This group, headed by our church treasurer and assistant treasurer, counts the collection money after the two Sunday morning services.
Following intensive fundraising in 2011–12, we now track pledges, bring new members into the campaign, re-contact members whose economic situations may have improved, and look beyond our congregation to raise money. As the renovation project progresses, we will form new teams to support the project, including construction oversight, communication, and fundraising teams.
We plan, coordinate, and execute all revenue activities for the church’s present and future operating needs. (We coordinate with but are separate from the Third Century Challenge capital campaign.) Our overriding mission is to provide the financial backbone for the church's ministries and to deepen congregants’ awareness of generosity as a spiritual practice. Annual activities include auctions, book sales, galas, and the Annual Giving Campaign.
A standing committee of the Board of Trustees, we advise the Board on the church’s investment accounts and guidelines and oversee our professional investment managers. We report to the Board on the performance of the endowment funds and recommend annual disbursements to support the church’s operations. We also provide guidance on the financing of capital improvements to the church.
Established in 1973 through a generous donation from Earl and Meta Beckner, the All Souls/Beckner Advancement Fund helps make the community around the church more cohesive, attractive, and forward-looking, while fostering human rights and dignity. The Fund supports efforts to advance social justice, distributing over $100,000 in grants annually. More information at www.all-souls.org/beckner.