Donating and 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 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) Donating: 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 the Association for Episcopal Deacons, via their website. If you prefer to donate to The Fund, please contact our Treasurer, the Rev. Robert A. Franken.
2) Planned Giving: If you are interested in supporting the work of deacons in your Estate Planning or with a major gift, the Fund would like to talk with you. Please contact our Treasurer, the Rev. Robert A. Franken, to start a conversation.
Legal name: The Fund for the Diaconate of The Episcopal Church
Tax ID: 23-7125960
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