Moving Forward Together

2019 Annual Fund

Dear Friends,

2019 has been another exceptional year for celebrating the history of Nativity! On Saturday, May 18, 2019, exactly 50 years to the day, we honored the 50th Anniversary of the Dedication of Nativity Church with a Mass celebrated by Archbishop Dennis Schnurr followed by a party in the courtyard featuring complimentary food, drinks, and entertainment. Many that attended commented on how attractive and well-kept our church and campus look.

Just as early parishioners planned and sacrificed for many years to build a church and school, today’s Nativity families continue to make sacrificial offerings to keep our campus secure and up to date while still remaining debt free. Thanks to your generosity, the 2018 Annual Fund raised over $96,000 to replace flooring in the cafeteria and upgrade restrooms in the church to make them accessible to all. Both of those projects are on-going with the cafeteria flooring to be completed after we make unanticipated drain and pipe repairs. The restrooms in church will be upgraded based on the contractor’s schedule, most likely after Christmas.  

WE CANNOT DO IT WITHOUT YOU! The on-going maintenance and improvements to our campus are made possible by your donations to Nativity Annual Funds. We are sincerely grateful!

As we look ahead to Nativity’s future, our Moving Forward Together 2019 Annual Fund seeks $100,000 in donations to improve campus security and fire detection which is undeniably important in today’s environment. In addition, we will install better speakers in church to improve clarity during liturgical celebrations and other functions held in church. Also, we will finish updating the cafeteria with a new ceiing, LED lighting and wall coverings. Please take a moment to read more about our Moving Forward Together 2019 Annual Fund in the enclosed brochure. Feel free to contact us with questions.

Will you help Nativity continue to upgrade our facilities? Will you consider giving generously to the 2019 Annual Fund?

Thank you for your generosity in the past – and in advance – for improving our parish facilities through your support! May we continue to enjoy God’s blessings as we move forward together.


Fr. Paul DeLuca
Nativity Pastor
Parish Office: 531-3164
Dianne Fisk
Annual Fund Co-Chair
Mobile: 513-382-5568
Charlie Knapke
Annual Fund Co-Chair
Mobile: 513-748-9450


Amount Raised

As of August 12, 2020, 155 Nativity families have donated $93,900 to our “Moving Forward Together” 2019 Annual Fund.

Annual Fund Brochure

Annual Fund Brochure Image

Your donation makes a difference. Thank you!

John and Julie Abraham, Nicholas and Teresa Ambrosino, Greg and Heather Albright, Drew Albrinck and Angela Hartman, David and Betsy Allaire, Veronica Allen, William and Mary Jo Bach, Thomas and Kathleen Badinghaus, William and Karla Bailey, William and Karla Balskus, Dave and Karen Barnes, Chris Bazeley and Ann Engelhardt-Bazeley, Greg and Kathleen Bell, Jim and Liz Bellew, George and Deirdre Beluan, Nathan and Dana Bishop, Guillaume and Luan Blancher, John and Jouett Brenzel, Bill and Janice Brown, Dottie Brinker, John and Peg Bruggeman, Curt and Rebecca Brunswick, Allan and Suzanne Burgei, John and Cathy Burns, Eugene and JoAnn Carlson, Margaret Casey, Francisco and Christen Castro, Mike and Katie Chapman, Brian and Jennifer Clark, Matthew and Kelley Coffey, Russell and Angela Conrad, Jeanne Corwin, Brendan and Rachel Cronin, Mary Cronin, Angela Davis, Tony and Katie DeBlasio, Lee and Diana DeRhodes, James and Julie Devanney, Norman and Roseanne Dickerson, Tom and Mary Beth Donelan, Matthew and Ellen Durchholz, Elizabeth End, Anne Erwin, Henry and Donna Faulk, John and Beth Finn, George and Barb Fisher, Tom and Michelle Frank, Neal Gardner, Mike and Sharon Garry, Margaret Gilbert, Kevin and Beth Glass, Tom and Blanche Glenn, Ted and Terri Gossard, Donald and Jeanmarie Gregg, Steven and Christine Guyer, James Hagerty, Alice Harkins, Martha Heidkamp, John Holmes, Zack and Beth Holt, Connie Honerlaw, Terrence and Birgit Hooker, Joe and Barbara Iaciofano, Todd and Lea Immell, Ron Jackson, Bob and Lisa Jennings, Rick and Tara Jones, Kathryn Kaelin, Brian and Lauren Kaeppner, Allan and Barbara Karol, Steven and Moria King, Eric and Sarah Kleiner, Charlie and Melissa Knapke, Maria Kreppel, Lin Laing, Rick and Chris Lane, Joe and Kelly Leanza, Bill and Mary Lennard, Dan and Heidi Leugers, Debbie Liberi, David and Judy Lococo, Patty Long, Steve and Nancy Long, Jeanne Longeway, James and Suzanne Macke, Edward and Beth Magner, John Matre, Mark and Lynn McDonald, Michael McNamara, Joseph and Cathy Mellen, Richard and Kathleen Merz, Keith and Tiffany Messer, Patrick and Kathy Michel, James Miller, Jim and Laurie Molloy, Jason and Alicia Moser, Jim and Beth Muething, Paul and Terri Muething, Larry and Barbara Mustard, Nativity Boosters, Nativity PTA, David and Sarah Navarro, Margaret Nawalaniec, John and Amy Neeb, Balazs and Suzanne Nemeth, Doug and Patti Newberry, Mark and Gretchen Niswonger, Joseph and Andrea Nolan, Steve and Tina North, Richard Norton, Rick and Carol Osterwisch, Justin and Megan Parcell, William and Jacqueline Park, Roy and Judy Parsons, Joe and Trina Perin, Dr. Glenn Pfister, Tom and Mary Anne Phalen, Mary Lou Piepmeier, Christopher Pohlman, Maxine Potter, Allan and Karen Rahe, Alex Ramirez and Yvette Neirovz, Bob and Sue Ramsay, John and Eunice Ravenna, Mark and Maureen Reese, Mary Reichling, David and Colleen Rettig, Joseph and June Robb, Jim and Megan Robinson, Pat and Mary Ann Romanello, Eleanor Rutishauser, Dan and Margaret Shaw, Marilyn Sheeran, Albert and Carol Sicking, Kevin and Lise Sigward, Linn Sinnott, Tim and Bea Souder, Shirley Speaks, Jeff and Micki Spencer, Brent and Jennifer Thompson, Lester Tierney, Rita Timoney, Dave and Anne Tobin, Roger and Nita Toennis, Barbara Tyirin, John and Robyn Van Rens, David and Moria Volker, Stanton and Helen Vollman, Kay Wagner, Randy and Jan Weaver, Paul and Cheryl Weisgerber, Brian and Rose Wendel, Ward and Jane Wenstrup, Matthew and Jennifer Whitlow, Gary and Christine Wright, Paul and Alison Zlatic,

2019 Annual Fund Goals

Nativity families enjoy the Centennial Circus, one of three special events held in 2017 celebrating 100 years of Nativity.

The 2019 Annual Fund “Moving Forward Together” campaign will go toward five projects, at a total cost of $100,000:

  • $35,000 will allow us to finish updating the cafeteria with a new ceiling, LED lighting and wall coverings by the end of next summer. 2018 Annual Fund dollars will be used to provide new flooring in the cafeteria and adjacent hallway. That 2018 project was put on hold until the damaged pipework underneath the floor could be successfully repaired.
  • $30,000 will go toward campus security, specifically to buy and install more cameras to allow for complete visibility of the grounds from inside our buildings.
  • $13,000 will pay for a fire detection system for the church to protect some of our oldest and most valuable artifacts.
  • $12,000 will allow us to install new speakers to enhance sound in the church.
  • $10,000 will go into our School Education Fund, a long-standing Annual Fund priority to offer support to families with need.

Two Decades of Changes to Our Campus

Your generosity has made Nativity’s growth possible. Thank you for your continued support!

Aerial views of the Nativity campus in the early 2000s (top) and in 2019 (bottom) highlight almost 20 years of improvements to the Nativity campus.

The Development Commission

Thanks to members of the Development Commission who planned the 2019 Annual Fund. Members include

  • Fr. Paul DeLuca – Pastor
  • Julie Abraham – Development Director
  • Allan Burgei – Chair
  • John Bruggeman
  • Curt Brunswick
  • Holly End
  • Dianne Fisk – Annual Fund Co-Chair
  • Rick Jones – Planned Giving Chair
  • Charlie Knapke – Annual Fund Co-Chair
  • Mike Garry
  • Patti Newberry
  • Mary Anne Phalen
  • Tammy Reasoner
  • Jim Robinson

Special thanks to the Annual Fund 2019 brochure team: Jim Molloy, designer; Patti Newberry, writer; Rudy Gruenke, photographer & web support; and Sharon Kindell and Cindy Schlegel, staff support.