We had a successful second-year!
Thank you to those of you who have supported Mount Carmel’s efforts to pay down the debt and strengthen the Annual Fund.
Here are some statistics to show the wonderful progress God has blessed us with:
- Met $85,000 challenge goal
- Exceeded goal of $600,000 by $128,920
- Principle now below $1 million
- Refinanced at lower rate of 3.45%
- Set goal for 2017 of $100,000
We have SURPASSED our goal! Praise the Lord!!!!! We were able to bring the mortgage under one million at the end of November. Now our mortgage balance now $999,892.33 and with Glenwood State Bank. Let’s keep going and eliminate the debt in the next few years.
Friendly Reminder: If you haven’t fulfilled the 2016 portion of your SHINE pledge, please do so as soon as possible. If you’d like a copy of your pledge form, contact Jackie at the office: 320-846-2744.
Where Does SHINE Income Go?
• 30% toward Annual Fund
• 70% toward Mortgage Principal & Interest
We will also continue to emphasize the 3-year pledge commitments.
Did You Know?
When you make a 3-year pledge your dollars go farther. Over 50% of those who make a dona-tion the first year of a campaign end up making the same donation the following two years. Usually they respond to a letter inviting them to do so. This costs the organization money in postage, paper, staffing dollars etc.). So why not make a 3-year pledge (which can be changed at any time) knowing that you will help save Mount Carmel time and money?
Goal: 32 3-Year Pledges Totaling $46,800/Year
15 $20/month = $240/year ($10 short of Proclaimer status!)
10 $40/month = $480/year
5 $60/month = $7200/year
2 $100/month = $1,200/year
Goal: 194 One-Time Donations Totaling $116,800
1 $25,000 $25,000
1 $15,000 $15,000
1 $10,000 $10,000
2 $5,000 $10,000
2 $4,000 $8,000
2 $3,000 $6,000
3 $2,500 $7,500
3 $2,000 $6,000
5 $1,000 $5,000
11 $500 $5,500
25 $250 $6,250
30 $200 $6,000
38 $100 $3,800
40 $50 $2,000
30 $25 $750
2016 Goal: $163,600 (new gifts and pledges)
Join us in reaching these goals by filling out a Pledge Form today and send to Mount Carmel Ministries, P.O. Box 579, Alexandria, MN 56308.
Contact Information for our Development Team
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact:
Pastor Jana Swenson, Director of Development
Phyllis Jacobson, Planned Giving Coordinator
Pastor Dan Baker, Executive Director
Jackie Gertken, Administrative Assistant, for Donation Questions