The Gathering Together Campaign
With the Gathering Together Campaign, Friends are radically investing in FGC to ensure transformational ministries reach more Friends and meetings. This is a comprehensive fundraising campaign to support the vitality of FGC’s ministries. Thanks to generous Friends, we have started an Endowment for the annual Gathering to lower registration fees and increase accessibility. This $2.4 million campaign will support this endowment as well as other campaign initiatives that increase our tools to connect with local meetings and boost programming for Friends of Color, Young Adults, and Youth. We’ve already raised more than $1.5 million – 63% of our goal! We invite you to join us by offering your support today!
Gathering Together Campaign Tri-clerks:
Jean-Marie Prestwidge Barch
Philadelphia Yearly Meeting
For me, part of the reason this is such deeply spiritual work is that it speaks to my belief that there really is that of God in every person. The more different reflections of faces of God I can find, the more I can come to find God in a deep and real way
Northern Yearly Meeting
I believe in FGC because it has changed my life. FGC is the reason I am Quaker. FGC provided me the opportunity to see people in this world living out their values and provided me the space to figure out how to live out those values myself.
Baltimore Yearly Meeting
I know from personal experience that the work FGC is doing is grounded, it is centered, it is Spirit-filled and Spirit-led. The people involved are faithful, talented, gifted and committed.
A closer look at the campaign
The five priorities discerned by the FGC Central Committee (our governing body) are:
1. The FGC Gathering
Nurture Friends’ spiritual vitality by making Gathering attendance more affordable
2. The Ministry on Racism
Move FGC toward greater wholeness as a spiritual community as we transform into an actively anti-racist faith community
3. Connecting & Communicating
Enhance our ability to connect Friends and serve yearly and monthly meetings
4. Young Adult & Youth Ministries
Strengthen opportunities for Quaker youth and young adults to participate in and contribute to Quaker community
5. Religious Education & Spiritual Deepening
Improve and increase resources to help yearly and monthly meetings feed the spiritual hunger of Friends
Pledge your support or make a campaign gift
Campaign Match available from a generous Friend! First time donors to FGC are currently eligible for a 2:1 match for Campaign pledges! Donors who didn't give to FGC last year are eligible for a 1:1 match for Campaign pledges!
Thank you for supporting the Gathering Together Campaign!
We have several ways to pledge or donate:
- Pledge securely online with options to make an initial payment or installments by credit/debit card
- Download our pledge form, print and mail or email it back.
- To make a one-time gift to the campaign:
- Donate online (When given the option “Use my gift to support”, select the “Gathering Together Campaign”.)
- Mail a check to: Friends General Conference, 1216 Arch St, #2B, Philadelphia, PA 19107. Indicate “Gathering Together Campaign” on your check.
Want to learn more?
Read about the Feasibility Study conducted before the campaign launched.
Email or call Faith Josephs, Associate Secretary for Development (215-561-1700 ext 3004) to learn more.