Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Basic math and the DOR

The current Parish-by-Parish CMA report available on dor.org begins with the following statement:

As of June 11, 2009, total commitments equal $5,001,563 or 92.79% of the $5.39 million diocesan goal. Thank you for your support.

However, when one adds up the actual amounts in the spreadsheet, one ends up with totals that differ significantly from those in DOR's statement.

Commitments as listed in the spreadsheet actually add up to $4,872,587.99, while the "goals" (DOR doublespeak for assessments) actually total some $5,294,737.00. Using these numbers, the percentage figure becomes 92.03.

The difference in total commitments is $128,975.01 while the difference in total assessments is $95,263.00.

And just to muddy the waters a bit more, it needs to be kept in mind that this report does not include data for Peace of Christ Parish. Early Parish-by-Parish reports gave PoC's assessment as $118,381.

In the words of Yogi Berra, "Go figure."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

he he he :)
Nice post!