"It is important to note that the goal of $200 million did not contemplate the existence of the combined campaigns," the archdiocese said in a statement accompanying the Heritage of Faith audited financial statement for the year ended June 30.
That means pledges to the archdiocesan campaign fell short of the official goal by $15 million, or 7.5 percent, reaching $185 million.
The archdiocese also provided an update on collections of the $185 million in pledges, part of which was intended for parishes, separately from the parish-level campaigns totaling $36.5 million in pledges.
As of June 30, the archdiocese said, it had collected $101.5 million and had allocated $30.5 million to parishes. Expenses totaled $15.4 million.
The archdiocese disclosed for the first time the value of pledges it had written off. The cumulative total was $18.4 million on June 30.
"These write-offs were largely a result of contact from the donor informing us that they would not be fulfilling their pledge," the archdiocese said.
In addition, the archdiocese updated its allowance for doubtful collections to $33.8 million, which was less than the $37.4 million reported for June 30, 2012.
The write-offs and doubtful pledges add up to $52.2 million, or about 28 percent of the $185 million. That's a very high percentage, according to experts in the fund-raising sector, who say a healthy campaign would have a comparable percentage of 5 percent to 10 percent.