To: Parish Bulletin Editors, Development Directors, and Stewardship Directors
From: Maureen Cully, Director of Marketing, Catholic Foundation of North Georgia
We would like to request that you include the Bulletin Note for the Deo Gratias Society in early October for the Mass and Reception that will take place on October 17. The event recognizes and honors those generous Catholics who have pledged or made a gift to your parish in their wills or estate plans.
For the last several months, we have encouraged planned giving in terms of gifts anyone can make – regardless of income or wealth. In October, the focus is on making a gift from your retirement plan or 401(k), which does not affect your parishioner’s cash flow now and can save their children from taxes later.
Please consider using these notes in your parish bulletin to encourage planned gifts to your parish endowment fund, which will benefit your parish forever. Graphic versions of these are also available below. Some parishes have indicated that they would prefer a simple business card size graphic that they can just place in their bulletin. We are providing both formats to fit your parish’s needs! These graphics are also available on our website at https://www.cfnga.org/resources/parish-resources/.
We would like to work with you to increase your parish endowment fund, and we would like to make it as easy as possible to do so. These bulletin notes are just one way to communicate planned giving to your parishioners.