An anonymous benefactor has issued a challenge to donors to increase the success of the 2017 Bishop’s Annual Appeal.
Bishop Gregory J. Hartmayer, OFM Conv. told pastors the benefactor, whom he described as an “angel” pledged:
- If a donor from your parish increases his/her gift from last year, the amount of the increase will be matched dollar for dollar. If a donor has already given or pledged to this year’s BAA, if they increase their gift from last year, the increase will be matched dollar for dollar.
- If a new donor gives a gift or makes a pledge (which could be spread out until December 31, 2017) the entire gift or fulfilled pledge will be matched dollar for dollar.
- If your parish has a school, a collected gift from the school to the BAA will be matched dollar for dollar.
“All of the money collected from your parish will be credited to your parish goal,” the bishop told pastors. “Please encourage your parishioners to accept the challenge.”
The challenge will expire on April 30, 2017.
For more information about the 2017 Bishop’s Annual Appeal and to watch the video, go to: https://diosav.org/baa .