FGC’s 2023 Impact Report

FGC’s 2023 Impact Report explores our experience of Seeing Anew over the past year. It dives into the experiences, opportunities and conversations that gave us new energy, ideas and perspective.

Give the Gift of Presence

In the preface to his new biography, Dancing with History, Quaker activist and author George Lakey states, “I find there is something deeply human about wanting to show up—to be as Latin American activists might say, ‘presente!’ One way I think of my life’s mission for peace, justice, and equality is to make it right…

Give Today and Double Your Impact!

The 2023 Gathering was held on the west coast for the first time since 2006. It was a celebration, marking our return to being together in-person, witnessed by giant sequoia trees, flowering rose bushes and the 540 Friends and newcomers who traveled to Monmouth, Oregon. An additional 120 Friends participated online. Kri Burkander lives in…

Join us in Gathering Together

The Gathering Together campaign strives to ensure that all Friends have access to the life-changing experiences that FGC provides.

A First Gathering Story

High school student, Asma arrived at her first Gathering in 2022 after a 10-hour drive with Friends from her Florida meeting…

The Vitality of Now

In considering a theme our upcoming 2022 Impact Report, FGC reflected on what the past year looked like. Amid the challenges, we kept seeing vitality emerge. We saw it in the Gathering Anew focus groups, the Quakers Uprooting Racism Cohort, Young Adult and Youth Programming, outreach to newcomers, and meeting collaborations. We saw The Vitality…

Growing through the Gathering

Susan Taylor, Yearly Meeting Visitor, listened intently as a Young Adult Friend shared their Gathering experiences during Philadelphia Yearly Meeting’s annual session. Susan could relate to their story. FGC and the Gathering have inspired many transformations in her own life. Susan first attended the Gathering in Cape May, New Jersey when she was nine years…

Giving Tuesday Challenge

Giving Tuesday started 10 years ago as a movement to celebrate the generosity in each of us. Whether a gift of time, money, or talent, we all have something to give. This Giving Tuesday, Friends are honoring the spiritual gifts young clerks bring to their meetings through a $1500 Donor DOUBLE Match Challenge. In the…

What it Means to be Quaker

Ella Frey grew up going to meeting for worship with her family and attending Quaker school. Being Quaker was Ella’s identity but it didn’t hold personal meaning for her until she engaged with the wider community of young Friends. There she found a deeper connection to what it means to be a Quaker in the…

Donor Match Challenge Update

As the minutes ticked toward midnight, September 30, we edged closer and closer toward our $15,000 Donor Match Challenge goal. We wondered in such a financially challenging year would we make it? We did–thanks to the generosity of so many Friends. FGC is profoundly grateful to everyone who donated and continues to support our ministries….

$15,000 Donor Match Challenge

Your contribution will go further in FGC’s $15,000 Donor Match Challenge thanks to generous Friends. These Friends will MATCH your one-time gift and DOUBLE the annual amount of your new or increased monthly recurring donation. For example, they will add $360 to a $15 monthly recurring gift. This is a great time to make a…

YAY Gathering: Celebrating Quaker Community

As FGC’s 2022 YAY (Young Adults and Youth) Gathering unfolded it was clear it was a celebration of friendship and Quaker community. The YAY Gathering drew 114 excited Friends to Radford University’s campus in Virginia. “It was like a reunion,” Adult Young Friend Aurelio Anderson observed. “As somebody who’s been on [Gathering] high school staff…

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