Witness to Hope Update

Following is a letter that we received from the Diocese of Lansing in regard to the Witness to Hope campaign.

Dear Pastors, Business Managers and Parish Secretaries –

This morning we learned of errors in the Witness to Hope January pledge reminder mailing dated January 1, 2019.  We are sharing this information so Parish staff are aware and equipped to respond to anyone with questions or making inquiry about this matter.

Some donors were mailed an erroneous Witness to Hope pledge reminder dated January 1, 2019.  That letter erroneously referred to the “Diocesan Services Appeal” and wrongly directed that payment be made to “DSA.”

We apologize for these mistakes and for the confusion they have caused.  We are taking the following actions to rectify this matter and are available to provide personal assistance as needed.

A corrected Witness to Hope January pledge reminder will be mailed to those same donors today. It will include a statement from our printer and me which identifies and apologizes for these errors – then requests that our supporters disregard the incorrect statement dated January 1, 2019, and instead utilize the corrected statement dated January 3, 2019.  Donors will be advised to make gifts payable to “Witness to Hope.”

Anyone with questions regarding this matter should contact me at (517) 342-2450, or Colleen Andrews or Julie Gill of our Donor Services staff at 517-342-2590.

Again, please accept our apologies for this erroneous mailing.

We are grateful for all that you do,

John Madigan
The Catholic Foundation
209 N. Seymour
Lansing, MI 48933
Direct:  517.342.2450
Cell:  517.290.8660

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