All Saints Parish in Lansing has quickly reached its capital-campaign goal, raising more than $900,000 to construct a new church.
Officials of the Tompkins County parish announced May 10 that $913,000 had been raised, with 80 percent of All Saints’ parishioners making pledges. This total far surpasses the goal of $600,000 set when the campaign was announced in late March.
“The overwhelming response shows the generous nature of parishioners at All Saints, which has been historically true,” Father Scott Kubinski, priest administrator of All Saints, said in a statement. “It also shows overwhelming support for the expansion.”
“The results are amazing,” Dan Brown co-director of the capital campaign, added in a statement. “The outpouring of generosity reflects the commitment of our church community. This is something that has been building for years.”
Brown added that he hopes for construction on the new church to begin by the end of 2004, and for the project to be completed by the summer of 2005. The new facility would double the current church’s seating capacity of approximately 200. The building plan also calls for additional gathering space and religious-education classrooms.