The Catholic Campus Ministry at St. Thomas More Catholic Church and Newman Center has a long history at the University of Oregon. Started in 1915 as the Newman Club, the Association of Catholic Students is the oldest club on campus and is still going strong today. During it's 103 year history at the University of Oregon has served the Catholic population on campus, and provides a spiritual home for student, faculty, and staff. The Senior Class Gift Program is an opportunity to give back to Newman for all the Center has provided to you throughout your college years. The Class Gift helps to fund future retreats and mission trips that make such an impact in a student's life.
Thank you for considering a class gift -- we hope that you'll join us in exploring, celebrating, and proclaiming our faith.
Fr. Emmanuel Taylor, O.P. Pastor
How it Works
We know you are just starting off in your career, so we want to make it as simple as possible for you with three easy steps:
1. MAKE A PLEDGE of your choosing to give back to Newman, suggested pledge period = 5 years.
Five for Five
$5.00 a month / 5 years = helps to supplement the cost of retreats ($60 / yr.)
Ten for Five
$10.00 a month / 5 years = helps to supplement the cost of mission trips ($120 / yr.)
Faith for Five
___________ (amount of your choosing) a month / 5 years
2. START WHEN YOU ARE READY We will contact you at your preference of:
or other time period
to see if you have attained viable employment and are ready to start giving back.
3. SET IT UP AUTOMATICALLY We can set up your recurring senior class gift to be automatically charged to your credit card or bank account:
It's that simple. Giving to your Senior Class Gift is a great way to give back to Newman and support those that will be following you in your footsteps with Christ.
Why should we give?
Catholic Campus Ministry at St. Thomas More Newman Center is funded thanks to the generosity of many Parishioners, Friends of Newman and Alumni. Your pledge to the Senior Class Gift program truly makes a difference in allowing other students who walk this path the opportunity to have a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ and His Church. On behalf of Catholic Campus Ministry, thank you for your generosity.
How much do I have to pledge?
The strength of the Class Gift Program is in the act of combining your pledge with your classmates' to make a larger impact. Small monthly installments of $5 or $10 a month will have a significant impact on the ministry for years to come. It is through the power and giving of many that makes this program work. Ultimately it is your choice on how much you want to give.
I want to make a pledge but can I delay my start?
Yes! If you're about to graduate but can't start giving until you have attained viable employment, you can still pledge a monthly amount with a delayed start date of a later time.
Can I stop at any time?
Yes, this is a pledge. We know that life has many ups and downs so you can start and stop when you want. You can also adjust your pledge up and down based on your needs. This is a gift from you to Newman, we want that gift to be from your heart and what is in your ability to do.
Will there be a record of my giving?
Yes, St. Thomas More Catholic Church, Eugene is a 501(c)3 non-profit, Tax Id #93-0557625 and in January each year, a letter with the summary of your previous year's giving will be mailed to your address on file for your tax purposes.