Written by Pillars admin
Monday March 14th, 2016
The Pillars Trust Fund annual giving campaign for 2015 wrapped up recently and raised over $106,800 from donors. A heartfelt thank you goes out to all who supported the campaign.
The Pillars board of directors directs the funds to support beneficiary organizations carrying out work in the spirit of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, with a special focus on supporting the education of seminarians, youth training, spiritual enrichment and good works.
In 2015, Pillars supported Archbishop Christian Lépine’s Refugee Aid Fund, Benedict Labre House, The Newman Centre, Ville Marie Online and the 2015 Lenten Mission to name just a few worthy causes.
Some members of the Pillars board of directors volunteered to cook and serve a noon meal at Benedict Labre House on October 28, 2015. (Peter Murphy photo)Pillars beneficiary organizations perform essential services to our English-speaking Catholic community and count on Pillars’ annual support.
Unfortunately, the 2015 campaign fell well short of Pillars’ internal fundraising target of $180,000.00. If this shortfall is allowed to continue, many of our beneficiaries may face unfortunate consequences.
Over the next few months, Pillars will be reaching out to existing and potential donors to explore new ways to ensure its 2016 campaign successfully continues its longstanding tradition of giving to the English-speaking Catholic community. Please stay tuned.
Although the 2015 fundraising campaign is officially over, Pillars accepts donations to the Fund at all times. Pillars also welcomes bequests, which are invested to provide annual income to grow the Fund. To make a donation or bequest or to simply find out more about Pillars, please visit our website at www.pillarstrust.org. The Pillars Trust Fund is a Roman Catholic organization supporting activities which promote the spirit of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
For the latest version of the Office of English Pastoral Services (OEPS) community Directory go to: catholicmontreal.ca
For a calendar of events pertaining to activities, workshops, services and programs within the diocese of Montreal which may be of great interest to the English-speaking Catholic community go to: http://diocesemontreal.org/en/community/activities-calendar.html
Mark your calendars for the 2016 Parish Vitality Conference which will be held on November 10, 11 and 12 and sponsored in part by the Pillars Trust Fund.
More information will be coming soon through the OEPS office.
Catholic Stewardship - Pillars Trust is looking for Volunteers.
The Pillars Trust Fund is looking to the Catholic community of Montreal for skilled volunteers (Catholic Stewards) to help the organization in the areas of fundraising, finance, marketing, communications, website development, social media or online presence and office assistance.
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