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"Fix-the-Furnace" Capital Campaign
In 2011, our century-old parish successfully replaced its failed steam-heat system and added cooling units to the new forced-air system our contractor installed. St. George's is now a comfortable, year-round venue for worship and other community activities. However, we had to do this with borrowed money. Neither our operating income nor our limited endowment funds could cover this unexpected capital expense. But we do plan to pay back these borrowings with money raised from our parishioners – and from friends in the community who value, and use, this beautiful space!
We're also asking parishioners and friends to fund new, energy efficient windows for the Parish Hall and Resource Center so that we take maximum – think green – advantage of our investment.
Our goal is to raise $332,500 in such gifts, a sum that will cover the installation of the HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) system and associated expenses, repay our lenders in a timely fashion and purchase energy efficient windows. So far, we have gathered approximately $270,000 in pledges, so we still have a little way to go.
Your contribution to this effort can be made through one-time gifts or through pledges paid in installments through 2014. The amount you give is up to you – this campaign is separate from the parish's Fall Stewardship drive, which funds St. George's daily operating expenses and outreach, and lets the congregation put its treasure where its heart is. But if you benefit in any way from a worship and community space that is warm in winter and cool in summer, your financial support for this fix-the-furnace campaign will be deeply appreciated for years to come.
How you can help
- Tax-deductible gifts of cash or stock to St. George's (a separate brochure explains the details of stock giving).
- Your pledge can be paid over three years. A special pledge card is available.