Capital Campaign FAQ
CAPITAL CAMPAIGN FAQ
Who will be asked to support the campaign?
Every registered parish family seasonal or year-round is asked to be a part of this effort. It is our hope that every parish family will make a truly sacrificial pledge to Re-Ignite the Flame. Re-Light the Way Capital Campaign
What projects will we address in this campaign?
St. Michael’s Catholic Community completed a comprehensive yearlong planning process in which we gathered input through questionnaires and through Flocknote surveys from almost 900 members of our community to define the highest priority needs for the growth of St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church. Based upon feedback received our campaign goals are to build a Daily Chapel and a Parish Ministry Center that are designed in a way to attract the many who seek physical and spiritual renewal on while visiting our beautiful home. Please see our Capital Campaign Case Statement.
How much of my Capital Campaign Donation will go to the project’s mission?
100% of your donations will go directly to the Capital Campaign Building Fund.
Can I make my pledge online? Can I pledge over time?
Yes, St. Michael the Archangel Church has set up an online page where you may make a pledge to the campaign or set up a reoccurring gift.
To what extent is a campaign commitment tax deductible?
Gifts to Re-Ignite the Flame. Re-Light the Way are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law. The application of such laws varies with individual circumstances. Donors with specific questions regarding tax deductibility should contact their attorney or financial advisor.
What if I would like to give stocks, real estate, or some other kind of gift?
There are several ways to donate to Re-Ignite the Flame, Re-Light the Way; please see the complete list on our Capital Campaign page, additionally extensive information can be found on our website
Can trust and estate gifts be made to the campaign?
Because the needs of the campaign require immediate funding, gifts of cash and securities are generally sought. If you decide to offer a planned gift, please contact the office to discuss the options available in making such a gift.
How will I be recognized for my commitment?
The most important recognition you will receive is ultimately that of God Himself; remember that God is not outdone in generosity! St. Michael’s will also recognize your gift; donor recognition is a significant feature of every capital campaign. In addition, certain items and buildings are available as naming opportunities to recognize significant gifts to the campaign. Contact Jim Holt or Diane Holt for information about these opportunities.
Is my pledge legally binding?
A pledge is not legally binding, it is a gift; one you have made through your own discernment process with God. All we ask is that you do your best to fulfill your pledge and advise us of any changes that may affect your commitment.
Will my pledge be confidential?
All pledges will be kept as confidential as possible. Only the people responsible for maintaining the records will have access to your pledge.
How will our campaign affect parish offertory?
In the short term, offertory giving is expected to remain constant. Through the effort, volunteers will ask parishioners to make pledges above and beyond regular giving. Parishioners are not asked to diminish giving to the parish but, rather, to consider a commitment above their normal tithe. In the long term, similar campaigns have caused increases in parish offertory by raising the sights of parishioners and their commitment to the church.
Can I change my pledge payment time frame?
Yes; all we ask is that you notify the parish business office.