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Announcing the “Live into Hope" Matching Gift Challenge
An Invitation to Growth for New England Friends
Two New England Friends are challenging us to join them in supporting a vision for our Quaker communities in New England.
Do you see what they are seeing in New England Yearly Meeting…
Engagement and emerging leadership among younger Friends ~ Active participation by Friends from all generations ~ Thoughtful attention to structure and finances ~ Preparedness to make needed changes ~ Growing interest in Outreach, Welcome, and Inclusion ~ Less Fear, more Faith?
Do you want to see, as they want to see…
More people finding a spiritual home in our Beloved Community ~ New England Quakers having a greater impact in our world ~ Our faith and practices passed on to our children ~ Financial integrity as the Yearly Meeting builds a better future ~ Greater faith in each other and in our Society?
Here’s how you can make it happen…
If we are able to raise $10,000 in new and increased gifts to the yearly meeting’s annual fund by September 30, 2015, the Challenge Donors will match amounts in the following ways:
- For increased donations by Friends who already support NEYM, the Challenge Donors will match the amount of the increases dollar-for-dollar (100%) If you gave $100 last year and give $150 this year, they will match $50—your increased gift.
- For new donations, they will match the donation $1.50 per dollar (150%) If you have not given in the last 3 years and give $500, they will give an additional $750.
- Give Monthly increases will be matched at twelve times the monthly amount. If you pledge a new or increased monthly amount they will match it 12 times the increase (at 100%) or new amount (at 150%). A $25/month amount increase equals $300 in matching funds. A new $25/month pledge equals $450 in matching funds.
Please join us in reaching this exciting goal!
The Challenge Donors believe we can do it—and so do I.
Sara Smith, Concord (NH) Friends Meeting, Clerk of the NEYM Development Committee