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Annual Diocesan Appeal

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

What is the Annual Diocesan Appeal?

The Annual Diocesan Appeal is an annual invitation to all of the faithful in the Diocese of Fort Worth to contribute for the common good and impact lives beyond the scope of any individual parish. The Appeal mission is to witness to God’s grace in our lives by together sharing the Gospel message of faith, hope and charity with those most in need of attention.

 

Why is it important to support the Annual Diocesan Appeal?

The Annual Diocesan Appeal makes a difference for so many in the Diocesan family – for rural parishes, schools and families in need; the homeless and the sick; men in formation for priesthood and the diaconate; and other important ministries and programs.

 

Who is being asked to support the Annual Diocesan Appeal?

Every Catholic household in the Diocese of Fort Worth is being asked for their prayerful consideration of a gift to the Annual Diocesan Appeal.

 

Are pledges and one-time gifts the only types of gifts accepted by the Appeal?

There are three types of gifts to the Appeal – pledge, one-time or recurring. Payments of cash, check, credit card and direct debit can be made by postal mail, online or via electronic giving. Visit www.advancementfoundation.org/ada-about. Monthly reminders (November-June) can also be mailed to donors for pledge payments. Gifts of appreciated stock, IRA distribution or donor advised funds have special considerations and requirements. Contact 817-945-9441 for more information.

 

How are gifts to the Annual Diocesan Appeal processed?

All gifts to the Appeal are deposited in the Catholic Foundation of Fort Worth Advancement Foundation, processed in donor records by the Diocesan Gift Management Team and a gift acknowledgement sent to each donor. Consolidated tax statements are mailed in January.

 

Does a parish receive any of the Annual Diocesan Appeal contributions?

100% of Annual Diocesan Appeal donations serve the published case elements and support ministries, programs and services that reach beyond the scope of any individual parish. No funds are returned to parishes as a share in the donations received. Contributions are credited toward parish goals.

 

Will any of these funds be used for any purpose other than those outlined in the 2018 Annual Diocesan Appeal materials?

All funds raised through the Appeal will be used exclusively for the items listed in the Appeal materials. None of these funds will be used to settle lawsuits or to pay legal fees.

 

 


Contacts:

Paula ParrishPaula K. Parrish, CFRE
Executive Director of Advancement Foundation
817-945-9440

Renee UnderwoodRenée Underwood
Associate Director of the Advancement Foundation
817-945-9441

 

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