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                    [post_content] => We piloted a Parish Legacy Giving Program in FY 2017-2018.  St. Michael the Archangel (Glen Allen), Church of the Epiphany (Chesterfield) and Church of the Visitation (Topping) were selected to participate.  The pilot program started in September, 2017 and ended May, 2018.  Each parish had a Legacy Giving Committee that worked with Maggie F. Keenan, Director of Planned Giving, to co-create the legacy giving program.  With a few best practices and plenty of material examples, each parish customized the program to fit their culture and uniqueness.

St. Michael had a very special legacy story to share this past year.  Below is the legacy story from their 2018 Annual Report.


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Last year, the Catholic Community Foundation created a program for Hispanic communities called “Forming Generous Disciples”. At its heart, the program was designed to engage our Hispanic communities in learning more about stewardship and taking the next step of putting the ideas into practice. This 5 week program walked parishes through a process that included surveying its parishioners, providing an understanding regarding our own responsibility in the handling of the gifts of God as well as encouraging gifts of time, talent and treasure.

The pilot phase was launched late last year in four parishes and the results were astonishing. Not only did parishes experience a significant increase in gifts and volunteerism, they also realized greater stability in Mass attendance and substantial increases in their Sunday offertories.   

We are organizing our second training for those parishes that want to participate in the implementation of this program during Fall 2018. For more information, contact Gabriela Gonzalez, Director of Parish Development Services at 757-754-8446 or ggonzalez@richmnddiocese.org.

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This announcement is intended for general information purposes only and does not constitute financial advice. The reader must consult with a financial professional to determine if this method of charitable giving meets the needs of their specific situation.
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Here are the highlights: Total Goal:  $2,671471 Total Raised: $3,993,302 Percentage of Goal:  149.5% Number of Donors:  18,238 Parishes Over Target:  115 of 146 We truly appreciate everything you all have done to help us realize a strong return for the Annual Appeal! [post_title] => 2017 Annual Appeal Success! 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To build on our terrific legacy and to fulfill our promise of delivering a great spiritually-grounded education in today’s competitive environment, we purchased and developed plans to restore and renovate the Westhampton Baptist Church campus. Saint Bridget acquired the building for $85,000 in the summer of 2015, and began renovation that fall, a project budget of approximately $6 million. Saint Bridget embarked on their Ignite Campaign raising $2.7 million in donations, $1 million in historic tax credits, and a $2.2 million loan through the Catholic Diocese. Read more about how this new site provides a dedicated campus for our middle school complete with state-of-the art science labs, a collaboration space, an outdoor classroom, a performing arts center, and more room to learn.  https://tinyurl.com/mc4meps [post_title] => St. Bridget School Completes Conversion of the Westhampton Baptist Church into a New Middle School [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => st-bridget-school-completes-conversion-of-the-westhampton-baptist-church-into-a-new-middle-school [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2017-05-02 15:21:21 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-05-02 15:21:21 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://richmondcatholicfoundation.org/?p=890 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [7] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 887 [post_author] => 2 [post_date] => 2017-04-27 19:19:37 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-04-27 19:19:37 [post_content] => With the support of 15,007 donors across the Diocese, the 2017 Annual Diocesan Appeal has now raised $3,343,038, exceeding its initial goal of $2,671,471.  As of April 27th, 94 parishes out of 145 have exceeded their 2017 targets with many more closing in fast. Although the campaign has exceeded the overall goal, the Appeal is still gaining a strong response from parishioners.  In fact, the list of parishes that have exceeded their targets continues to increase daily.  During the week of May 1st, letters on behalf of the pastors will be sent to any previous Appeal contributors who have not yet given to the 2017 effort.  In addition, a significant number of parishes are continuing to promote the Appeal at Mass and the Diocese has several follow-up activities planned to ensure that everyone is given the opportunity to participate. The Appeal addresses the increased needs of 19 different ministries and programs such as providing for the health insurance for our retired priests and those who require long-term care, fully covering the costs of room, board and tuition assistance for our seminarians and providing Fuel and Hunger Fund grants to parishes and Catholic organizations so they can offer emergency food, heating, rent and shelter assistance to those in need. In addition, parishes will receive a portion of the pledges made from their parish through the parish sharing formula.  For many parishes, this Appeal has provided added support to parish programs, funding for needed renovations and additional budget money to be used wherever the need is greatest. Making a gift is easy and convenient.  For more information on the ministries the Appeal supports or to find out how you can contribute to the Appeal, please visit: http://richmondcatholicfoundation.org/giving/annual-appeal/. 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In March, the Diocese sent a tenth round of funding to the parishes totaling nearly $3.3 million.  In total, over the ten rounds of funding, the Diocese has returned nearly $30 million to be used for important local priorities of parishes.  In total, it is estimated that parishes will receive $65 million of the $104 million raised over the five years of pledge redemption.  Parishes have been using and will use these funds in a variety of ways, including local construction projects, ministries, endowments and debt reduction. At St. Olaf in Williamsburg, the construction project is much larger in scope.  After many years of planning and hard work, St. Olaf is almost finished on the construction of a new 750 seat church.  Not only is the new church important to meet the needs of the expanding Catholic population in the area, it will also connect with the current parish facilities.  This means the older facilities will be repurposed and will be used for an expansion of critical areas such as adult education, youth and young adult activities and ministry programs in general. To raise the necessary funds to build the church, St. Olaf partnered with the Living Our Mission campaign in the fall of 2014.  The goal was to raise a very challenging goal of $2.4 million (four-times their annual offertory) over the course of approximately six months.  Under the leadership of Fr. Tom Mattingly, the parish was not only able to hit the goal, but exceed it with nearly half the parish participating (which is extraordinary given the size of the parish). With this success plus funds from the parish’s savings, St. Olaf began building shortly after the end of their campaign.  Since their groundbreaking on April 1st, 2016, the parish has quickly made progress on building their new church and are aiming for a dedication date in early April. St. Olaf continues to experience a tremendous level of redemption on pledges made in their campaign.  In addition, the parish has seen a significant increase in offertory and is up by more than $50,000 over the previous year. 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As the Appeal enters April, it shows few signs of slowing down.  In fact, it has now entered the next phase.  To date, the Diocese has received decisions from many Catholic households through the February mailing from Bishop DiLorenzo and the in-pew weekends.  However, there are many parishioners who have not had the opportunity to participate.  To ensure this opportunity, at the end of April, letters will be sent to those who have not yet given to the 2017 effort.  In addition, many parishes are continuing to promote the Appeal in the pews. The Appeal addresses the critical needs of 19 different ministries and programs that are cornerstones to advancing our Catholic Church.  These ministries range in scope with some examples being: In addition, parishes will receive a portion of the pledges made from their parish through the parish sharing formula.  For many parishes, this Appeal has provided added support to parish programs, funding for needed renovations and additional budget money to be used wherever the need is greatest. Parishioners who have not yet made a commitment to the Appeal can do so by responding to the letter they received, visiting their parish office, contacting the Catholic Community Foundation of the Diocese of Richmond at (804) 622-5155 or donating securely online at http://richmondcatholicfoundation.org/giving/annual-appeal/ (Alex Previtera, CFRE is the Director of Development for the Catholic Community Foundation of the Diocese of Richmond). 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Keenan, Director of Planned Giving, to co-create the legacy giving program.  With a few best practices and plenty of material examples, each parish customized the program to fit their culture and uniqueness. St. Michael had a very special legacy story to share this past year.  Below is the legacy story from their 2018 Annual Report. 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A Very Special Legacy Story at St. Michael the Archangel Parish

We piloted a Parish Legacy Giving Program in FY 2017-2018.  St. Michael the Archangel (Glen Allen), Church of the Epiphany (Chesterfield) and Church of the Visitation (Topping) were selected to participate.  The pilot program started in September, 2017 and ended May, 2018.  Each parish had a Legacy Giving Committee that worked with Maggie F. Keenan,...


Forming Generous Disciples

Last year, the Catholic Community Foundation created a program for Hispanic communities called “Forming Generous Disciples”. At its heart, the program was designed to engage our Hispanic communities in learning more about stewardship and taking the next step of putting the ideas into practice. This 5 week program walked parishes through a process that included...


Legacy Giving Program Webinar

The CCF’s Legacy Giving Pilot Parish program concluded this May.  You can hear about the successes of the program from Reverend Gerry Kaagwa, Pastor of Church of the Visitation-Topping in the webinar video below.  Church of the Epiphany and St. Michael the Archangel also participated in the pilot program.  We are excited and encouraged for...


Pope Francis Appoints the 13th Bishop of Richmond

With great joy, the Diocese of Richmond announces the Holy Father, Pope Francis, appointed the Most Reverend Barry C. Knestout, Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Washington, as the 13th Bishop of Richmond. Bishop-designate Knestout and Monsignor Mark Richard Lane, Diocesan Administrator, will hold a 10 a.m. press conference today in the Kelly Room at...


Thinking about a Year-End Gift? How about an IRA Charitable Rollover?

Don’t forget! You still have time to make a tax-deductible gift to your parish, Catholic school or ministry.  If you have an IRA and you’re 70 ½ years old, you can make a gift through an IRA Charitable Rollover. It helps you and it helps us. How it helps you: it can lower your taxable income...


2017 Annual Appeal Success!

Thanks to all the efforts of our pastors, volunteers and parish staff members, the 2017 Annual Appeal has been a tremendous success! Here are the highlights: Total Goal:  $2,671471 Total Raised: $3,993,302 Percentage of Goal:  149.5% Number of Donors:  18,238 Parishes Over Target:  115 of 146 We truly appreciate everything you all have done to...


St. Bridget School Completes Conversion of the Westhampton Baptist Church into a New Middle School

Saint Bridget School has been forming disciples for Christ and leaders for the Richmond community. The dedication and generosity of staff, parents, parishioners, and alumni have enabled Saint Bridget School to thrive. To build on our terrific legacy and to fulfill our promise of delivering a great spiritually-grounded education in today’s competitive environment, we purchased...


2017 Annual Appeal Exceeds Goal

With the support of 15,007 donors across the Diocese, the 2017 Annual Diocesan Appeal has now raised $3,343,038, exceeding its initial goal of $2,671,471.  As of April 27th, 94 parishes out of 145 have exceeded their 2017 targets with many more closing in fast. Although the campaign has exceeded the overall goal, the Appeal is...


St. Olaf Nearing Completion of New Church

During the Living Our Mission capital and endowment campaign, each parish combined their case for support along with the larger Church case for support.  This partnership has allowed parishes to realize profound and long-term benefits. In March, the Diocese sent a tenth round of funding to the parishes totaling nearly $3.3 million.  In total, over...


Annual Appeal Moves Into the Next Phase

Because of the overwhelming support of parishioners across the Diocese, the 2017 Annual Diocesan Appeal has now raised $2,098,365 (as of 3/30/17) and is quickly nearing its goal of $2,671,471.  In the early going, 36 parishes have already exceeded their 2017 targets.  To date, there has been 1 parish over 600%, 1 parish over 300%,...