|Left: Barb Castagna, principal of Nativity of Mary school in Bloomington, MN, accepts a donation from the R.E.new Fund for Catholic Religious Education from Sales Representative Ryan Selleck.|
One of our newest giving programs is also one of our most simple, and it reiterates the giving personality of Catholic United Financial as a company.
That program is the R.E.new Fund for Catholic Religious Education and it provides a way for every new member to "get their giving going."
Any new member who buys life insurance from us may direct a $25 donation from Catholic United to the Catholic school or religious education program of their choice. The member doesn't need a connection to the Catholic school or parish religious ed. program of their choice -- just a desire to support a particular program.
Since 2011, 2,035 new members have participated in the R.E.new program, providing more than $50,875 to 329 different Catholic Schools and religious education programs.
When a member fills out a life insurance application, they can also designate which institution he or she wants us to support and we'll write that institution a check. There's no obligation for the school or parish that receives the donation.
Sacred Heart Elementary of Yankton, S.D., has been the biggest beneficiary of the R.E.new Fund, taking in $1,025 since the program's beginning.
Madonna Adelman, from St. Joseph's School in Madison, Minn., says they will use their R.E.new donation to purchase educational DVDs.
Barbara Lockwood of St. Lambert School in Sioux Falls, S.D., wrote, "This is a marvelous program and we so appreciate you selecting St. Lambert School to benefit from this donation...Bless you for your generosity."
So if you want to get in the spirit of living generously, it's as simple as joining our growing group of 80,000 Catholics. Just by becoming a member means you're already giving. Talk to your local Sales Representative to learn more.
|No portion may be reproduced in any type of media without the express written consent of Catholic United Financial. This article originally appeared in the Nov-Dec 2013 special edition of Our Catholic Journey, the official publication of Catholic United Financial.|
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