Gretchen Ginnerty | President

Gretchen founded The Love Quilt Project in 2011 after a mission trip to South Africa with her church. Her passion to help children and her belief in human kindness has been the inspiration behind the project.

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Patrick Wilson | Sponsor

Critically acclaimed actor Patrick and his wife Dagmara frequently work with children, teaching theatre and directing school plays. When introduced to the Project, they immediately jumped onboard, hoping to help broaden the initiative’s scope and efforts.

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Dagmara Dominczyk | Sponsor

Acclaimed writer and actor Dagmara and her husband Patrick frequently work with children, teaching theatre and directing school plays. When introduced to the Project, they immediately jumped onboard, hoping to help broaden the initiative’s scope and efforts.

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Sue Bentley | Board Member

The mission trip to South Africa was intended to give her daughter a meaningful experience about serving others. But after working in a home for children orphaned by Aids, Sue had a personal desire to do more. 

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Rev. Craig A. Phillips | Board Advisor

Craig was a member of the mission trip from St. Peter’s Episcopal Church that brought the first love quilts to South Africa. This trip and subsequent cooperative work with the St. Francis Trust led to the formation of the Love Quilt Project 

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Jennifer Thorp | Board Member

A lifelong crafter and a quilter since 2013, Jennifer is passionate about social change and using the power of art to reach across cultural and geographic boundaries. She joined the board of the Love Quilt Project in 2016.

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Monika du Sautoy | Partner

Monika has always had a passion to help children. After moving to South Africa, she saw first-hand the dire need to help HIV / AIDS affected children. She joined the Love Quilt Project to help share the healing power of love.

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Lwazi  Mofokeng | Volunteer

Lwazi has always tried to help others in her native South Africa. When her job brought her to Washington, DC for several years, she saw an opportunity to reach across the ocean by helping spread love through the Love Quilt Project.

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