Magazine article Anglican Journal

Late-Inning Rally Saves National Appeals

Magazine article Anglican Journal

Late-Inning Rally Saves National Appeals

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Toronto

The church's three national fund-raisers all got an end-of-the-year boost from donors and exceeded their targets in two cases.

The Primate's World Relief and Development Fund saw its donations increase from the 1995 total. In 1996, it brought in $2,495,000-$45,000 over budget. It brought in just $2.25 million the year before.

"This figure is made up of thousands of faithful, small contributions," said fund director Robin Gibson. "We'd love to be able to thank each donor individually."

Mr. Gibson attributed the increase to improved communications, including a quarterly news-letter which tells donors how their money has helped in relief and development projects around the world. A new monthly envelope program, used in 350 parishes also helped, he said. And 950 parishes last year had PWRDF representatives to remind people about the ministry of the fund.

The Anglican Journal also exceeded its fund-raising target, said the paper's business manager, Larry Gee. It grossed $231,000, surpassing its goal of $210,000. After production and administrative expenses and splitting 50/50 with most participating dioceses, the Journal kept $114,000. …

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