Campaign Update -- Spring 2018


With great joy we announce we have exceeded our pledge goal for the Preserve Our Property capital campaign. We have raised a total of $578,216.00 which exceeded our stated goal of $569,000.
We are grateful for the energy and enthusiasm created by the Preserve Our Property initiative, and thank everyone for their pledges and contributions.  That we have achieved and exceeded our goal speaks to the commitment and dedication of our congregation to our buildings and our future.

Next Steps:

We will embark on two initiatives for 2018, one is to make our buildings more environmentally green, and the other is the restoration of the Carriage House property.  Much of the work in the Carriage House will be to correct deferred maintenance, making both the nursery school and the upstairs living arrangements, to borrow a phrase from Appalachia Service Project, warmer, safer and drier.

You can still be involved if you haven’t made your pledge yet. No pledge or gift is too big or too small. Together our efforts have made (and will continue to make) a big impact on our community today and in the years to come.

Remember -- there is still time for you to make a donation or fill out a pledge card.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why initiate a Preservation of Property Campaign now?
We have deferred the maintenance of our buildings for a number of years, concentrating on immediate repairs and individual projects. Now is the time to address the larger projects before they become more costly. Our annual operating budget doesn’t cover major projects. Income from our Endowment Fund will help us begin to fund these projects but would not cover all costs.

For more information, see the full report created by Stephen Tilly, Architect.

How much money do you hope to raise?
Our goal is to raise $500,000 over four years from members, friends, and people who share our space. This will fund our five year capital improvement program.
Is it too late to donate?
No, POP projects are planned to occur over the next 4 years. We are also looking to create a contingency fund for the fifth year and beyond. Your donation is very welcome and we are grateful for your commitment.
Can I give assets other than cash?
Yes. We can help you transfer appreciated stock or other assets.
Do you have a timeline of projects included in this campaign?
Yes, we have a matrix of projects for each of the buildings. If you are interested, please see Christine Alvis or Steve Berg.
Can I help with these projects?
The best way to help us is through your donations. Most of the projects require professional contractors to complete. Please talk with us if you have a specific interest or talent to volunteer!
What if I have more questions?
We welcome your questions and feedback. Please see Christine Alvis or Steve Berg for more information.
Watch our Introductory Overview to the Preserve Our Property Capital Campaign.

Questions? Contact Us!

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