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|The Annual Fund: A Commitment to Excellence
For over 45 years, St. Ignatius Jesuit Retreat House has offered individuals the opportunity to explore their sense of spirituality and faith, and their relationship to God in a quiet, serene and bucolicsetting. Established by the New York Province of the Society of Jesus, the mission of St. Ignatius is to provide a structured, caring path for each person to discover, understand and ultimately strengthen
their faith-filled lives, while making a commitment
to themselves and those whose lives they touch.
Highlighted by an extensive and diverse array of
retreat programs and services – for individuals,
families, groups and students – St. Ignatius is a
vital and preeminent center for Ignatian spirituality
with the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola
at its core. St. Ignatius is an independent, tax-exempt
nonprofit corporation led by a volunteer Board of
Directors, and a staff comprised of lay, religious
and Jesuit clergy. We seek to strengthen our
mission and reputation by looking to those who
know the center best – its many retreatants,
program and workshop participants, and friends –
for the support and encouragement to reinforce its
spiritual heritage. One way each can have a lasting
impact on St. Ignatius Retreat House is to make a
gift to the 2012 Annual Fund. Through the
Annual Fund, all members of the Inisfada family
have the opportunity to invest in the legacy of
faith, hope and healing that is St. Ignatius Retreat
|Use of Gifts: Ensuring the Mission
The St. Ignatius Annual Fund provides an
important source of unrestricted support for
current operations. Program fees do not cover the
full cost of operations, and gifts to the Annual
Fund help St. Ignatius to offer a wide range of
retreats, programs and workshops at a reasonable
most to participants. Annual Fund contributions
help St. Ignatius to expand program topics and
frequency of delivery, extend financial aid, provide
staff with competitive salaries, and maintain and
improve our facilities.
|The Goal: Providing for Spiritual Growth
Just as St. Ignatius Retreat House offers the
broadest range of opportunities to examine and
pursue Ignatian spirituality, we also established
an expansive goal for the growth of the Annual
Fund. The success of our efforts is dependent on
the continuing enthusiasm, interest and generosity
of those who know and care about St. Ignatius
– our extended Inisfada family. Your gift – together
with contributions from many others – salutes the
meaning and lasting importance of the St. Ignatius
experience, and will help bring us closer to our
2012 Annual Fund goal of $150,000.
|Gift Opportunities: A Way for All to Participate
St. Ignatius Retreat House invites and gratefully accepts Annual Fund gifts at all levels. Every
contribution – regardless of size – strengthens
our ability to provide an extremely personal
and meaningful spiritual experience. After reviewing your personal circumstances, we
encourage you to consider membership in one
of the following gift clubs.
|Founder’s Council: $500 or more
The Founder’s Council was established to
recognize the important role that leadership level
support plays in the growth of St. Ignatius
Retreat House and in the success of the Annual
Fund. Membership in the Founder’s Council is
open to all who make a gift in one of the
following four gift categories:
Benefactor $5,000 or more
Sustainer $3,000 – $4,999 Supporter $1,000 – $2,999
Friend $500 – $999
recognition of their generous investment in
the mission and programs of St. Ignatius,
members of the Founder’s Council will receive
both an invitation to be the guest of the Board
Chairman at a special reception and a custom
designed symbol of membership and special recognition in our newsletter.
|Brady Society: $250-$499 The Brady Society honors the vision and commitment to Ignatian Spirituality of the first family of Inisfada… Nicholas and Genevieve
Brady. Contributors of $250 to $499 will receive an invitation from the Executive Director to
attend an annual reception and receive special recognition in our newsletter.
|Tudor Associates: $100 – $249 Recalling the architectural traditions that inspired
the design of Inisfada, the Tudor Associates
celebrates spirit of the past while ensuring the
future of this great institution. Contributors of
$100 to $249 are entitled to be guests at an
annual reception and will receive special
recognition in our newsletter.
Each gift to the Annual Fund is extremely
important and represents an investment in the
future of St. Ignatius. Gifts at the Contributor
level help form an important base of support for ensuring the high quality of programming at St. Ignatius Retreat House.
Unless otherwise directed by the donor, all gifts
will be credited in contributor’s name to the St. Ignatius Annual Fund and will be publicly recognized in our newsletter or Annual Report.
There are a number of other ways you can help us:
- By remembering St. Ignatius Retreat House in your Will
- By setting up a Charitable Gift Annuity (contact Tom Evrard at (516)621-8300, ext. 12 or T.Evrard@Inisfada.net)
- By supporting us at Christmastime by attending our Preparing for Christmas Celebration (first Sunday in December) and by donating to our annual Christmas Appeal
- By offering a scholarship in any amount to help sponsor a retreatant who cannot afford a retreat.
- Scholarship for weekend retreat: $225
- A new sound system for the chapel: $14,000
- Partial Scholarship for a retreat for a woman religious: any amount
- Bedroom or Office Furniture, Couches & Chairs (new or gently used)
- Memorialize one of our newly renovated bedrooms on the 2nd floor [Single bedroom with memorial door plaque: $5000]
- Memorialize our new Jesuit and ministerial staff offices on the lounge level. [Single office with memorial door plaque: $3000]
- New or Gently Used Flat Screen TV, Flat Screen Computer Monitors & Power Point Projector
- Memorial Wooden Outside Bench $2000; Wooden Outside Chair $1000
- Memorial Trees $5000
- Pool Side Furniture (new or gently used)
- New Dining Room Carpeting $12,000
As you know St. Ignatius Retreat House is one of the premier estates on the North Shore of Long Islands magnificent gold coast. Many of these elegant mansions have been torn down through the years. The Jesuits have committed themselves to keeping the doors of St. Ignatius open to all. We do not charge admission, yet have the expenses of restoration. Perhaps you would consider a gift to our Building and Grounds Fund.
Please contact us for further information about any of these gifts or ways in which you might help to support St. Ignatius Retreat House.
- e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
- phone: (516) 621-8300