8. How can I participate? Can I pledge over time?
Our campaign offers a wide range of gift opportunities to participate at all levels. You may choose a plan that provides you with flexibility and time to complete the payment of your pledge. Because our needs are urgent, we encourage you to complete your pledge within three years.
9. Is my pledge legally binding? Will it be confidential?
No, a pledge is a gift, one you consider to be meaningful. All we ask is that you do your best and advise us of any financial changes that will impact your pledge. All pledges will be kept as confidential as possible. Only the people responsible for maintaining the records will have access to your pledge.
10. How are pledge requests determined?
We base our gift request amounts on giving history and answers given in the planning study. We ask that you consider a gift above your normal support.
11. Who will be asked to support the campaign?
Every registered household of St. Theresa, along with staff and non-parish school families, will be asked for their consideration of a gift to the campaign.
12. 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.