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To: Pastors, School Development Directors, Parish Stewardship Directors and Ministry Heads
From: Maureen Cully, Manager of Marketing and Communications, Catholic Foundation of North Georgia
In thanksgiving for our generous donors, the Catholic Foundation has established legacy societies to recognize and honor Catholics in our community. These donors – who are models of faith and commitment – have given or pledged lasting gifts to the Catholic community.
The Deo Gratias Society is the legacy giving society for our archdiocese. It was established to recognize individuals who have made a planned gift in their will or estate plan to a parish, Catholic school, Catholic organization, the archdiocese, the Catholic Foundation or any of its funds. The Deo Gratias Society also includes donors who have given $5,000 or more during their lifetime to an existing fund or who created a new fund.
Deo Gratias Society benefits include:
•Recognition at annual reception with the Archbishop
•Prayer intentions for loved ones lifted up at all daily Masses during Lent in the St.Dominic Chapel at the Chancery
•Named recognition in the Catholic Foundation Annual Report, with permission
•After passing, continued prayers at the annual Deo Gratias Mass
This year’s Deo Gratias reception with the Archbishop will be Thursday, October 17, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Chancery of the Archdiocese of Atlanta.
If you have a parishioner or donor who has made a legacy gift to your parish, school, ministry or organization, please let us know so that they can be invited to and honored at this special event.
If you have questions, please contact Juliet Greco at firstname.lastname@example.org or 404.497.9440.