Gift Options & Opportunities
All members are asked to consider gifts above and beyond what they give in their regular offerings and other contributions toward this special campaign. And there is a variety of ways that gifts can be made.
• Long-term subscriptions, or pledges payable over (3) years, are easier for most and essential to meeting our goal, since it would be impractical, if not impossible, to reach our objectives with one-time, out-of-pocket gifts. Gifts may be made in monthly, quarterly, semi-annual or annual installments at the donor’s discretion. A 10% initial investment toward your total pledge is encouraged.
• Non-cash gifts are an additional or alternative way you can support our cause. You may wish, for example, to consider gifts “in kind” such as labor and materials; gifts of securities such as stocks and bonds; gifts of real estate such as land, homes, vacation and rental properties or even personal property such as artwork, automobiles, jewelry and antiques.
• And finally, you can also choose to support our efforts through deferred gifts. These are gifts that can be given or arranged for now, but will not be received until later, and include gifts through a person’s will by bequest, gifts of life insurance policies or annuities, and trust arrangements.
There are also a number of very special gift opportunities available to donors of qualifying gift amounts. These opportunities offer people the unique chance to designate their gifts to a particular portion of the project and dedicate these items or areas in honor or memory of those they choose. Consistent with Pax Christi’s policy, no plaques will be placed on walls or doors. We are looking for a way to recognize all gifts to this campaign as well as gifts which were given to complete the construction of the church building. The one exception to this policy is that a donor may designate a faith formation or meeting room in honor of a canonized saint of the church.*
But whatever the gift or method of making it may be, please be assured that your support is both urgently needed and will be greatly appreciated. Through the prayerful, volunteer and financial support of many, and the extra-ordinary support of a few, we will succeed in our task.
Won’t you please join us in this exciting and essential effort to better our service to one another, to our community and to Christ?