Frequently Asked Questions2017-02-01T21:29:09+00:00
Frequently Asked Questions

This is an exciting project four our the families, parishes, and ministries within the Diocese of Phoenix. We’ve done our best to answer questions below. If we missed something, please contact us!

When will parishes and missions receive their 35% share?2017-01-30T16:36:44+00:00

Parishes and missions will receive semi-annual disbursements following the end of their parish campaign.

Does my parish benefit from the campaign?2017-01-30T16:36:35+00:00

Thirty-five cents of every dollar received from the parish campaign is shared with the parishes and missions.

Are gifts to this Campaign tax deductible?2017-01-30T16:35:27+00:00

Yes. All gifts are deductible as allowed by law.

How should subsequent financial gifts be made?2017-01-30T16:40:23+00:00

Donors may choose to pay pledge balances monthly, quarterly, semi-annually or annually. Reminders will be sent according to the pledge redemption schedule the donor specifies.

Where do I send my financial gift?2018-10-23T21:01:42+00:00

All gifts should be mailed to:

Diocese of Phoenix – Together Campaign
400 E. Monroe Street
Phoenix, AZ 85004-2336

Can I pay a portion or all my pledge with stock?2017-01-30T16:35:05+00:00

Yes. The Office of Mission Advancement will assist donors with the forms necessary for the transfer of stock.

Why am I asked to sign a pledge card?2017-01-30T16:34:59+00:00

Parishioners are asked to sign pledge cards so that the gift may be accurately and appropriately documented, acknowledged and to ensure that payment reminders are sent timely.

Why are parishioners asked to pledge different amounts?2017-01-30T16:34:55+00:00

We understand that each family has different financial means and responsibilities so we are asking every family in the Diocese of Phoenix to consider a sacrificial gift to the campaign.

Our family’s financial situation doesn’t allow us to consider a pledge at the level requested. What should we do?2017-01-30T16:40:48+00:00

We do not know the details about your family’s financial situation, but we encourage you to consider a pledge to this campaign that best complements your ability for sacrificial giving.

Will my donation to the campaign be used for anything other than the campaign case components?2017-01-30T16:40:44+00:00

Bishop Olmsted has gone to great lengths to ensure that the funds raised will be used exclusively for the campaign case components. Policies guiding this campaign have been reviewed by a Clergy and Religious Campaign Council, Chief Financial Officer, the Office of Mission Advancement and a third part independent financial auditor.

How were the parish campaign goals determined?2017-01-30T16:34:38+00:00

Parish/mission campaign goals were established by taking the average of three years of ordinary Sunday plate income and multiplying it by 150 percent.

What is the difference between the Charity and Development Appeal (CDA) and this Campaign?2017-01-30T16:34:33+00:00

The CDA generates funds for the operation and sustainability of diocesan ministries and apostolates. The Campaign will raise funds for the long-term, extraordinary needs of the both the Diocese and parishes.

What is the difference between the Campaign and Offertory collection?2018-10-23T21:03:56+00:00

The Campaign seeks to address the most extraordinary needs throughout the Diocese. The offertory collection provides for the operating costs of individual parishes and missions. This campaign enables us to provide a stronger foundation to serve our church.