JAMESTOWN, N.D. – Ave Maria Village today announced the receipt of a $50,000 donation of matching funds from Catholic Extension in Chicago, Ill. The funds will match $1 for every $2 raised, up to $50,000 matched on $100,000 raised in cash from individual donors toward the capital project.
“We are proud to partner with the Diocese of Fargo to provide funding to support the chapel construction project at Ave Maria Village,” said Catholic Extension President Father Jack Wall. “We recognize that the people of this diocese have enormous passion for their ministry and commitment to the growth of the Catholic faith. Through our strategic funding, Catholic Extension is dedicated to building faith, inspiring hope and igniting change. We are proud to assist the Diocese of Fargo in ensuring the continuation and growth of their dynamic Catholic faith community.”
Bishop David Kagan, Apostolic Administrator of the Fargo Diocese, said, “I’m delighted that this donation from Catholic Extension Society will advance the project for Ave Maria Village which is doing such good work for our elderly in the Jamestown area and in the surrounding counties in the Diocese of Fargo. It’s a testament to the ongoing work of the Catholic Church in this ministry of care and compassion which it’s gratifying that it is being recognized with such a generous donation in our continuing efforts to always keep the spiritual and physical well-being of our guests and residents first.”
Tim Burchill, AMV CEO, said “Catholic Extension provides funding resources to dioceses and parishes through programs and services investing in people, infrastructure and ministries. We’re honored and humbled by their confidence in our mission and the benefits of this particular project.”
Chaplain Tom Geffre said “The Catholic Extension Society has been a great supporter of projects such as ours for many years. We thank the many patrons of the Society that make this contribution possible. God bless them all.”
For more information about making a gift to Ave Maria Village’s Chapel Campaign, call 701 252-5660 or go to AMV’s website, www.avemariavillage.org , where on-line donations can be made.
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