here. Joe reflects on the past year and the myriad ways IPM's  donors and friends have made a tangible difference in the lives of our Project Partners. Please consider joining them in a contribution at any level: here's how.
We've published a Special Edition Connections newsletter which you can read here! The October 2021 Issue (Vol. XXIX - No.1) features highlights from IPM's response to Covid-19, our 2020 Annual Report, and more.
For the latest on how our Project Partners are responding to the pandemic and information on how to attend our weekly Virtual Forums, check out our Covid-19 updates page.


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Annual Events

Join us to celebrate and learn from IPM’s Project Partners and all those whose dedication makes our work possible.

Live events are currently on hold because of the coronavirus pandemic. We look forward to gathering in person when safe and appropriate.

IPM's Annual Luncheon, Cleveland

Our Annual Luncheon – held each year in Cleveland – provides an opportunity for local supporters to gather and learn more about IPM’s work. This event features a keynote speaker from one Region of Focus, and is where we present the David N. Westcott Outstanding Volunteer Award, the Kathleen T. Mink Project Partner Award, and the Richard E. Sering Award, to those who foster the same dedication to promoting global justice, peace and hope as Rev. Sering did for over 30 years as a friend and supporter of IPM.

One Night for One World

Previously known as Namaste, this cultural celebration event – held each Spring in Cleveland – is a chance for IPM family and friends to honor the work of our Project Partners. Attendees can expect food, music, dancing, handicrafts, a silent auction, and other activities for those of all ages.

Annual St. Louis Donor Appreciation Luncheon

In recognition of IPM’s remarkable history, we host this donor appreciation event each year in St. Louis, Missouri – the city of our founding. In 2008, we presented the first Mayer-Strege Award, named for founders, and it has since become an annual tradition. This luncheon is a great introduction to our founding mission for those new to IPM.

Events Archive

IPM thanks the staff, volunteers, Project Partners, attendees and sponsors that made these events possible. Follow the links below to learn more about just a few of our past events and gatherings.