Please make your pledge soon! If you need another copy of your personalized letter or pledge form, please contact Roger Read at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we’ll email it promptly. As of Thursday afternoon, March 9, pledges from over 130 First Church families and individuals totaled $405,135, already two-thirds of our total. But we still need nearly $205,000 to reach our $610,000 goal. A large majority of households who have already responded have increased their pledge amounts at all levels of giving. We will reach our goal only if we have continued strong increases and full participation from everyone.
Please make sure we receive your pledge by Friday, March 17 to be listed in the honor roll and enter the drawing for Ariane Frank’s legendary Black Forest Torte. As you decide on your amount, please consider:
- Meeting our $610,000 goal will avoid another operating deficit, provide reasonable adjustments to staff compensation, and meet increased operating costs.
- Last year March campaign raised $572,000. This year we need $38,000 more, plus make up for the normal but substantial declines we face as members retire, pass away, or move away.
- When overall pledging stays flat, we lose ground. We continue to need strong increases and new pledges to meet our goal.
Thank you for carefully considering our appeal. Please contact us with any questions.
~ With appreciation, Roger Read (Stewardship Chair, email@example.com)