"God loves a cheerful giver!" says Rev. Paul Nomellini. "You can't take it with you!"
A retired priest of the Diocese of Marquette, Father Paul takes his giving very seriously and wants to use his resources wisely. He has 4 or 5 favorite causes that he donates to on a monthly basis. His list of favorites includes local, national and international charities with missions that "put God first" - a charity in Selma, AL that feeds hungry children; a national organization that provides grants to Catholic dioceses in the US where the Church is alive and growing but the resources are scarce; and an organization that forms religious sisters in Haiti.
Father Paul sees his giving as a direct, practical way of putting his Catholic values into action. "I've been so blessed in my life," he said. His charitable choices are a reflection of his life and what is important to him. He seriously evaluates his charitable options, rather than simply tossing money at needs. "We can't help everybody and we shouldn't feel guilty that we're not giving to everything!" he said.
In addition to his monthly giving, Father Paul has designated larger bequest gifts in his will for several causes, including the St. Joseph Association (SJA), which is the pension fund for retired priests of the Diocese of Marquette. Father Paul serves on the SJA board and knows first-hand the essential need to provide financial stability for our retired priests and guarantee future security for our active priests.
Father Paul's gift planning helps him to make financially efficient, tax-effective gifts. He focuses his giving with a 2-part strategy: monthly gifts for immediate needs, and bequests for long-term impact. He gives cheerful witness to stewardship of the Catholic Church. His careful planning ensures that he is getting the most from his giving - for himself, his Church and his favorite charitable causes.
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