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Saint Dennis Catholic Education Endowment Fund
A fund of The Catholic Diocese of Madison Foundation, Inc.
The Saint Dennis Catholic Education Endowment provides financial support to the operating expenses of both the Saint Dennis Catholic School and Catholic Faith Formation Programs serving the parish.
From Father Randy Timmerman, Pastor
“Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously.” ~2 Cor 9:6
Your investment in our Catholic Education Endowment Fund makes an immediate impact as well as investing in the future of the values of our Catholic faith. Thank you in advance for sowing generously and trusting that God loves a cheerful giver.
Current Fund Value: over $900,000
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Gifts should be made to:
Saint Dennis Catholic Education Endowment
c/o The Catholic Diocese of Madison Foundation, Inc.
702 S. High Point Road, Suite 223
Madison, WI 53719-4926
Frequently Asked Questions
Why should donors consider an endowment rather than an outright gift?
With an endowment, the gift stays permanently invested. An annual distribution is generated by the fund earnings and supports the life and work of the parish indefinitely.
Is there a minimum amount that can be given?
No. Contributions of any size are gratefully accepted.
Can the parish or diocese ever claim funds from the endowment, in all or in part?
No. As a legally established investment contract, the endowment can never be closed or used in any way other than specified at its establishment.
Should I consult my own lawyer or financial advisor before making a contribution?
It is important for donors to feel completely comfortable in their relationship with the CDMF. Though the fund utilizes the services of top professionals in the legal, accounting, and financial planning fields, donors should use their own lawyer, CPA, certified financial planner or life insurance professional to review arrangements and prepare the appropriate documents.
Visit the Catholic Diocese of Madison Foundation’s website to learn more.
For the long-term benefit of Saint Dennis, we started an active legacy program to inspire bequests and other planned gifts.
Leave a gift to Saint Dennis in your will or estate and become a member of the Omega Circle. This group desires to further the spiritual growth of Saint Dennis Parish and School for future generations by including Saint Dennis in their estate planning.
The gift could be in the form of a bequest in a will, a trust, life insurance policy, retirement plan or securities. For example, the gift could be unrestricted and go toward the greatest need of the parish or it could be designated for the endowment, scholarships or liturgical and capital needs (operations). We will work with you to best match your interests.
The Omega Circle members will meet once a year for a dessert or dinner and a program as a way to show our gratitude for their support. It will also be a great opportunity to hear speakers on financial issues.
To join, complete the above Omega Circle Declaration of Intent Form and mail it to
Father Randy Timmerman
Saint Dennis Parish
413 Dempsey Road
Madison, WI 53714
Support Saint Dennis School and Parish by shopping with Scrip!
Saint Dennis Parish Scrip purchases generate revenue for the school, plus three areas of the Parish: Faith Formation, Mission, and the building and maintenance budget. You can designate your scrip rebate for any of these specific program areas using the below agreement form.
Scrip fundraising gift cards are the same gift cards you would normally purchase from a retailer in your local area, and they work the same way. Parishioners and school families purchase Scrip for full face value and receive full face value at time of use. Saint Dennis pays for the cards at a discounted rate. The difference between the face value and the discounted cost is the rebate or profit. The rebates offered by the merchants vary, but range from 2% to 17%. A few are even higher!
There are three easy ways to buy Scrip:
- Buy cards with cash or check. We keep a stock of the most popular cards on hand for you to purchase after Mass on the third Sunday of the month (and all weekends in December) and weekday sales from the Parish office (Wednesday) and school office (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday when school is in session).
- Submit the order form along with your check or cash payment to the Parish office or at one of the Sunday sales. Your cards will be available for pick up the following week in the Parish office.
- Order cards online using PrestoPay (an account linked to your checking account) and then pick them up at the Parish office. For additional details visit the Saint Dennis School Scrip page.
Shop AmazonSmile and support Saint Dennis. Start your shopping at Smile.Amazon.com and a percentage of your purchases will be donated to Saint Dennis. Same products and prices with an added bonus for Saint Dennis! Please note: you must go to the “Smile” Amazon website instead of the regular Amazon website. That way, you’ll have the ability to select a charity to receive a percentage of your purchase amount. Saint Dennis is listed as “St. Dennis Congregation.” Be sure to select the Madison location.
Giving Your Time & Talent
Our God is a generous God, blessing us with many gifts — including our time and talent. How can we respond in gratitude to God’s many gifts? How can we use our time and talent to contribute to the building up of God’s kingdom?
As one of the largest parishes in the Diocese of Madison, it’s easy to get lost among the 2,300 families at Saint Dennis. We encourage you to get involved today to find your own personal journey with Saint Dennis.
Saint Dennis offers a multitude of ministries through which we can share our time and talent with the Parish family and the wider community. Check out our complete list of Saint Dennis Parish Ministries.
Want to see how you “match up?” Find examples of ways you might contribute based on YOUR interests and talents with the Saint Dennis Talent & Ministry Match-Up.