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Good afternoon,I'm Doug, and I'm very sorry to hear of the situation. My goal is to provide you with excellent service today. In order to give you a clear and concise answer, I will need some additional information about the circumstances, please.
1. What can I assist you with? I don't see where you have asked a question.
Good afternoon Janice,
Thanks for the clarification. There is no criminal law preventing a church from disclosing the gifts made to the church from individual congregants. However, disclosure without seeking prior permission of the congregants would be foolish and might result in the church being sued for invasion of privacy. It might also result in a backlash from congregants whose privacy had been violated.
All in all the suggestion is a really bad idea----UNLESS the fact that there is a "contest" and members may have their gift disclosed to others to provide for the possible "Appreciation" that will be given in advance so that each person can decide whether they want to risk that their giving might be disclosed.
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Good afternoon,Do you have any additional questions that you would like me to address for you? In case you would like a phone call to further discuss these issues you have raised, I will make that offer to you. You are certainly not obligated to accept a call offer, but many people do find it helpful for clarification purposes, as well as to allow them to ask additional questions.If I have provided you with the information you were seeking, would you please now rate my service to you?Thanks in advance,Doug