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Matching Grant Fundraiser exceeds goal, raises over $60,000



We are pleased to announce that our 2022 Palm Sunday Matching Grant Fundraiser exceeded its donations goal by 41%, raising over $60,000 for our Parish Hall Building Project!

We attribute this fundraising success to broad parish support, plus large donations from new donors from outside our parish community.

An anonymous donor had offered to match every dollar donated between Clean Monday (March 7), and Palm Sunday (April 17, 2022) — up to $25,000 — giving us the potential to raise at least $50,000 during Geat Lent.

After the tabulation of several checks mailed to the parish just prior to the deadline, our final total donations reached $35,046.95, exceeding our goal by 41%, and which, when combined with the $25,000 Match, gives us a final total of $60,046.95. This is more than $10,000 greater than the combined total of our two 2021 matching grant fundraisers, and means we have now raised more than $220,000 total for the building of our New Parish Hall.

This massive fundraising success empowers us to accelerate pre-construction preparation (building permits, plans, scheduling, etc.), and to continue our search and selection process for our general contractor, moving us a giant step forward towards our next intermediate goal, the actual groundbreaking for the New Parish Hall.

It would be difficult to overstate the significance of this fundraising success. We are deeply humbled by and thankful for the sacrificial giving from our parish family, just as we are delighted and surprised by the unexpected donations from first-time supporters from outside our community. Last year we placed the Parish Hall Building Project under the protection of the Mother of God through her wonderworking Myrrh-streaming Hawaiian Iveron Icon, and so we give thanks to her and to our merciful God for each and every one of you, and for all who remember us in your prayers. 

Our prayer is that we can break ground by the spring of 2023. We invite you to watch our website, and follow us on Facebook, for updates and announcements.

Of course, donations and new pledges are welcome at all times! We are casting a wide net, and hope to continue to welcome many new supporters (and parishioners!) as we proceed with the building of our New Parish Hall and our move to the campus of our beautiful historic chapel here in Beltsville, MD.

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