Your Generous Gifts
Your financial support helps fund all of St. Peter’s ministries, touching the lives of families and individuals in our parish and the greater community. For over 90 years, St. Peter’s Parish has been a good steward of resources, and our parish leadership continues to be focused on the financial stability of our parish.
To ensure the continued success of St. Peter’s Parish & School, each parish family is asked to prayerfully consider an annual pledge of 5% of income (this is in addition to registration and incidental fees paid by school families). These contributions go to St. Peter’s General Fund to pay for the upkeep of our beautiful campus, utilities and maintenance of our church, school, parish offices, ECLC, and rectory, pay salaries and benefits of our school and parish staff, and so much more.
Whether you are new to the parish and prayerfully considering your annual pledge, you have been faithfully contributing for years, or you are thinking about a gift to our general fund or one of our endowments, please be assured that our pastor, the St. Peter’s Parish Council, Finance Committee, and Development Committee are committed to being good stewards of your gifts.
Tithing How To
- Make an Online Pledge or submit this Pledge Form to the parish office. Please do this annually, even if the amount is unchanged from the previous year.
- To have your pledge automatically transferred from your bank, please submit this Authorization Form.
- You may also submit a check, give through our website, or use the GivePlus app on your smart phone.
Donors often choose to Give St. Peter’s special gifts, either during the current year as a memorial or celebration of a milestone, or to be received at a later date as part of the donor’s estate plan. We appreciate every generous donation and are happy to assist with the necessary paperwork. Please contact, Gwen Hoefer, Director of Stewardship and Development, email@example.com, or (816) 363-2320, ext. 127.
Types of Gifts
- Liquid assets–cash, check, payable on death bank accounts
- Mutual funds
- Charitable IRA Rollover
- Life Insurance proceeds
- Real Estate
There are four possible designations for your special gift: St. Peter’s General Fund, St. Peter’s Parish Endowment Fund, St. Peter’s Endowment Trust Fund For Catholic Education, or Upon This Rock Capital Campaign.
*Current-year gifts to General Fund may be designated specifically for Social Services use
St. Peter’s Parish Endowment
Established in May 2013, the Parish Endowment is a professionally managed portfolio of funds into which donations will be invested. When the Endowment meets the threshold of $400,000, the interest from the corpus will help fund unrestricted needs of the parish, including capital purchases and repairs, school and youth programs, equipment purchases, and more. Endowment principal cannot be used.
St. Peter’s Endowment Trust Fund for Catholic Education (ETFCE)
The Endowment Trust Fund for Catholic Education helps to ensure the continuity of Catholic education in our diocese. Donations to the EFTCE may be designated for the benefit of St. Peter’s, and the income from that donation is for the use of St. Peter’s School and/or Catholic education at the parish. See more about the ETFCE here.
Does Your Employer Match?
Many employers will match all or a portion of your current-year charitable contribution to St. Peter’s. We can help you find out about your employer.
We’re Here To Help
Gwen Hoefer, Director of Stewardship and Development, is happy to walk you through the donation process and complete the necessary forms. Contact Gwen at firstname.lastname@example.org (816) 363-2320 ext. 127.