Donor Impact Report 2017

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Your “YES!” is Bearing Fruit!

Hello! From Fr. Rich: Welcome to Catholic Campus Ministry's first donor impact report! This report is an opportunity for you to know the impact that you are having on our student community. As we review the 2016-17 school year, three words come to mind: inspire, challenge, and change. As a donor, you join our Newman family in supporting more than 13,000 Catholic students across our three campuses. Your investment — along with hundreds of Catholic full-time faculty and staff members, our permanent Catholic community, and thousands of alumni and friends worldwide — offers vital support for our ministry. You are a partner in an endeavor that cares for and directs our students in the development of a strong Catholic life ethic. We are particularly grateful to our monthly donors, our first-time donors, and our Campus Ministry Advisory Committee. We also appreciate our tailgaters for their energy and commitment to our ministry. In a special way, we would like to thank our student donors who find the resources to give to us financially. We also wish to acknowledge and thank all of our donors and volunteers who have journeyed with us in mission throughout the year. By investing in our ministry, you deepen the blessings and joys that we experience. We ask for your continued prayers and support as our students utilize the ministries at Newman to deepen their faith lives. We look forward to a 2017-2018 school year filled with God’s presence and Spirit! In Catherine and Dominic, Fr. Rich Litzau, O.P. Pastor

Catholic Campus Ministry Mission Statement

How do we do it? not without YOU!

Figures are for July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017.

Who donates?

7 Business sponsors

132 Parents of current students

48 Alumni 67 current students

27 Donor Friends 5 Foundations

286 total donors 274 individuals 7% of our supporters are monthly givers 16% of our supporters gave more than one gift over the course of the year

How much does it cost?

286 donors contributed a financial gift to directly fund Campus Ministry programs. The graphs below represent revenue and expenses for the fiscal year of July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017. Thank you for your support!

Revenue $92,826 | Fundraising $20,000 | Catholic Extension Grant $40,330 | Football Parking $29,791 | Campus Ministry fees $80,000 | Endowment Income $108,069 | Parish Support

Expenses $175,265 | Salaries & Benefits $76,208 | Evangelization & FOCUS $3,701 | Leadership

You may notice that one of the primary sources of our revenue comes from “Parish Support.” The St. Thomas More Newman Center is also a parish. The parish’s primary ministry is the encouragement and development of Catholic students through Campus Ministry. However, our goal is to make our student ministry self-sustaining. Although the parish community will always be dedicated to supporting the students, your gifts are moving us toward a sustainable future.

Campus Ministry Endowment

$6,653 | Service & Justice

Fiscal year 2015-16: $2,251,918 Fiscal year 2016-17: $2,388,869

$45,127 | Retreats & Spirituality

Increase of: 6.08 percent!

$27,215 | Administration & Fundraising $38,847 | Professional Services

Generous donors, including the Legacy Fund members, made $13,100 in gifts to the endowment during the fiscal year 2016-17.

INSPIRE with love Campus Ministry held Awakenings #32: Remain in Me in the fall and Awakenings #33: Come as You Are in the spring. Over 400 students experienced God’s agape love through their peers. Many students, like John, say that the Awakenings Retreat is what INSPIRED them to pursue a personal relationship with Christ and grow deeper in their faith community at Newman.

CHALLENGE to give back 2017 marked the launch of our Legacy Fund, a program for graduating students to give back to Newman. In total, 15 recent graduates rose to the CHALLENGE and pledged $19,865 toward the Campus Ministry endowment!

“As hard as it is to leave Mizzou, Newman has given me the confidence and perseverance I will need to be successful in my faith life and my professional life.” Peter O’Keefe Bachelors of Science, Health Science; May ‘17 Pursuing a masters in Occupational Therapy at Mount Mary University

“No matter where I go, this place will forever be one of my homes. The people here are always pursuing more for the Kingdom. What a joy it is to witness students being molded into servants and saints every time I walk through the doors. Jesus, thank you for the never-ending light and love that is Newman.” Megan Haller Doctorate in Physical Therapy; May ‘17 Working as a traveling physical therapist in the Pacific Northwest

“I went to Awakenings for the first time first semester of my freshman year. The people in my small group are now some of my closest friends. At the end of the retreat, I realized how close everyone was to each other. Going back to campus, those relationships continued to grow because everyone was chasing Christ together. I volunteer on staff now because I want to give back to the community that has given me so much spiritually, academically, professionally, and socially. I want others to have the same experience that I have had on Awakenings and at Newman.” John Fennewald MU junior from Cape Girardeau, MO Pictured: center top row

CHANGE lives for christ

Most of our graduates leave Campus Ministry to begin a career or graduate school. For a few, they are called to a different CHANGE, and they dedicate this transitional time in their lives to ministry.

Pictured above: 2016-17 FOCUS missionaries with newly accepted missionaries from Mizzou “Becoming involved at Mizzou’s Newman Center was the best decision I’ve ever made. It was here, within this amazing community, where I experienced God’s love in a new and radical way. My involvement at Newman and FOCUS is what made me feel the sense of urgency to become a Catholic missionary and share the beauty of the Catholic faith with other college students in need.” Katie Rinehart Bachelors of Journalism; May ‘17 Becoming a FOCUS Missionary Pictured: far right

In previous years, students have gone into service with the Jesuit Alumni Service Corps, the Billiken Service Corps, Dominican Volunteers USA, and Jesuit Volunteer Corps. This year, four of our graduates – Devon Schmutzler, Katie Rinehart, Jake Huber, and Candice Mohapp – are pursuing service as FOCUS missionaries.

Counting Our Blessings


Catholic Campus Ministry at St. Thomas More Newman Center serving the Columbia collegiate community since 1963.


Campuses served by the

St. Thomas More Newman Center.

Columbia College Stephens College


University of Missouri

Newman graduates who are serving as priests in the Diocese of Jefferson City.


Newman alumni in active formation for the priesthood or religious life.


students attended 8 p.m. Mass on average


students participating in Bible studies


students total attended E3, the Wednesday night

faith formation, during the school year.

Columbia, Missouri

13,000 Catholic

students on our three campuses.

2,364 ... and counting! Newman alumni in our “extended� Newman family.


states our students lived

before coming to Columbia

Reaching As we closed out the school year, we paused to take stock of our blessings. We offer our gratitude for your role in helping us fulfill our mission to minister to the student community.

We see signs of great blessings Increased support: Your gifts amazed us! Response to requests for support increased by 293 percent over the previous year. Rising interest: While enrollment dropped, participation in Campus Ministry events did not decrease! Heightened communications: By your request, we initiated a monthly parent/alumni email and this donor impact report to accompany the bi-annual newsletters.

Our goals for next year

With your support, we have been able to dream big for next school year! Based upon the needs of the community and our Campus Ministry mission, our goals for the 2017-18 year include: Investing additional resources in evangelization and welcoming of all students Providing deeper catechetical experiences for students Offering mental health awareness opportunities and education for students Enhancing leadership development for student volunteers Expanding ministry to Catholic faculty and staff Updating the Student Lounge to include a saint wall and a spiritual resources lending library

THANK YOU for investing in Campus Ministry during the 2016-17 school year. We invite you – our extended Newman family – to join us in sustaining this positive momentum as we move forward into an exciting future!

Your Support Makes a Difference Campus Ministry Advisory Committee

We are blessed to have a dedicated group of parents, alumni, faculty, and community members serving our student ministries. These individuals volunteer their time and resources to advancing the mission of and building a solid foundation for Campus Ministry. We are grateful for their support! Toby & Tracy Boschert MU ’93 & ’82, respectively Parents of two MU graduates Leawood, Kansas

Jim & Betsy Klarsch Jim — MU ’80 Parents of two MU students Des Peres, Missouri

Dave & Lori Carlson Parents of MU student Minooka, Illinois

Jim Koller Professor Emeritus, MU Newman parishioner Columbia, Missouri

Kate Harry MU ’73 Newman parishioner Columbia, Missouri

“My wife Tracy and I are involved with the Newman Center because of their mission of helping college students grow in their Catholic faith. The young adults that our kids have met and become friends with through the Newman Center are the inspiration and reason that we want to help Campus Ministry grow!” Toby Boschert Pictured below: the Boscherts

Patrick Pullins MU ’06 Newman parishioner Columbia, Missouri

Wish List 2017-2018

Fees for one intramurals team $90 10 needed Speaker travel plus stipend for one catechetical event $300 Six needed Small group Bible study leader resources $500 Men’s Retreat & Women’s Retreat transportation $800 For both retreats Mass on the Quad & Welcome Week Events $1,000 Freshman Overnight Retreat $1,000 50 freshmen, plus upperclassmen staff Food for volunteers to cook monthly at the soup kitchen $2,400 Annual cost Student Internship Program $2,620 Formation and salary for one of eight interns Travel to FOCUS Student Leadership Summit for 80 students $8,000 FOCUS stipend for one missionary $15,000 Four total Development consultant for one year $36,000

Business Sponsors • • • • • • •

Asbestos Removal Services, Inc. Central Missouri Auto Body Knights of Columbus Council #7231 Peckham Architecture Rolling Hills Veterinary Hospital Stringcreek Lawn & Landscape

If you would like to sponsor any of these programs or serve as a business sponsor, please contact JoAnn Shull at or 573-449-5424 x205.

St. Thomas More Newman Center

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