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By Kevin McTernan, Director of Mission Advancement
From Summer Review 2018
Saturday, July 21st, was Donor Appreciation Day…but really, at Benet Hill, EVERY DAY is Donor Appreciation Day. Like the eternal gratitude owed mothers for their loving kindness, we feel and wish to express our eternal gratitude to all of you who support the sisters and their ministries with your financial donations.
This year our Donor Appreciation Day was separate from our Volunteer Appreciation Day because of the generosity of our donors and volunteers. It is apparent that in the future we will need to do more than one appreciation event. Thank you for your love of the sisters! We look forward to hosting and thanking you again.
The sisters shared the beauty of Vespers followed by refreshments and a BBQ picnic feast prepared by Scott, our chef extraordinaire. It was an opportunity for us all to thank Carin Willis for her service as Interim Director of Mission Advancement the past 22 months. In addition, new Director of Mission Advancement, Kevin McTernan introduced himself, using a quote from Henri Nouwen on the ministry of fundraising: “When we ask people for money to strengthen or expand the work of the kingdom, we are also inviting them into a new spiritual communion.” May our generosity in support of the sisters and this holy place lead to a new spiritual communion for all of us.
Our Volunteer Appreciation Picnic and presentation of our 2018 St. Benedict Award for Service will happen the end of September. We look forward to hosting and thanking you again.
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A gift in honor or in memory of a family member or friend is a special way to show your support for the mission and values of Benet Hill Monastery.
A tribute gift honors a special time in someone’s life – a birthday, anniversary, an honor or other memorable event.
A memorial gift, given in honor of a deceased loved one or friend, remembers the deceased person.
Since 1965, the Mission Advancement office (formerly called the Development Office) has invited others to share in the mission of Benet Hill Monastery. Through the sharing of time, talent, and treasure, donors partner with the sisters to “show in deeds rather than words all that is good and holy”– St. Benedict. It is through this partnership that the Sisters of Benet Hill Monastery can continue to offer life-giving service for the world of the 21st century.
The Benet Hill community does not receive financial support from the Catholic Church for the care of the retired sisters, their ministries, or their ongoing operating expenses. And although the sisters do receive social security, the benefit amount is one-third of what the average American receives.
Financial resources supplement the revenue from social security and earnings of active sisters to help provide for present and future retired sisters as well as enable the community to continue helping others through ministries of spiritual formation and service.
Philanthropic giving specifically supports the Continuing Care Fund, Mission Outreach Fund, Capital Fund, and operating expenses. The sisters work includes ministries based in Colorado Springs as well as Denver and Whitewater, Colorado.
The giving circle is a special group of donors who support the sisters by committing to a monthly gift of a specific amount. This regular, ongoing support allows us to plan ahead for our ministries, as well as to continue the care of our aging sisters. To view the brochure and sign-up form, click here.
Call Carin Willis, Interim Director and Mission Advancement Coordinator at 719-355-1636 or email: email@example.com to set up the payment schedule.
The Mission Advancement staff is here to help! Please contact Kevin McTernan, Director of Mission Advancement at 719-355-1633 or Carin Willis, Mission Advancement Coordinator at 719-355-1636, firstname.lastname@example.org if we can help you in any way.