Capital Campaign Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church
Capital Campaign Update
A Note from your Capital Campaign Chair
It is my hope that each of you are continuing to stay healthy this Spring. With a larger and larger percentage of Florida residents having received one or both of their COVID vaccines, the outlook for the future seems to be improving each and every day. I miss seeing many of our families in person in our new Church and hope to see you in the coming months. Below is an update on our progress as we begin the sixth year of this journey together. With the Lenten period under way and the possibility of increasing church attendance, I am happy to report that we have begun the process of having the two exterior naming displays manufactured. This includes the original Holy Trinity founders as well as the display crediting all the donors to this campaign, alphabetical, by year. Our hope is to have these displays completed and mounted to the exterior, left of the main sanctuary doors by Easter Sunday. Due to possible delays with material shortages, this date is not guaranteed, but we are going to do our best to meet the May 2nd, 2021 goal.
As of February 28, 2021, we have raised $5,938,079 in pledges; of this amount, $5,790,059 has been paid towards the building and we have $148,020 remaining to be paid. We received, $2,252,335 through memorials, planned gifts, and insurance settlements. In total, we have raised $8,042,394. We still need to raise an additional amount of $11,462 to meet our goal. Lastly, we continue to make progress on our bridge loan. The original loan amount was $2,361,000 and we have paid $2,056,566 to date with a remaining balance of $304,433. For any families that have not completed their 2020 payments, please help us by sending in a payment. If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to me personally.
Since June of 2019, we have been also raising funds for the interior and in essence a separate campaign effort. As of February 28, 2021, we received $1,241,679 in pledges and of this amount, $1,152,001 have been paid by our parishioners. Both efforts have been quite an accomplishment during a pandemic and demonstrated the dedication to the future of our Parish.
Last year we were also able to create a wonderful legacy by documenting the stories of donor families and ministries and I want to thank those families who shared their histories in 2020: George and Elefteria Mantzaris, John and Kathy Pantelis, George and Irene Pappas, Sandy Papadakis & Family, Emmanuel and Orsa Velivasakis, Fran Glaros, Helen Theofilis, and George Cretekos.
You can watch these videos at: https://www.htclearwater.com/capitalcampaign/testimonial-videos
I am very proud of what we all have been able to accomplish as a community. I want to thank our Parish Council members, donor families, volunteers and staff who have worked so hard over the past six years to get us this far. Many families have inquired about how they can support our efforts in 2021. I simply ask that each family honor their initial pledge or review the remaining interior opportunities that are available on the link below. If you are interested, please call the Parish office at 727-799-4605.
Capital Campaign Chair