FEBRUARY 16, 2018 UPDATE!
Dear SFX Families,
We are now halfway through our Matching Challenge program, with the goal of raising $500,000 to match a generous $500,000 gift. As you know, our parish must raise this matching fund money by February 28, 2018 in order to secure our 2018 construction timeline.
We are 56% of the way toward our goal and updated our campaign thermometers today to reflect a combined $278,390 in matching gift pledges. This is very exciting news!
We continue to encourage SFX families to consider a $5,000 pledge payable over 5 years. If only 100 SFX families accept this matching challenge, we close the gap on our 90% funded goal and make considerable progress on our final push to fully fund our campus improvement project. We have been grateful to receive matching gifts in the past 2 weeks ranging from $100 to $25,000. Pledges of all sizes are needed and appreciated!
Leading this process has been both humbling and affirming. Be sure to review the thermometer update attached here for reflections from just a few of our matching donors. We have been reminded throughout this process of what a singularly special place St. Francis is thanks to engaged and generous parishioners like you.
Thank you for making 9th & Linden the place we choose to grow, learn and pray for many years to come!
In gratitude for all you do,
Mike Henn & Jean Spence
Co-Chairs, Faith in Action