13. Why emphasize personal visits?
Personal, face-to-face contact remains the single, best way to ask for support. It emphasizes the personal nature of giving, allows for a thorough presentation of the campaign case, gives potential donors the opportunity ask questions and allows volunteers to express their own enthusiasm.
14. Why emphasize pledges?
Pledges allow donors to consider giving more than is possible through one-time gifts. This is important in a campaign of this magnitude.
15. Is a pledge, fulfilled through check or cash payments, the only type of gifts accepted?
While commitments as such are typical to most campaigns, other types of donations, such as gifts of stock, are also options.
16. 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 a donor offers a planned gift, he or she should be thanked and referred to the campaign office to discuss the options available in making such a gift.
17. To what extent are campaign commitments tax deductible?
Gifts to the campaign 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 attorneys.
18. Can I change my pledge payment time frame?
Yes, all we ask is that you notify the parish business office.