Donations

You can financially support and build the ministry at St. Augustine’s Newman Center in 4 ways: (see below for where your tax-deductible donations go!)

  1. Send a check or cash directly to the parish (135 S. Hickory Street, Platteville WI 53818).
  2. Donate through PAYPAL (click on the "Donate" button below).
  3. Donate through EFT (electronic funds transfer) which helps us to receive regular and stable income (contact Linda to quickly and easily set that up).
  4. Pray for our ministry and that we can meet our financial goals.

Please contact Linda Thomas or Steve Davies with any questions - 608-348-7530; linda@pioneercatholic.org or steve@pioneercatholic.org.


Your donations help our students in a variety of ways and YOU have the ability to designate where your support assists us best!

Campus Ministry

We currently work tirelessly to provide a strong Campus Ministry with new programming and solid outreach on the UW-Platteville Campus. Your donations in this area go toward the salary and projects of the Campus Ministers and Campus Minister Associates. Campus Ministry is vital to the mission of our Catholic Newman Community, because without it, we have very limited resources to reach out to those on campus, as well as to run the existing programs at St. Augustine. Please help us bring Jesus Christ to these students and ensure that they receive the Catholic ministry that they deserve!

Operations

Our parish is made up of community parishioners and students. On any Sunday Morning during the school year, the pews are filled with students who account for about 80% of our total parishioners. Catholic parishes rely almost exclusively on the offertory and donations from their parishioners to meet the general operating expenses of the parish (lights, heat, janitorial, etc.), but since we are also home to the Catholic Newman Community, our amazing resident parishioners can only foot so much of the bill. Currently our weekly donations make up about 30% of our annual budget so we need to fundraise often in order to balance our operations budget. We need your support to ensure that our building always remains open and that we can have staff available for both the college students and parishioners!

Catholic Newman Community

Did you know you can have your money go directly to the students’ fund for the Catholic Newman Community? That's Right! You can directly help the students with their mission work, personal outreach, and of course the always popular Wednesday night Simple Supper! Our students fundraise all school year to enable them to go to on mission trips to Mississippi and to attend important conferences and retreats. Your donations to this area help us to offset the costs of these very important aspects of the Newman Community!

There are many other direct designations you can make to specific programs, but the above three currently have the highest need of increased support. Again, if you have any questions, or want to see if there are other ways you can help us, please reach out to Linda or Steve (contact information above).

May God Bless you and be ever present in your daily lives!