Endowment Stewardship 

“Just so, your light must shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your heavenly Father.”

(Matthew 5:16).

This gospel passage calls us to charity. We have an opportunity to live this gospel message by supporting the future of our parish community.

Contact: Jackie Sutton, Development Director at 740-965-1358 ext 123.

The future of our parish is supported through endowment funds managed by The Catholic Foundation.  We currently have three funds:

  • St. John Neumann Capital Endowment Fund provides for the future building maintenance
  • St. John Neumann Ministries & Programs Endowment Fund provides for future spiritual growth
  • St. John Neumann Parish Outreach Endowment Fund for outreach to the poor

Ultimately, the goal is to fund each of the three funds with $1,000,000.  This will enable us to fund projects in the short-term through the interest earned on the accounts, yet have more funds available in the future, perhaps decades from now, when this area is in decline. 

We work with The Catholic Foundation as our trusted partner because they assure peace of mind that our endowments are invested in alignment with our Catholic teachings and values. You can help us grow the endowments by contributing to them at any time and in any amount. Your gift is a tangible way to express unending gratitude to God for a lifetime of blessings. It provides an opportunity to perpetually resource our Catholic faith, too.

Also, The Catholic Foundation is available to help you fulfill your specific lifetime and end of life charity wishes through planned giving .

Consider joining other parish families by giving a gift or pledge to any of these Endowments.

We are a faith family here at St. John Neumann. Many of our families have sacrificed a great deal to bring about not only all the faith formation and spiritual growth opportunities here, but also the facilities in which our activities take place. It is our hope and prayer that you will consider joining us in making a sacrificial gift to our campaign, both in appreciation for what is and in generosity for what will be.

Contributions can be made by cash or check to the Catholic Foundation through the parish office or in the Sunday collection using the white envelope with blue letters in your offertory packets.

You can have a lasting impact on our parish for future generations through a planned gift with the Catholic Foundation which works with you to achieve the results you desire and provides assurance that your original gift intentions will be fulfilled and protected. Find the various ways to initiate an endowment and benefit St. John Neumann.