Stewardship Campaign

 About The Stewardship Campaign


Glory be to Jesus Christ! 

"Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.”  Mathew 5:16

As we are currently in the midst of the Advent Season, the National ACRY is running its annual Stewardship Campaign.  This is the third year for the campaign and with all of your help it will be just as successful as the previous years. 

For those of you who are not familiar with the Stewardship Campaign, during the 2018 National ACRY Convention, it was decided that we would be replacing the individual chapter donations for the scholarship, publication, campership, etc. funds with one large fund drive campaign to take place during the Advent season.  Funds raised during this campaign will assist the ACRY in its philanthropic endeavors: providing scholarships, hosting Lenten retreats, supporting Camp Nazareth, promotion of the Orthodox faith through missionary projects, aiding children with serious illness and special needs, and much more.

There have been many changes in the world since last year’s campaign and the need for philanthropic giving is more important now than ever.   It was decided by the National ACRY board, after reviewing a potential budget for the 2020-2021, that our goal for this year would be $10,000.  These funds will be broken down the same as the 2019-2020 year.  We know that these are taxing times for many of our chapters and churches, but with the help of the Holy Spirit we will come through this stronger than ever.

On this webpage you have access to posters, resources, and links to support you in your individual efforts, including ideas on ways to raise funds for this Campaign.  There is also an active thermometer so you can see the current level of our fundraising. 

In addition to this webpage, we have an active account on Facebook under the group name “ACRY – American Carpatho-Russian Youth”.  If you have not yet become a member of this group, please do so now.  We hope that as chapters and churches fundraise for this year’s Campaign, that they will share photos in our Facebook group.

Click here for the ACRY Facebook Group

Attached are flyers that can be printed and hung on church message boards and included in Sunday bulletins to promote the Stewardship Campaign.

We hope that this year’s campaign will not only be successful, but will help reinvigorate chapters in doing the good works of the church.  We aim for this campaign to be the light that shines and shows the good things we can accomplish when we work together.  The National ACRY is truly the philanthropic arm of our Diocese and we are here to help “Empower the Saints for Ministry!”

For more information, please contact Aaron Zak, National ACRY Vice President at (724) 910-9719 or

Wishing you a blessed Nativity and Advent Season-

Yours in Christ,

Aaron Zak National Vice President                                                                                                               & National ACRY Stewardship Campaign Committee







2021 Stewardship Campaign

fundraising thermometer


How Your Contributions Will 
Benefit Those in Need 

• Scholarship’s
• Camp Nazareth
• Ambassador Fund
• Lenten Retreat’s
• Youth Conferences

How Your Chapter/
Parish Can Help

Here are some ideas on fundraisers and events to help individual chapters raise money for this campaign:

Print and display Campaign Flyer 
• Christmas cookie or candy sale
• Special collecting during Divine Liturgy
• Hosting coffee social
• Work with employers to match chapter contributions
• Basket raffle, Chinese Auction, or 50/50
• Host a spaghetti dinner, breakfast, etc.
• Like and follow the campaign on the ACRY Facebook Page

Marketing Materials For Chapters and Parishes. 

Full Color Flyer(.pdf)
Low Color Flyer (.pdf)

Vice President’s Letter(.pdf)

Making A Donation 

Individual and chapter donations for the Stewardship Campaign should be sent to:

Barbara Fitzgerald
National ACRY Financial Secretary
57 Grandview Drive
Woodland Park, NJ 07424

Checks should be made payable to National ACRY with Stewardship Campaign in the memo line.

Donations should be postmarked by February 15, 2021.



Please contact Aaron Zak, National ACRY Vice President, at (724) 910-9719 or with anyquestions regarding the National ACRY Stewardship Campaign.






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Deadlines & Events

ACRY Annual Photos Deadline

Sunday, October 31

ACRY Stewardship Fund Drive

Monday, November 15

ACRY Annual Advertisement Deadline

Monday, November 15

ACRY Membership Dues Deadline

Wednesday, December 1

ACRY Individual of the Year Award

Sunday, May 15

Sunday School Teacher of the Year Application Deadline

Sunday, May 15

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