Did you know? Most Episcopal Deacons serve as non-stipendiary ministry leaders in the Church (or are retired). Deacons tend to lack church pensions, or may not have adequate savings from secular work, to draw upon in times of crisis.
The Fund for the Diaconate provides vital financial assistance to those who've served others and the Church. In a typical year, we pay over $110,000 to anywhere from eight to twelve deacons, to help pay for medical and living expenses.
Planned Giving & Donating
You can assist deacons and those in diaconal formation who are facing financial difficulty. Designating a legacy gift or IRA beneficiary is a meaningful way to assist deacons in financial need, due to economic, health and emergency reasons.
Learn more about making a planned gift or donation.