Your Gift Truly Makes a Difference
The Office of Stewardship, Development, and Planned Giving helps individuals and parishes grow in response to God’s infinite generosity. We provide resources for individuals to deepen their understanding and practice of personal stewardship through workshops, retreats, life planning support, the Charitable Gift Annuity Program, the Bishop’s Annual Appeal and Sterling Newell Endowment Society. The office helps parishes by providing resources for annual stewardship campaigns, planned giving and bequest programs, and managing endowment and invested funds.
We ask the Church to teach us to love and live justly, to be compassionate, and generous to others. We look to the Diocese to raise up clergy, educate seminarians, nurture our children, and care for the sick and homeless – often with gifts that others gave. A host of generous Christians before us willingly shared their gifts, making these resources possible.
In the same way future generations will depend on us to create an inheritance for the work of Christ and the Church. The Stewardship and Development Office is your resource in this endeavor. Please take a few moments to explore the variety of resources described on this page. Always, we welcome your suggestions and requests for help or information.