Why We Give

Thomas E. Bertelsen, Jr.

Thomas E. Bertelsen, Jr.

Estate gifts have been extremely important to NCR's financial stability and will continue to be so in the future. My wife and I have been pleased to provide resources for NCR through our charitable remainder trust. (Thomas E. Bertelsen, Jr., Ross, CA)

Anne M. Jenkins

Anne M. Jenkins

I rely on NCR for its' independent news analysis of my church and our people. I look to NCR to feed my faith and its' stories undergird my spirituality and in it I find community. I want NCR to have the funds to continue so I enthusiastically put them in my will, donate to the annual Friends of NCR fund and gift a dozen subscriptions annually. (Anne M. Jenkins, Edmunds, WA)

Rich and Dana Wekerle

Rich and Dana Wekerle

Being recipients of NCR for many years we have always depended on all their reporters and sources to give us straight news about our church and the world we live in--more so than any other source--including our own Catholic Church news. We know of many priests, bishops and sisters who also follow the good and the bad which emanates from our sometimes-faulted ability to get Jesus' message about bringing about the "Kingdom of God." NCR certainly helps us with that. (Rich and Dana Wekerle, Douglas, AZ)

Fr.Tony Schumacher

I am happy to support NCR any way I can. From NCR I get a view of the church I find in very few other publications. It gives me a vision of the church that is dynamic and open to the Holy Spirit and at the same time, a church which is changeable and always in need of reform because it is made up of frail human persons. NCR holds the church accountable for its failings but above all it is committed to be a voice of the church's mission as the hope and the light of Christ in a darkened world. (Fr.Tony Schumacher, Fitchburg, WI)