Dear Friends In Christ,
Exciting news! St. Stephen has received its FIRST challenge grant from a generous anonymous donor.
A challenge grant is a set amount of money that can be used to encourage and inspire other donors to give. For this challenge grant, every gift will be matched dollar-for-dollar, doubling the impact of every gift.
Our first challenge grant is for $200,000. That’s an opportunity to add $400,000 to our campaign pledges in the next three months! If we meet this challenge grant, will we be over 75% of the way to our fundraising goal of $3.5 million.
This challenge grant will be announced this weekend at all Masses with a special bulletin insert, web page and social media posts. A special handout will be available at all Christmas Masses.
Every new pledge or increased pledge will be matched. Let's take full advantage of this generous gift.
Pledges must be made between now and February 11, 2018.
Yours in Christ,
Fr. Scott Nolan