Dear Parishioners and Friends;
Now is the time for new beginnings, a fresh start, so to speak. It is a time to reflect on the blessings of the past and to look to a bright and promising future. To achieve the latter goal, St. Paul’s is initiating a Capital Campaign in order to enable us to move toward a brighter future.
To secure that future, we need to pay off past obligations and make necessary repairs and improvements to our physical plant. In order to accomplish these goals, our parish Finance Council and Pastoral Council have agreed that a Capital Campaign to raise the needed funds is the way to go. Financial stability and a safe and secure physical environment are essential ingredients to the health and longevity of St. Paul’s.
Every household will be asked to prayerfully consider making a pledged gift payable over a period of two years. Included in this campaign for St. Paul’s will be opportunities to memorialize and or recognize gifts on the Memorial Tree or on a new giving plaque. Together we can build a secure future for St. Paul’s Parish. Your involvement will help to ensure our financial stability, and the safety and security of our facilities.
I wish to thank you for your participation in this most important undertaking. May God bless you for your continuing support and your generosity to St. Paul’s. Be assured of my prayers for all of you.
Fr. Peter Pagones,
What is the goal of the Capital Campaign?
We have set a goal to raise $500,000 with the hope and prayer that every parish household will contribute a gift to help meet the following essential needs:
New Furnace for the Church $80,000
School and Rectory roof repair $70,000
Parking Lot repair and renewal $200,000
Payment of past obligations $150,000
$500,000 will enable the parish to fulfill our needs and have contingency funds on hand should we run into any surprises.
Sample Pledge Amounts (***SEE NOTE BELOW)
Monthly Quarterly Yearly Total Gift Giving Tree Level
$1,042 $3,125 $12,500 $25,000** Large Cloud
$625 $1,875 $7,500 $15,000 Medium Cloud
$417 $1,250 $5,000 $10,000 Small Cloud
$209 $625 $2,500 $5,000 Gold Acorn
$125 $375 $1,500 $3,000 Double Leaf
$83.33 $250 $1,000 $2,000 Gold Leaf
$62.50 $187.50 $750 $1,500 Silver Leaf
Pagones' Patrons $1,000 to $1,499
Brucker's Benefactors $500 to $999
Donnelly's Donors up to $499
**Gifts larger than $25,000 may have the opportunity to name a meeting room in honor or in memory of a loved one in the George W. Brucker Parish Center. Please call (518) 377-8886 for more information
***NOTE: These sample payment amounts were suggested to be paid over the 2 year time period 1/1/13 through 12/31/14 when the Capital Campaign is scheduled to end. If you would like to extend or continue your payments into 2015 please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call (518)377-8886. Thank you!