What is The Cornerstone Project - "Answering Christ's Call"? What are we raising funds for?
The Cornerstone Project - "Answering Christ's Call" is our name for the Capital Campaign in progress at St. Charles Parish and School. Based on significant examination and study, this campaign seeks to address specific needs brought about by the blessings of our vibrant and growing parish. With the addition of three classrooms, a STEM LAB, and a new concession stand and restrooms adjacent to the gym built in 2017, the primary thrust of this campaign now focuses on building a new traditional Roman Catholic Church. Our financing capability will determine our ability to complete the proposed plan, which also includes offices, meeting rooms, classrooms, and a family life center.
Who will be asked to support this campaign?
Each individual or household in the parish is being asked to prayerfully consider a gift to The Cornerstone Project - "Answering Christ's Call" campaign. Shortly, we will contact new parishioners, as well as those who did not have an opportunity to pledge earlier.
How can I help the project succeed?
Most importantly, we need your prayers. We also need support in the form of financial or in-kind donations. A Cornerstone giving schedule is available for you to prayerfully consider. We realize that the matter of giving is a question of priorities, and no judgement is made on the level of gift you make. Please remember, we need the participation of all parishioners and, if your gift is one of sacrifice, it is truly a generous gift regardless of its size.
Click here for a giving schedule.
Click here for E-giving information.
I dislike pledging. Why can’t I make a one-time gift?
You can make a one-time gift; however, the success of the campaign rests largely on pledges payable over a number of years. For many people, making a donation over an extended period is more manageable, making it possible to make a larger donation than would be possible with a one-time gift.
I would like to make a pledge, but our budget is especially tight this year.
How can I still participate?
We gratefully accept pledges at any time. We ask that you determine when you want to start payment of your pledge.
We have been transferred to this area and will probably move in a few years.
Why should we contribute to a campaign that will not directly benefit our family?
More than likely, you have been the beneficiaries of facilities in this parish as well as in others. When you move and join another parish, you will benefit from the generosity of others in your new parish.
Will I need to maintain my weekly contribution?
Yes! Weekly offerings are used for the normal operating expenses of the parish. We depend on these contributions to maintain the parish and its programs.
Can I make a gift other than cash?
Yes! A range of attractive possibilities exists, including in-kind gifts, appreciated stock, real estate, bequests, Required Minimum Distributions, etc. Please contact your financial advisor or Marge Beck, Director of Administrative Services, in the Parish Office for further information.
What if my financial situation changes and I am not able to fulfill my pledge?
Your pledge to support the campaign is made in good faith. Should financial difficulty arise, making it impossible for you to continue your payments, please notify the Parish Office.
What is the cost of the project?
The final cost of the project is to be determined.
We are still in the process of carefully developing our final design in order to come up with an accurate cost.
When will we break ground?
We are currently in the second year of a five- year campaign. We need to complete our design, come up with a firm cost, and then evaluate where we stand financially. At that time, we will be able to make a responsible decision on breaking ground, based on how much capital we have on hand, as well as whether we have met certain requirements designated by the Archdiocese of Milwaukee.
What will it look like?
Please take a look at the most recent renderings by visiting this page.