Donating & Planned Giving
Thank you for considering a donation to the Fund for the Diaconate. Please allow us to explain why there is no automatic method for contributing on our website.
For the past several years, the Fund has been working more closely with our sister organization, the Association for Episcopal Deacons (AED). That has included such activities as sharing the costs of a booth at General Convention, sending representatives to each other’s board meetings, and working in concert to explain the diaconate to the Church Pension Fund and others.
In 2016, the two groups agreed to hire The Cornerstone Group (led by now-deacon Lisa Bennett) to do an analysis for a potential fund-raising campaign that would allow the Fund and AED to do more for deacons in The Episcopal Church. That report, which both boards accepted, recommended that the Fund concentrate on planned giving and large donations, and that AED concentrate on an annual campaign and increasing membership.
Two Ways to Donate
1) If you are interested in making a special or annual contribution to the work of deacons in The Episcopal Church, the Fund recommends that you send your contribution to AED. This link will take you to AED's donation page.
2) If you are interested in supporting the work of deacons in your estate planning or with a major gift, the Fund would indeed like to talk with you. Please contact the Rev. Keith McCoy, or the Rev. Robert A. Franken, and one of us will be in touch with you soon to start a conversation.