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2014 Annual Report
Every gift counts!
Friends on the Development Committee are excited about the future of New England Yearly Meeting and we invite you to join us in supporting and sustaining NEYM’s vision.
For the fiscal year that ended September 30, 2013, we exceeded the budgeted goal for individual giving, thanks to the generosity of many New England Friends. We are grateful to the Friends who have stepped up and given stretch donations and the many who contributed as they could. And thank you to the many Friends who now give monthly, more than twice as many participate as last year—your consistent contributions help ensure adequate cash flow and sound financial planning.
The Development Committee works to raise awareness of our financial needs at Sessions, sends out two annual mailings, promotes a strong Give Monthly program, and works with the Finance Committee to set realistic, achievable budgets.
All of the work of the Yearly Meeting is done by a very small staff and many, many volunteers. Financial support from each of our members, no matter how small, is important to the health of the Yearly Meeting. If everyone donated as they were able, we would close the budget gap. Just think! If 350 Friends gave just $1 per day, we would have enough money to meet our needs and extend our ministry in exciting ways.
We urge you to donate to Yearly Meeting—please send a check to the Treasurer, hand a donation to a Development Committee member at Sessions, make a gift of appreciated stock, name NEYM as a beneficiary in your will or life insurance policy, or set up a Give Monthly account of $5.00 or more per month. If you already give, we ask you to consider increasing your contribution—even just a little bit. Please help NEYM stay strong. Together, we can do it!