Articles on Bishop's Appeal 2004:
Gifts to annual Bishop's Appeal near $4 million (Apr. 30, 2004)
Appeal tops $3.4 million (Apr. 2, 2004)
Diocese offers helping hands in many ways (Mar. 26, 2004)
Sidebar: Bishop's Appeal
Sidebar: Topping $3 million
Providing an escape from financial quagmire (Mar. 19, 2004)
Sidebar: Nearing $3 million
Parish finds help from diocese only a phone call away (Mar. 12, 2004)
Sidebar: Appeal giving up
Consultant helps parishes tune up Sunday liturgies (Mar. 5, 2004)
Sidebar: Appeal tops $2 million
Camp draws generations of diocesan youth (Feb. 27, 2004)
Sidebar: Appeal at 30%
Befriending persons in need (Feb. 20, 2004)
Diocese helps engaged prepare for marriage (Feb. 13, 2004)
Appeal theme mirrors Catholic way of life (Feb. 6, 2004)
Pie chart of Bishop's Appeal use
Bridging the Gap by Bishop David A. Zubik --
Blockbuster action and beyond (Feb. 6, 2004)
Gifts to annual Bishop's Appeal top $4 million
Some $4,024,479 in gifts from 37,088 donors had been received by Bishop's Appeal 2004 as of May 11, reports Josh Diedrich, director. The average gift is $108.51. There are now 1,493 Crozier Society members, representing gifts of $500 or more.
Last year at this time, 36,417 donors had contributed $3,689,409 for an average gift of $101.31, Diedrich said. There were 1,211 Crozier members.
That represents an increase of 671 donors - 282 more Crozier Society members and an increase of $335,070 in giving and a jump of $7.20 in the average gift.
The Appeal is the main source of funding for diocesan programs and services offered to parishes, individuals and families.