Capital Campaign Feasibility Study Results

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Hello all,

Thank you again for participating in our feasibility study for the capital campaign.  The results from the study have been compiled.  Please see the letter below which will be inserted in the bulletins this weekend for a summary of the results.  Thank you for your love for our parish and your generosity and time.

Dear Parishioners,

We would like to thank all of the families who participated in our feasibility study this past August. It was encouraging to see the amount of families that took time to offer their opinions and questions surrounding the proposed projects. Overall, we received a positive response from the families that took part in this endeavor. Your collective response has given us the necessary case statement, lay leadership, and fiscal support for a capital campaign. Moreover, your input has been essential in providing a direction for the future of our parish. It has aided us in determining which projects are of priority. Additionally, your input has provided us the foundation of what will be a strong lay leadership effort.

We are currently in the process of obtaining the necessary approvals to begin a capital campaign. Also, we are in the preliminary phase of planning our campaign. The summer months will be utilized to plan a Fall 2015 capital campaign, to address the projects outlined in the feasibility study.

Below, we have provided general results from the feasibility study, for your review. The final feasibility study report and results are formatted in a comprehensive packet. Therefore, if you would like to review the final report and results, please know it is available in the parish office.

Phase I Results- 49 Participants

The enthusiasm expressed for The Church of St. Timothy itself during the interview process was strong with 98% indicating an either Excellent or Good rating in regard to the reputation of the Parish.
In regard to the leadership and operations of the parish under Fr. John Meyer 92% of those interviewed felt he was doing an either Excellent or Good job.
In regard to the proposal to raise funds through a capital campaign, 88% of the interviewees indicated that the proposals were an Excellent or Good idea. With regard to the prioritization of the case statement the study respondents ranked these items in priority order.

  • Church and School Roof: Repairs
  • Pest Control
  • Four Additional Classrooms
  • Upgrade Sound System in Church
  • Educational Endowment Fund
  • New Basement Media Center

Phase II Results- 98 Participants
94% of the respondents felt that the Parish had an either Excellent of Good reputation.
90% of the respondents felt that Fr. John Meyer was doing an either Excellent or Good job.
When asked their feelings regarding the proposal to raise funds through a capital campaign, 74% felt that it was an Excellent or Good idea. With regard to the prioritization of the case statement the study respondents ranked these items in priority order.

  • Church and School Roof: Repairs
  • Pest Control
  • Four Additional Classrooms
  • Upgrade Sound System in Church
  • New Basement Media Center
  • Education Endowment Fund

When asked to consider a sacrifice over 3 years in order to accomplish the raising of the funds, 68% of the respondents indicated a yes response.

Recommendations

Based on the results and feedback we received we are considering a split campaign goal.

Main Goal: This will be a $1.0 Million campaign with a three year redemption period, focusing on the following goals:

  • Church and School Roof: Repairs
  • Pest Control (Wasps and Bats)
  • Four Additional Classrooms
  • Upgrade Sound System in Church

Stretch Goal: If the main goal is surpassed and we reach $1.2-$1.5 Million these additional goals will be added:

  • New Basement Media Center
  • Educational Endowment Fund

The parish leadership as well as Fr. Meyer will be deciding on which plan to pursue. You will begin to receive more information on the chosen plan with in the upcoming months. We are grateful for your continued love and support of our parish and community. We look forward to working with all of you on this endeavor. Please be assured of our prayers and may God continue to bless you and your family.

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