Matching Gifts

Grateful for Our Past, Preparing for Our Future!

We are very excited to officially “kick-off” our St Lawrence Martyr 2018 Completion Campaign – Grateful for Our Past, Preparing for Our Future!

This campaign seeks to undertake necessary repairs and renovations in our Church that will allow it to better serve its faith community.

As many of you may remember, with our 2010 campaign, Honoring The Past – Building For The Future, we were able to fully renovate the Rectory, transform the Convent into a wonderful Pastoral Center, provide funding for many needed improvements at the Parish School and make a gift to Sagrado Corazón.

Now, after additional planning and thanks to the many parish volunteers and staff, and our architects, Cuningham Group, we present to you this inspiring plan for the future of our parish.

These necessary renovations are a response to concerns from parishioners, aging facilities and efforts to bring existing structures up to code.  The campaign will focus on critical issues such as accessibility for all worshipers, while creating a safer and inviting environment in which to gather and celebrate the sacraments.  Our priorities include the following:

*Altar – The altar steps will be brought to code, lowered and brought closer to the worshipers. All ramps and rails at the altar will meet ADA guidelines.  Additional rails will be added to the choir loft in order to meet code requirements.
*Lighting – Our remodeled facilities will be energy efficient and LEED compliant.
*Sound System – Will be improved so that it better communicates the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
*Pews – Will be refinished and the upholstered backs will be removed.
*Church Interior – New interior paint, plus repair of walls and ceilings due to water damage.
*Communion of Saints Art Installation – This beautiful work of art by artist Lalo Garcia will be placed behind the altar.  It will feature:  St. Lawrence Martyr, St. Junipero Serra, St. Francis of Assisi, St. Kateri Tekakwitha, Our Lady of Guadalupe and St. Mother Teresa.

The goal for our Completion Campaign is $3.6 million, which includes our target goal of $1.07 million for the Diocesan-wide campaign, Called to Renew.

We are so grateful for the many parishioners who have already generously committed and contributed.  To date, we have already received approximately $1.65 million in gifts and pledges, which is about 44% of our goal!  We are striving for 100% participation and hope you can join us in this wonderful opportunity!


Contact Yvonne Fisher at (310) 540-0329 X 289 or by email

Campaign Prayer
Heavenly Father, we glorify and honor your name.
We praise and thank you for blessing us in so many ways.
We ask that your Will be fulfilled
as we begin this historic project
and that you bless these efforts
to benefit our parish community.
We ask that our leaders have the strength
and the stamina that only you can provide.
Guide and help us during this time of sacrifice
and call us to generous giving.
We pray that the people who give to these efforts
give with a generous heart and with you in mind.
So we ask you to bless all those who embrace Stewardship
and give of their time, talent, and treasures with us.
In Jesus’ Name we pray, Amen.

In the spirit of wanting 100% participation from our entire Parish for our Capital Campaign, we asked all parish youth to be a part of our campaign!  Families from the school and religious education and teens in Year 1 and Year 2 confirmation classes were all given an envelope asking for $1.00 from each child/teenager.  In return, they received a “brick” sticker to place on our display, helping to “reveal” our Church as the bricks were laid.   The backdrop is now on display in the Hall.


Msgr. Paul met with the Religious Education groups and the school to talk about the campaign and the repairs required in the Church.  Many good questions were asked and answered!


We are happy to report that our Youth Activity helped raise over $550.00 for our campaign!  Thank you to all who participated for your generosity and for being a part of our campaign!


Ways to give

We would be grateful for your generous pledged commitment to help us reach our $3.6 million goal.  We ask that you prayerfully consider a sacrificial gift to make our vision a reality.


Pledges can be spread out over a one to five-year period.  Payment schedules can be formulated with differing amounts from year to year to accommodate individual needs, and can be paid by check, credit card, electronic funds transfer (EFT) or gifts of securities.  Download     Pledge Card  


Give online!  It is simple, fast and secure.   


Stocks, Bonds, Mutual Funds, and other Liquid Assets are excellent ways to give, particularly if they have appreciated in value.  If the stock has been held over one year, the donor does not have to pay capital gains tax on the stock, and is allowed a tax deduction for the full value of the stock at the time of transfer.


If your company has a matching gift program, you may be able to enhance the impact of your gift by requesting a matching gift form from your company and including it with your pledge card.


Include St. Lawrence Martyr in your will.  Please call Virginia Dargen at 310.540.0329 x250 to discuss your options.

Sample five-year pledge plan for your consideration:

Gift Amount Daily Sacrifice Monthly Annually
$50,000 $27 $834 $10,000
$40,000 $22 $667 $8,000
$30,000 $16 $500 $6,000
$25,000 $14 $417 $5,000
$15,000 $8 $250 $3,000
$10,000 $5 $167 $2,000
$  8,000 $4 $133 $1,600
$  6,000 $3 $100 $1,200
$  3,600 $2 $60 $  720
$  1,800 $1 $30 $  360


While charitable contributions are generally tax deductible, you should consult with your tax adviser.

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Enhance your pledge/gift with a matching gift

Company matching gifts increase the impact of your pledge/gift!  If you have made a one-time gift or any payments in 2018 towards your pledge, you can request to have those funds matched by your employer!


The list below is a partial list of companies in the area that we know have a Matching Gift program.  If your company is not listed below, please check with your HR Department to see if it participates in a Matching Gift program.


While the Matching Gift submission process can vary by company, it typically involves the following steps:

  1. Contact your HR Department for the matching gift forms OR log into your company’s matching gift submission website.


  1. Search for Lawrence Martyr Church. Please note:  St. Lawrence Martyr Church is part of the United States Catholic Conference (USCCB).  You may first have to search for the USCCB group and then choose St. Lawrence Martyr Church.  Here are the Tax ID numbers you will need:
  • United States Catholic Conference: 53-0196617
  • Lawrence Martyr Church: 95-3636058


  1. Select Lawrence Martyr Church from the search results (if not found, you should be able to enter the information).


  1. Register your donation.


  1. Submit the matching gift request.


  1. Send all forms to the attention of Yvonne Fisher in the Parish office and we will do the rest. Our mailing address is: 1940 South Prospect Avenue, Redondo Beach, CA 90277


Companies with Matching Gift Programs:


Bank of America Motorola
Becton Dickinson Nokia
Bio Site Northrup Grumman Litton
Chevron Novartis
Eli Lilly Pfizer
Fieldstone Qualcomm
Guidant Raytheon
Hewlett Packard SAIC
Home Depot SEMPRA
Intel Sempra Energy
Intuit Sony
James Copley Foundation STMicroelectronics
Kyocera Toyota
Mattel Wells Fargo
Merck Yahoo
Merrill Lynch