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CP giving 3.77 percent below pace


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP) — Year-to-date contributions through the Southern Baptist Convention’s Cooperative Program are 3.77 percent below the same time frame in 2009, according to a news release from SBC Executive Committee President and Chief Executive Officer Frank Page.

As of Nov. 30, the year-to-date total of $31,991,253.91 for Cooperative Program gifts is $1,253,250.22 below the $33,244,504.13 received at the same point in 2009. For the month, receipts of $14,366,485.45 were 12.31 percent, or $2,016,664.53, below the $16,383,149.98 received in November 2009.

Designated giving of $7,760,594.01 for the same year-to-date period is 12.28 percent, or $1,086,190.44 below gifts of $8,846,784.45 received at this point last year. The $3,698,319.66 in designated gifts received last month is $625,792.70 below the $4,324,112.36 received in November 2009, a decrease of 14.47 percent.