Mary Ann Kuharski

Mary Ann Kuharski
Mary Ann Kuharski

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Mary Ann Kuharski is a wife and mother of thirteen children, six of whom are adopted and of mixed races with "special needs".  She is also the grandmother of seventeen.  She and her husband John are members of St. Charles Borromeo Parish in Minneapolis, MN and active members of the Knights of Columbus, St Charles Council.

Mary Ann is an author and speaker on life and family issues.  She is a founding member and President of PROLIFE Across AMERICA, known as "The Billboard People" for its positive and persuasive educational messages which have appeared in 41 states.  In 2009, they sponsored over 1000 radio ads and 6500 billboards across America.

Mary Ann has spoken in the following areas in IL:
•  Chicago, IL – Cause of our Joy Ministry (Women who had had abortions - sponsored by the    Archdiocese of Chicago)
• Chicago, IL  -Regional Catholic Conference – Mary Ann spoke on Teens and Family Life.
• St. Charles, IL Pheasant Run Center - 2 Conference on Family Life - Talks on
         1." Raising Catholic Children in a secular age - with humor and prayer!"
         2. "Living our Pro-life Commitment"
         3. "Calling all Grandparents and Extended Family!"
• Chicago, IL Marion Conference – Two talks:
1." Raising Catholic Children in a secular age - with humor and prayer!"
          2. "The Joy of Being a Lady"
•  Moline, IL, "Mom Heart of the Home" Conference 8:00 A.M. - 3:00P.M. Gave a day long Retreat for women and young mothers!
•  Rock Falls, IL, Gianna Pregnancy Center Banquet - Keynote speaker
• Chicago Archdiocese - Talk to Catholic Home School Parents on "Parenting with Humor and Prayer" 

 Mary Ann has served in various aspects of the pro-life movement and as a volunteer counselor offering support to women with problem pregnancies.  She has served as an Advisory Board Member of the National Council for Adoption and on the Minnesota Governor's Task force regarding children with handicaps and special needs.  She has testified twice in Congress on adoption related issues and has appeared on local and national radio and television, including Phil Donohue, and EWTN/ Live with Father Mitch Pacwa and Johnnette Benkovic's Abundant Life.
 In 2006 Mary Ann received the Catholic Woman of the Year Award from the National Catholic Daughters of the Americas. In 2008 she was selected to receive the Leading with Faith Catholic Business Leader Award by the Catholic Spirit Archdiocesan publication.

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