Thursday, January 8, 2015

Financial Report for December 2014

The tables below indicate our financial situation as of the end of December 2014 and the first half of our 2014-15 fiscal year. We praise God and thank our faithful supporters for responding so abundantly to our year-end Impact Campaign. Gifts during the comparable campaign in 2013 were, by comparison, $132,000. Unrestricted general fund donations during December of $264,096 from churches and individuals were $200,237 above the $63,859 December budget for these types of contributions.(The $264,096 donation total for December includes a special $100,000 gift not included in the Impact 2014 year-end-appeal total receipts shown in the graph below.) Expenses of $121,214 were $31.326 above the $89,915 budgeted for expenses. In addition, we received $988 toward our Capital Fund in December.


 GENERAL OPERATING FUND - DECEMBER 2014
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Graph shows results of our
Impact 2014 Campaign
as of Jan.6, 2015

 Donation Income (unrestricted)
$264,096 
 Other Income
$22,036 
 Total Income
$286,132 
 Expenses
$121,214 
 Net Income
$128,714 
 GENERAL OPERATING FUND -  FISCAL 2014-15
Donation Income
$488,296 
Other Income
$148,867 
Total Income
$637,163 
Expenses
$504,143 
Net Income
$133,020 

 CAPITAL FUND
 Capital Campaign Goal
$3,500,000 
 Received
$3,395,126 
 Long-term Pledges Outstanding
$286,321 
 Total Received and Pledged
$3,681,447 
 Outstanding Obligations
$35,000 
 Monthly Interest Payment
$2,876 
 Remaining Mortgage
$580,817 


 

If you would like to make a convenient online donation to Greenville Seminary, click the "Donate" button above. Gifts may also be mailed to: Greenville Seminary, PO Box 690, Taylors SC 29687.


THE GPTS ADVANCEMENT INITIATIVE

From now until the end of 2015, Greenville Seminary urges you to join in our critical-needs Advancement Initiative by donating and enlisting a team of fellow supporters. Here's how it works:

Click on this link and then either select the orange DONATE TO YOUR CHARITY box to make a donation or, better yet, click on the black FUNDRAISE FOR YOUR CHARITY box to start your own peer-to-peer fund-raising campaign on behalf of GPTS. Once you have created your campaign, click on the "Manage Team" tab on your fund-raiser campaign page, then on the "Invite Team Members" box to create an e-mail message notifying your contacts about your fund-raising efforts on behalf of Greenville Seminary. In turn, they will have the opportunity to give or start a campaign of their own.


As you reach out, or even if you do not participate in this Crowdrise.com effort, we would appreciate knowing about your contacts. We are asking you to provide the names of five prospective donors from among your friends and acquaintances. To make your pledge and referrals, please fill out and submit the form here.
  
Most of all, be fervent in prayer that God would provide all that is needed for us to do what He has called us to do in this ministry which the church so badly needs in these uncommon times.

Remember, gifts to GPTS are tax-deductible and may include cash, securities, property or a variety of planned giving instruments. (The tax deduction is reduced by the fair market value of any premium received in return for a donation.) See here for information about planning your last will and testament with the Kingdom of God in mind.



Whether or not you can contribute financially, here is another way you can help the seminary: Spread the Word! Do you know someone that would be interested in learning more about our organization or supporting us? If so, share a link to this newsletter. (Click the tiny "M" e-mail icon at the bottom of this post.) Thank you for your continued support for Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary.