Planned Giving & Donating
3 Easy Ways to Make a Planned Gift (as pdf)
Other considerations: Use a percentage rather than a fixed dollar amount, as investment performance may change.
Deacon Robert Franken, The Fund treasurer, discusses planned giving in these materials:
To begin a conversation about planned giving, estate planning and/or major gifts to The Fund, please contact treasurer the Rev. Robert A. Franken.
The Fund's full legal name, Tax ID number, and address:
The Fund for the Diaconate of The Episcopal Church
99 Wall Street #2815
New York, NY 10005
Tax ID: 23-7125960
This information is not intended as legal or financial advice. Please contact your legal or financial advisor before making any decisions.
Thank you for considering a donation to the Fund for the Diaconate. For the past several years, the Fund has been working more closely with our sister organization, the Association for Episcopal Deacons (AED). That work 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 hired The Cornerstone Group (led by 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.