We met the Gathering Together Campaign Goal!

We are thrilled to share wonderful news! Thanks to your generous support, that of many Friends, monthly and yearly meetings, and grant partners we met the $2.4M goal of the Gathering Together campaign! Thank You Thank you so much to everyone who made this campaign a success: We are filled with joy and gratitude for…

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…

FGC Welcomes Jen Ambrose

Friends General Conference warmly welcomes Jen Ambrose to the role of Development Manager. Jen will work closely with Faith Josephs, Associate Secretary for Development.

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.

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…

Finding Quaker Community

Colby was raised Quaker, and attended different meetings through high school and college. He found “it hard to invest deeply as one of only a few young Friends there.”

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….


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