In December Bob Fritsch and Chuck Skoro approached a man who has been very generous with other charities in the past and asked him to consider a donation to Capstone Missions. He asked about the mission of the organization and the sorts of needs we had. He also talked about recent changes in the federal tax law that made it advantageous for him to donate before December 31, 2005. He asked for an assurance that if he donated to the organization we would not reduce our efforts to raise money for St. Joseph's. Before he left the meeting he assured Bob and Chuck that he would be making a sizable donation; he just needed to check with his wife. On Christmas Eve after Mass he handed Chuck a check for $40,000. At its upcoming retreat, the board will discuss how to use the donation best.