New Update – April 2024

One Faith, One Family, One Future Capital Campaign Updates

Moving Forward Under The Direction of St. Joan of Arc Foundation

  • We couldn’t have done it with you.  $17.5M has been pledged to date.
    • Accepting Pledges Daily – Pledge payments make the difference.
  • The St. Joan of Arc Catholic School project is forecasted for $38.9M

Next Steps – Engaging

  • Businesses – Commemoratives, – Sponsorships
    • We Are Building Teams
  • Legacy Society – Another Way to Help

St. Joan of Arc Catholic School – Corner of Criswell St & Hopewell Avenue

Looking Forward – Excellent Progress – School to open Fall 2025

  • Construction begins in April
  • Full Capacity will be 450 students
  • Ground Breaking – May 29, 2024
    • Eve of St. Joan of Arc Feast Day

More to Come

  • Cornerstone & Time Capsule
  • Topping Off Ceremony
  • 2025 Starry Night
  • 1st Annual St. Joan of Arc Catholic School.
  • Dedication of St. Joan of Arc Catholic
  • Ribbon Cutting

News Update Jan 13th

Introducing St. Joan of Arc’s New Director of Development!

We are excited to share that Claudia Meenan, most recently the Donor Services & Operations Director for the Moline Regional Community Foundation, has come on board as the Director of Development for St. Joan of Arc Foundation. She will be working with Tim Voss, our Steier Group campaign manager, and with parish staff during January as we transition into the pledge-fulfillment phase of the campaign. She will then take the lead on ongoing fundraising initiatives.

Please extend a warm welcome to Claudia. You can reach her by email at stjoanofarcfoundationdev@diodav.org.

New gifts and pledges continue to come in to the office even as parishioners who’ve already pledged have begun their pledge payments. More than $17.2 million has been committed toward the campaign, approximately 75% of which remains to be received. Most of these outstanding pledges are scheduled to come in over the next three years. Claudia will oversee these efforts, as well as making certain that we acknowledge gifts appropriately and promptly, keep our donors and parishioners up to date with our progress, and continue to seek support from local businesses, foundations and LCS alumni.

Our contract with the Steier Group, our fundraising counsel for the campaign, is scheduled to end on January 26th, but our relationship doesn’t. After presenting our campaign’s final report to campaign and parish leadership on January 30th, the Steier Group will continue to assist us with grant submissions and stay in touch to make sure we’re following best practices to secure the gifts that have been pledged. Claudia will be the key contact person to coordinate ongoing support from the Steier Group.

In the meantime, the need to reach our Challenge Goal remains. If you’ve yet to pledge, it’s never too late! Just visit https://www.OneFaithFamilyFuture.com/Pledge

If you’ve pledged, but haven’t set up automatic payments from your checking account or credit cards, you can do that here: https://OneFaithFamilyFuture.com/Donate (Tip: If setting up periodic payments, compute the periodic amount before you get started.)

THANK YOU for your investment in this effort, in our shared mission and ministries, in support of Catholic education and our diocesan priests. Your support is a blessing to everyone we serve and is an example of what we can achieve when we come together as a one community in Christ.

News Update Jan 6th

New Year, New Phase for Our Campaign

As we begin 2024, we also begin the pledge fulfillment phase for our capital campaign. This is the time during which we hope to receive more than $12.7 million in unpaid pledges—approximately 80% of the more than $16.9 million pledged to date. (The remaining 20% has been received.)

For most donors, the fulfillment phase spans 3 years. Keeping pledge payments current is critical to funding construction and our debt payments. It’s also important that we acknowledge gifts appropriately and promptly, keep our donors and parishioners up to date with our progress, and continue to seek support from local businesses, foundations and LCS alumni.

Our contract with the Steier Group, our fundraising counsel for the campaign, ends on January 26th, but our relationship doesn’t. After presenting our campaign’s final report to campaign and parish leadership on January 30th, the Steier Group will continue to assist us with grant submissions and stay in touch to make sure we’re following best practices to secure the gifts that have pledged.

The leadership of both parishes recognize that when our Steier Group campaign manager, Tim Voss, leaves at the end of January, we need to have someone in place who can step in and continue to work with parish staff, school staff and donors now and into the future. The process to bring such a person on staff is in the works and we expect to make an announcement soon.

In the meantime, the need to reach our Challenge Goal remains. If you’ve yet to pledge, it’s never too late! Just visit the Pledge web page.

If you’ve pledged, but haven’t set up automatic payments from your checking account or credit cards, you can do that here on the Donate web page.  Tip – If setting up periodic payments, compute the periodic amount before you get started.)

News Update Dec 30th

Looking Back in Gratitude, Eagerly Awaiting Blessings Yet to Come

In January of 2023, we reported to the Diocese of Davenport that we had raised $157,973 for our combined capital campaign. Our report for December 2023 will report over 10 times that amount: $16.9 million, if not $17 million.

We look back in gratitude for all that’s been accomplished these past 12 months. However, we want to take this opportunity to thank all the parish leaders and volunteers who have (and for some, continue to) put in countless hours to help turn our vision into reality:

Fr. Rich Adam SJV
Karen A. Adams SJV
Greg Adamson OLOL
Paul & Sue Alagna OLOL
Mary Albracht SJV
Marge Barrett SJV
Jon & Julie Bartlett OLOL
Deacon Steven Barton SJV
Wally Beck OLOL
Adam & Cassandra Berneking SJV
Andrea Sue & Brad Boeye OLOL
Kelly Bramer OLOL
Peter & Lisa Britt OLOL
Keith & Lory Cavanagh SJV
Connie Cervantes OLOL
Andy Craig OLOL
Fr. Jason Crossen OLOL
Morgan Davis OLOL
Dan D’Alessandro SJV
Steve & Kathy Darling OLOL
Jayne & Jim Field Other
Brett & Jennifer Foley OLOL
Daryl Fortin SJV
Jim & Nikki Gartner OLOL
Dennis Gerard SJV
Tom & Laura Gizicki SJV
Carol Green OLOL
Nick Helle OLOL
Scott Inman OLOL
Jerry & Dagmar Jastrab SJV
Mike & Barb Johnson OLOL
Paulette Jones OLOL
George & Laura Joseph OLOL
Andy & Kristina Katherman OLOL
Adam & Jacque Kolman SJV
Linus & Bette Kuboushek SJV
Greg & Kelsey Langenfeld SJV
Bill & Kathy Langley SJV
Miranda Lawrence Other
Brian Leavitt OLOL
Les Lipinski SJV
Joe & Ann Lohmuller OLOL
Don Lower SJV
Bill Manning OLOL
Kim Mayeski OLOL
Mike & Carolyn McFate OLOL
Jean McGonigle SJV
Cara McKee SJV
Pat & Mary Jane Meade SJV
Nate & Alison Meier OLOL/SJV
Steve Melbourne SJV
Deacon Chuck & Donna Metzger OLOL
Alex & Janene Misak SJV
Julie Mishler SJV
Joe & Robin Moralez SJV
Brent Morlok OLOL
Mitch Narvasa SJV
Dorothy Neff SJV
Brian & Gail Nikulski OLOL
Jeff & Cynthia O’Rourke OLOL
Nick & Jessica Palczynski SJV
Betsy Polaschek OLOL
Mike & Kelly Rashid OLOL
Dave & Andrea Reilly SJV
John & Kandi Resnick OLOL
Julie Rosales OLOL/SJV
Katie Seldon SJV
Daryl Schloz SJV
Marilyn Schnell SJV
Dolores Stack OLOL
Chad & Julie Stamper OLOL
Jude Steil SJV
Joe & Sandy Steinke OLOL
Deb Sullivan SJV
Greg & Jean Vens OLOL
Collette Vonderhaar OLOL
Mike & Joanie Vonderhaar OLOL
David & Karen Weaver OLOL
Randy & Barb Westerdale OLOL
Kathy Young OLOL

These folks have helped in big and small ways, whether that’s been putting project, campaign, or financial plans together; inviting fellow parishioners and friends to support the effort; helping with mailings and material assembly; hosting events; building lists of possible donors; lending their names and voices in support of the campaign—the list goes on.

It’s possible that a few names are missing—“unsung heroes” whose work in the background supported campaign activities. If so, we apologize. Know that we’re grateful for each and everyone of you, because we couldn’t have gotten this far without you!

There are still volunteer hours to come and gifts to be made, and we eagerly await the fruit of their labors and the blessings they will bring.

The need to reach our Challenge Goal remains. If you’ve yet to pledge, it’s not too late! Just visit the Pledge Page

If you’ve pledged, but haven’t set up automatic payments from your checking account or credit cards, you can do that here.  Tip: If setting up periodic payments, compute the periodic amount before you get started.

THANK YOU for your investment in this effort, in our shared mission and ministries, in support of Catholic education and our diocesan priests. Your support is a blessing to everyone we serve and is an example of what we can achieve when we come together as a one community in Christ.

News Update Dec 23rd

The Heart of the Giver to Our Capital Campaign

by Tim Voss, Campaign Manager

Thank you to everyone who has helped us raise, as of Dec. 22, more than $16.7 million toward our One Faith – One Family – One Future Challenge Goal of $25 million. (A complete list of donors-to-date can be found on the campaign website.)

We all know the saying, “It’s not the gift, but the thought that counts.”

We usually use it whenever we get one of those presents that we really didn’t want or need. It’s what I remind my wife every Christmas when we get the hard-as-rock cookies from my sister in California, and that I had to remind her again the one Christmas that UPS delivered a waffle maker from my sister and brother-in-law in CT—we had a perfectly good one sitting in our pantry!

It’s a true saying, though, isn’t it? Because at the center of every gift is the heart of the giver.

This is a time of year especially that we desire good gifts. Life, love, health, time with family and friends, some good Christmas cookies, and, as we continue to press on toward the Challenge Goal in our capital campaign, some big pledges—these are all good gifts that we desire.

God wants to give us these good things as well. After all, God’s the one who has written the desire for the good things of life into our hearts. Like any loving Father or Mother, God wants only the best gifts for us his beloved children.

The bible tells us that every good thing comes to us as a gift from above. Every gift we have, whether it be the air we breathe, another day of life, the friends and family at our side, the roof over our head, the food at our table, is given because our God is moved by His love for us. At the center of every good gift is the heart of the Giver.

Jesus knew this very well. That’s why he could preach that where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. He knew that what the Father treasures, that where His heart lies is with you and me, the people of his creation.

Where does your heart lie? What do you treasure? For what are you most thankful? My prayer for each and every one of you this Christmas season is that you know fully and completely the treasure you are to God and to this church. Deep down in your heart of hearts, may you treasure the love you have received in Christ, in this community of faith, in all the good gifts God has given you.

“Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.”

At the center of every gift is the heart of the Giver.

If you’ve yet to pledge, it’s not too late!

Click here to pledge.

If you’ve pledged, but haven’t set up automatic payments from your checking account or credit cards, you can do that below.  Tip: If setting up periodic payments, compute the periodic amount before you get started.  Click Here to Setup Payments

Please know that your donation, no matter the size, will have a positive impact on what we’re able to accomplish for Christ. We celebrate each and every gift.

THANK YOU for your investment in this effort, in our shared mission and ministries, in support of Catholic education and our diocesan priests.