FAQ

WHAT DID WE BUILD?

  • A new multipurpose Family Center, divisible into two separate rooms.
  • A foyer that can be used for pre-functions, and receptions.
  • A commercial kitchen, suitable for large or small functions.
  • An athletic center for sports activities, dance practices, and performances.
  • Administration Building: Conference rooms, offices and school administration.
  • Educational Building within the administration building.
  • Church resource center with Library.
  • A preschool and daycare center.
  • A bookstore.
  • Ample parking for the church campus that will accommodate 87 vehicles.
  • The Plateia, an outdoor space between the Family Center and the Church.
  • Improved security featuring a gated perimeter with alarm/entry system.
  • Ample storage, for dance costumes, and church fraternal organizations.

WHY DID WE BUILD?”

After 50 years plus, the buildings  had served their useful life and improvements were becoming  costly, resulting in a drain to church finances. Remodeling of the facilities will not have resulted in what the parish needed to move forward for future generations. With more than 600 hundred families on our Stewardship list, the old facilities did not support the existing programs or the activities of the Church and consistent scheduling issues continued to impact our growth. Adequate space was needed to support our many programs and church activities at the time and in the future. An inadequate amount of on-site parking was impacting growth, safety and the smooth operation of the many ministry programs.


HOW MUCH DID IT COST?

The total cost for the building project was $13,252,000.  It includes construction costs, building permits, site preparation, design cost, site surveys, contingencies, and costs for financing and fundraising among other expenses.

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 Construction Related Cost:

$10,556,000                      AP Thomas bid (+ $250,000 contingency)

$400,000                           Financing Costs

$350,000                           Building Permits

$105,000                           Performance Bond AP Thomas

$100,000                           Special Inspections

$750,000                           Annunciation Contingency

$756, 000                          Prepaid Expenses (Demolition, Architectural,

Environmental Reports etc.)

$50,000                             Legal Fees

$13,067,000                  Construction Related Cost

 

Capital Campaign Cost

$110,000                               Capital Campaign costs

  $75,000                               Donor Recognition

$185,000                           Capital Campaign Cost

 


COULD WE AFFORD THIS?

The answer is YES. Our parish has the capacity to raise the needed funds from our members. The question is do we have the desire? After many different plans and building programs, this is the time for Annunciation to insure the legacy of our Parish. Our fathers and mothers before us gave us a great location that we need to improve and leave a legacy for our children and their children. We need a campus equipt to fulfill their spiritual, educational and cultural needs for the future. The time is NOW to invest for our children.

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HOW ARE WE PLANNING TO PAY FOR IT?

Construction and Capital Campaign costs will be met through the commitment and generosity of our parishioners. Our fundraising is well under way and our Capital Campaign efforts will continue to raise the remainder of the funds needed for the completion of the buildings.

321 of the nearly 600 Annunciation families have made a commitment to THE BUILD for $7.7 million. That number, along with over $2 million from past campaigns, leaves us a total of just over $3 million to raise from the remainder stewards of our parish. The generosity of the families that have made a commitment thus far leaves no doubt that the campaign is moving forward in a great way.

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WHAT IS THE FUNDRAISING PLAN?

$3 million in additional pledges is needed to reach our goal. Every member of Annunciation is called upon to make a difrence by make his or her best gift to THE BUILD to the best of their ability. We will need true generous giving of all our stewards as we seek gifts of equal sacrifice.  An initiative to raise the $3.0 M by the end of December 31, 2017 is on full force. A series of events have been planned to bring awareness while volunteers, capital campaign committee members, and church leadership reachout to each one of the300 parishioners that have not pledged.

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HOW CAN I CONTRIBUTE?

Don’t wait to be contacted , call a member of the Capital Campaign Committee, to set up a meeting. In this meeting, information concerning The Build will be provided, questions will be answered and you will the opportunity to make your a gift or,

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There are several options available to make a financial contribution to THE BUILD.  Your contribution can be immediate or may be paid within 3 – 5 years.  In addition to cash contributions, gifts of stocks, bonds, other securities, real estate, etc. are encouraged.  Please contact a Capital Campaign Committee member regarding these options.  Whatever option you choose, please remember that the amount of your contribution is not nearly as important as all of us working together to reach our goal of building the new facilities for our church.  Together we can do this!!

Gift breakdown

 

To help the Parish address its immediate needs, we respectfully ask you to consider an initial investment of at least 10%. The 10% initial investment is a suggestion, and if you feel inclined to, you may give a larger amount as an initial investment.

WILL MY CONTRIBUTION BE KEPT CONFIDENTIAL?

All contributions will be kept confidential, unless you request otherwise.  THE BUILD pledge forms provide for a section that can be used to indicate how you would like to be recognized publicly.


HOW WILL CONTRIBUTIONS BE RECOGNIZED?

All contributions to the campaign will be recognized by a personal letter and appropriately acknowledged in publications and in the “Wall of Honor” that will be located in the foyer area of the new Family Center.  If you have chosen to remain anonymous, your contribution will be listed as such.

In addition, several naming opportunities are offered to anyone who is interested in dedicating an area or a room, in honor or memory of a loved one. Please see additional information in the following pages.


WAS IT BEST TO BUILD ALL AT ONCE?

YES! It  minimized the impact on the ongoing programs and activities of the Parish and resulted in over $2 million in savings by completing the project all at once.[/accordion_toggle]


WHEN WOULD CONSTRUCTION BEGIN?

We broke ground on June 1st, 2015.  Phase II was  completed with the razing of the former Budget truck rental building, the adjacent apartments been demolished, the building contractor vetting all sub-contractors, and final construction costs issued.  Construction  began June 2st, 2015.


WHAT WILL STOP US FROM STARTING CONSTRUCTION?

We need a bridge loan for the 14 months that the project is being built.  The more pledges we receive, and the faster we receive them, the less of the bridge loan will be used.  The Bridge loan will be in the form of a “Credit Line” that we pull out as needed.  The more we get in pledges, the less we use from the loan.  If we do not get the bridge loan, then we will have to wait and get the full amount not only pledged, but received in the church accounts.  This will take 3-5 additional years, which will add $2-$6 million to the cost.


HOW LONG DID IT TAKE TO BUILD?

The project time for construction was 16 months.


WHAT ARE THE SIZES OF THE NEW FACILITIES?

The new facilities will be three times larger than the existing facilities. A total of 40,000 square feet of new construction it will include:

  • A Family Center (Main Hall)
  • Administration and education buildings
  • A Plateia – a large courtyard between the existing church and the Family Center
  • Parking Lot – 86 parking spaces

MORE THAN BRICKS AND MORTAR?

The new facilities will significantly increase activities and opportunities for ministries. The expanded functional space will benefit everyone, renewing and re-energizing our church. When completed we will be able and equipped to

  • Focus on ministries for adults
  • Expand and develop programs for youth and young adults
  • “Reach Out” ministry to our parishioners who are not fully engaged in the life of the Church
  • Expand services for the seniors of Annunciation including transportation and activities
  • Develop programs that will enrich our young families
  • Hold multiple functions at once

and much more….


WHAT IS THE NEW HALL GOING TO BE USED FOR?

This elegant large open space is able to host banquets for up to 450 people for weddings, baptisms, graduations, fundraisers and other numerous church related events. The large hall has the ability to be divided for smaller events, dance practices, meetings, conferences and retreats. The hall will also host athletic events such as basketball and volleyball.


WOULD IT LOOK LIKE A GYM?

No. Removable hoops, portable sports equipment, and a floor that has been designed in a way that blends in, ensures for an elegant environment.


WHAT WOULD HAPPEN TO THE OLD BUILDINGS?

The existing buildings  continued to serve in their t capacity until the new facilities were completed. At that time they were demolished and the Plateia and new parking lot were constructed.


WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO THE CHURCH?

There are no current plans for renovating the Church.


WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO THE STAINED GLASS WINDOWS?

The stained glass windows would remain in our existing church. If a plan is developed to re-build our church there is a provision for the stained glass windows to be utilized in the new hall which would present them in a respectful manner.


HOW CAN WE SUPPORT THE NEW FACILITIES?

Operating expenses will be less than our current budget, due to the energy savings and efficiencies of new buildings. The maintenance costs for the campus will also be reduced dramatically as a result of having new facilities. The actual costs are not known. With efficiencies of design, the new facilities should cost less than our existing facilities.