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Catholic Foundation
Diocese of Toledo
January 2017
2017 Annual Catholic Appeal - Building His Church, Fulfilling His Mission
The 2017 Annual Catholic Appeal will kickoff on February 18th from the Pulpit. Parishioners will receive a mail piece the week of February 13th.

The updated Parish Handbook, calendar, donation processing instructions, new report processing instructions and other valuable resources are available on the diocesan website, Catholic Foundation page.

IMPORTANT NOTE: An email was sent to clergy earlier in the week and included the Parish Handbook. Contained within the Handbook were directions for giving a staff member access to generate Parish Summary reports. The information contained within that edition of the Handbook have since been updated - a staff member can only obtain access to reports by contacting Rene Schmidbauer in the Finance office.  We apologize for the inconvenience this caused some parishes.
Fund Evaluation Group Quarterly Report
5 Steps to Take Before Retirement

Joel Baglole wrote an insightful article for Investopedia with advice for anyone approaching or considering retirement in the near future.

1.    Take Advantage of Employee Benefits

2.    Decide When to Collect Social Security

3.    Pay off Debt

4.    Make Arrangements for Health Coverage

5.    Downsize Everywhere You Can

Take time to read the full article.

Important Takeaways from the 2016 High Net Worth Philanthropy Report

Bloomerang Blog highlighted two important takeaways from the 2016 U.S. Trust Study of High Net Worth Philanthropy conducted in partnership with Indiana University Lilly School of Philanthropy and U.S. Trust, Bank of America.

First, the number of causes supported annually varies by age. As people age they expand the number of organizations they support. People over 70 years of age more than double the number of organizations they support compared to that of people under the age of 50.

Second, volunteering leads to a higher level of giving. This, fortunately, is not something new and earth shaking to hear. We have all known that fact for years and witness it in our ministries.

The detailed report can be found by following this link.

5 Things to Know about Adult Children who Live at Home
This is something many of our parishioners are facing across our Diocese and occurring across our country - adult children living at home. For many it is a choice made out of necessity. A staggering number of college graduates are unable to begin a career in their field of study, are forced to take lower wage jobs just to be able to make their college loan payments. And others find the security of living at home comforting and many families enjoy the extended time with their adult age children before they move on with their own family plans.

But the family dynamic can become strained as boundaries set when the, now adult, was underage, may need to be revisited. Perhaps there is a need to consider charging rent to offset increased utility, grocery and other bills.

Read the full article published by Investopedia.
Beneficiary Designations
I have been following a very informative series published by Crescendo Interactive on Beneficiary Designations and would like to share it with you. This is the first of the series,  available by following this link. I will publish each article, in the series, over the next few months.
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