Annual Financial Report - Fiscal Year 2020-2021    
July 1, 2020 thru June 30, 2021

Dear Parishioners,

This annual report includes financial information for Fiscal Year 2020-2021, July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021.

Church - FY2020-2021 presented continued challenges due to the COVID pandemic with reduced seating at Masses
for the larger part of the year. In spite of this, offertory came in at 89% thanks to many concerned parishioners
who mailed in their contributions as well as gave above their accustomed offertory. Numerous bequests from
deceased parishioners, Esther Dutt, Veronica Senn and Lois Sharfenberg, who remembered Immaculate Conception
in their wills, helped greatly to offset our offertory shortfall. In addition, prudent spending and reductions held
Church expenses to 84% of budget. If not for the bequests, we would have had a deficit of $11,202 as follows:

Operating Income (subtracting bequest $$)

Operating Expenses

Net Church Operating Activity (w/out bequests)

 

Bequests

Net Church Operating Activity (including bequests)

$1,166,860

$1,178,062

($11,202)

$94,782

$83,580

   

School - Immaculata School's combined Pre-K and K-8 tuition income came in at 102% of budget. Enrollment remained
strong as parents were given the option for in-person or remote learning. Our teachers were stellar in managing
both forms simultaneously. Immaculata also benefitted from the generosity of deceased parishioners Tony and Ann
Lefeber and Vernonica Senn, who remembered the School in their wills. In the current school that has just begun,
Immaculata is looking forward to the construction of its new STEM Laboratory and other building improvments thanks
to a $2M grant from the Shea family. To qualify for this grant, our parishioners stepped up to raise $100,000 or 5%
of the grant amount. Thank you!

DSA - The 2020 Diocesan Support Appeal (DSA) ended with a shortfall of $15,926. However, due to reduced offertory
income in 2020 compared to 2019, the Diocese gave us a concession that eliminated the shortfall that otherwise
would have been due. Our DSA goal for 2021 is $133,027 and we are currently at 81% of our goal.

Thank you for your prayers and your support as we continue to navigate the challenges due to the pandemic. We
are grateful for the gifts God has given us and will continue to use these gifts to do His will.

God bless you,
Mike Tanner
Finance Council Chairman
August 27, 2021

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Semi-Annual Financial Report - Fiscal Year 2020-2021      July 1 thru December 31, 2020

Dear Parishioners,

This report includes financial information for the first half of Fiscal Year 2020-2021, the six months ending December 31, 2020.
We continue to feel the effects of Covid-19 with reduced seating capacity at Mass which has reduced offertory to 81% of budget YTD. Our total revenue stands at 89% of YTD budget helped by bequests of $82,560 that generous parishioners who have passed left the Parish in their will. Our endowment accounts recovered in the last quarter with strong market performance after the sudden drop in March 2020.

The Immaculata upgrade project was completed before the start of the new school year; as of December 2020, all invoices have been paid from Capital Campaign account. The remaining balance in our Capital Campaign stands at $51,825 after our total payments of $750,548 for loan expenses and Immaculata capital improvements. We are so grateful for your generosity on your completed pledges. Thank You! Looking forward, our Capital Campaign cash flow will be sufficient to cover our loan payments through at least October 2021 due to some of our larger annual pledge payments in January 2021. However, we may need to borrow from our savings account as we approach the latter months of 2021 as there are several pledges that were not fulfilled.

Immaculata School is doing very well with YTD total income at 108% of YTD budget. This was helped by a bequest totaling $80,615 and the forgiveness of the $27,944 PPP Loan. Expenses are well maintained at 93% of YTD budget.

Thank you for your prayers and your support as we continue to navigae the challenges due to the pandemic. We are grateful for the gifts God has given us and will continue to use these gifts to do His will.

God bless you,
Mike Tanner
Finance Council Chairman

 

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First Quarter Financial Report - Fiscal Year 2020-2021 July 1 thru September 30, 2020

Dear Parishioners,

As we finish the first quarter of Fiscal Year 2020-2021, we continue to face the challenges of reduced income and tight budget management due to Federal and State Covid-19 restrictions. Our offertory collections are at 80% of budget, or $59,599 below budget. Total revenue is at 83%, or $60,583 under budget. In order to compensate forthe reduced revenue, our expenses are $50,022, or 86% under budget.

Immaculata School, on the other hand, is doing very well. School revenue is $28,733 over budget, placing it at 108% for the first quarter, that is primarily the result of having obtained $27,944 which is a portion of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan received in May 2020. We anticipate that the PPP loan will be forgiven. Enrollment has increased and classes started on Sept. 8th both in classroom and online. Expenses are well maintained at $71,786 below budget (75%). The renovation construction which began when classses ended in June is now complete. Parishioners and interested families were invited to tour the renovations and witness the new technology improvements on Nov. 8th, from 10:00 to 11:30.

Parishioners continue to meet their Capital Campaign pledge obligations. Our current cash balance is $439,234, however, we still have a few outstanding invoices from our school construction to be paid, as well as our regular principal and interest payments on our loan. We have postponed any major maintenance projects until our financialposition improves. Our next big project will be the replacement of the Church roof and we cannot delay this too much longer. We are already experiencing some gutter and flashing damage on the north side of the roof which needs immediate attention.

The Finance Council recently evaluated and recommended four local charities to help us securely administer our Good Samaritan Fund and honor the intent of our donors. Under the current pandemic conditions, it is no longer feasible to administer charitable distributions from our office, nor do we perceive an ability to do so in the near future. For more details, please see Fr. Cook's "Pastor's Message" on the Church website and E-Newsletter.

Our year-end holy season is rapidly approaching and for many of us it will be a different experience with less travel and online gatherings. We wish all of you joyous and healthy holidays with your loved ones. God bless you and thank you for your continued support.

Please send any financial questions to Jeannie Hinek, Business Manager, or me, using the parish email address This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or leave a note at the parish office. Please include your contact information for a response.

Sincerely,
Gayden Gauthier
Finance Council Chairman

 

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Annual Financial Report - Fiscal Year 2019-2020 July 1, 2019 thru June 30, 2020

Dear Parishioners,

The 2019-2020 fiscal year was a challenge for Immaculate Conception Parish, but we weathered the storm fairly well. Our offertory collection was down $160,874 from the prior year and $177,487 below budget. This was offset by Unrestricted Donations and Support of $230,653 vs. a budget of $178,114 due primarily to a bequest of $157,235 from former parishioners Mickie and Frank Zamborsky. With the closure of our church and postponement or cancel-lation of activities due to COVID-19, our operating expenses were down $287,110 from the prior year and $162,484 (9.8%) below budget. We applied for and received $123,520 from the Federal Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) which may be a forgiveable loan. While we ended the fiscal year with a budget surplus of $57,178, had we not received the PPP Loan, Inmmaculate Conception Parish would have ended the fiscal year with a deficit of $66,342.

We began construction of Immaculata School improvements right after school ended in June and hope to be com-pleted by August 21st. This will allow time for our teachers and staff to move back into their classrooms and offices before classes start Sept. 8th. Expenditures from our Capital Campaign fund totaled $952,144 with the bulk of expenses going toward principal payments against our loan as well as upgrades for Immaculata. We installed a new fire alarm system and completed significant technology upgrades. Our Capital Campaign loan balance as of June 30 was $422,601.

Immaculata's revenue was $60,351 below last year and $37,033 over this year's budget. Expenses were $18,957 below last year and $37,032 over budget. A PPP Loan for the school of $132,489 was critical to breaking even. Enrollment has increased from 108 this past school year to 123 K-8 students registered YTD for the upcoming school year. We usually get additional Pre-K registrations in August and will finalize Immaculata's budget around mid-August.

For FY 2020-2021, we continue to face a precarious financial situation due to the pandemic. We have reduced our operating budget by postponing or eliminating some items that may have typically been included in prior budgets, but were considered excessive given the current economic climate. Our budgets will be "working budgets" as we plan to evaluate them each quarter and made adjustments as economic conditions improve. As we continue to refine and update our parish and school budgets, we ask that you welcome Fr. Torres and pray for our priests and staff. God bless all of you and stay healthy.

Please send your financial questions to Jeannie Hinek, Business Manager, or me, using the parish email address at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Sincerely,
Gayden Gauthier
Finance Council Chairman

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July 1, 2020-June 30, 2021 Church & School Budgets

We are dealing with unprecedented times in our lives as we emerge from “Stay At Home” conditions and seek a return to life prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.  We are all wondering what the “New Normal” will bring.  As we approach the end this fiscal year and prepare budgets for next year, we must address new challenges and pray for God’s blessings.   Masses have started again on a limited basis following CDC and NC government guidelines and attendance is slowly growing as we become more comfortable.   

We have prepared our Church budget and at this time we are projecting a balanced budget for the coming fiscal year.   To balance our budget, we postponed or eliminated some budget items that may have typically been included in prior budgets, but were considered excessive given the current economic climate.  This will be an “interim budget” as we will evaluate it after the first quarter and make adjustments as economic conditions improve.  We identified several spending areas that we are deferring until we feel comfortable that offertory collections are recovering, and any postponed donations start to return; we hope to be back to normal going forward.  Hopefully you are able to help.  For the three months including March-May 2020, our offertory collections were running 26.4% behind the same three months of 2019.  June revenue has improved with the return to public Masses.  Several parishioners attended Mass the last few weekends and brought zip-lock bags holding three months of envelopes.  Thank you!!

We usually do not finalize Immaculata’s budget until August when many of the Pre-K students finalize their enrollment.  Speaking of enrollment, we have good news: at this point last year we had 108 students enrolled in K-8th, and through mid-June this year we have 116 registered, with a number of additional families considering enrollment.  We have started construction on the school updates and are excited with the progress.  We hope our exciting upgrades will lead to even more families considering enrollment at Immaculata!  

As we continue to refine and update our parish and school budgets during the coming fiscal year, we ask that you pray for our priests and staff.  God bless all of you and stay healthy.

Gayden Gauthier

Finance Council Chair

 

Semi-Annual Financial Report FY 2019-2020 

Dear Parishioners,

This report includes financial information for the first half of Fiscal Year 2019 - 2020, the six months ending December 31, 2019.

Church: Our income was ahead of budget driven primarily by Unrestricted Donations and other Support. Offertory was down at 46% of annual budget. Unrestricted Donations and Other Support came in at 120% largely due to the generosity of our former parishioners, Francis and Mildred Zamborsky, who remembered Immaculate Conception in their will. We are most grateful to them and keep them in our prayers. Rental income was slightly above budget at 107%; however, as of the end of August we will no longer receive rental income from the St. Joseph Center. Our expenses were in line at 50% of annual budget. Facilities and General and Administrative expenses were slightly over budget, while other areas were under budget.  

Immaculata School: Income was at 51% of annual budget, and expenses are being well managed at 46%. Our new Principal and teachers are in place and excitement is growing. The “Fiesta for Education” fundraiser dinnerauction is scheduled for May 9th in the gym. Thank you for your support.  

Building Maintenance and Improvement: We replaced the outdated fire alarm system in the School, refinished the hardwood floors in the church and chapel, and replaced the aged copy machine in the church office. We received a rebate from Duke Energy of $5,745 for changing our church lighting to LED.  

Capital Campaign and Diocese Loan: In October we made an additional $500,000 payment toward our loan on the St. Joseph Center which reduced our interest payments by almost 50%. This should save us over $65,000 in interest payments over the next few years. Most parishioners are keeping up with their pledge payments, but some are in arrears and may not be fulfilled.  

Other: Performance on our endowment investments was very good as both the stock and bond markets had an outstanding year. Our DSA and Priests’ Retirement and Benefits collections were under our assessment goals and the shortfall was paid from our offertory income. Hopefully this performance will improve for 2020 - 2021. Our Forward in Faith, Hope and Love (FFHL) balance remains at $137,364 as these funds were not used during the period.  

If you would like to a copy of the full report, please visit our website at www.immaculateconceptionchurch.com or call the church office at 6936901.  

Sincerely,
Gayden Gauthier
Finance Council Chair

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Immaculate Conception Parish Annual Financial Report
Fiscal Year 2018-2019 July 1, 2018 thru June 30, 2019

Dear Parishioners,

We are pleased to share financial information for our parish for the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2019, and note the following:

FY 2018-2019 saw much change at Immaculate Conception Parish. In June, we learned that the Capuchin Friars would no longer be serving our Parish, and we would be served by Diocesan priests. As the school year ended, we saw the need to hire a new Principal and 3 teachers. All are now in place and we have balanced budgets for the next fiscal year.

Our revenue was slightly above budget (2%) primarily due to unrestricted donations and bequests. In May, we received a bequest from former parishioner James Ulcher totaling $65,712. Operating expenses were also over budget due to the shortfall in the Priests Retirement and DSA collections. We ended the fiscal year at $10,000 over budget. Improvements to our main sanctuary included new LED llights and upgraded sound system.

Immaculata School on the other hand, ended the fiscal year under budget by $41,394 primarily due to parishioners' donations from our Immaculata Sunday special collection. In May 2019, we received a bequest of $52,500 from former parishioners Dick and Win Hunt. We also want to give a special "thank you" to all who helped make Malachi's Playground a reality.

Our Capital Campaign continues to grow. In May we received a very generous $250,000 challenge pledge from an anonymous donor. This gives us a total of $1,868,688 in pledges to date, with payments received of  $728,492. Thank you all for your support.

Please send your financial questions to Jeannie Hinek, Business Manager, or me, using the parish email address at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or leave a note at the parish office. Please include your contact information for a response.

Thank you again for all that you continue to do for your parish.

Sincerely,
Gayden Gauthier
Finance Council Chairman

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