Stewardship Campaign

 

 About The Stewardship Campaign

 

GLORY BE TO JESUS CHRIST! GLORY BE FOREVER!

As the Advent Season begins to approach, the National Sr. ACRY is once again readying herself to launch the Annual Stewardship Campaign. Through the incredible support of local ACRY Chapters, Diocesan Parishes, various parish groups, and individuals, in the inaugural year of this program, we were able to raise over $12,000! This is no small feat. While we may be a small jurisdiction of Orthodox Christians in the United States, our people are giving, kind, and generous in helping the ACRY fulfill her philanthropic efforts.

In the second year of our Stewardship Campaign, the National ACRY Board has set a goal of $14,000 to be raised by February 15, 2020. The February 15th deadline will now stand as the deadline for Scholarship Donations (replacing the former July 1st donation deadline). This means that chapters must submit a Stewardship Campaign donation by the February 15, 2020 deadline in order for any members of their chapter to be eligible for scholarships. Once the February 15th deadline passes, additional funds that chapters wish to donate will of course be accepted. However, chapters wishing to retain scholarship eligibility for their members must have at least an initial donation in by the February 15th deadline.

The newly installed National ACRY Board worked together to decide upon how the received funds should be split up. Taking into account the budget for the year, as well as proposed philanthropy, our financial officers proposed percentages that would help divide this $14,000 to make the most impact and do the most good. The breakdown in funding for the 2020 year is as follows:

Scholarship Fund: 60%
Camp Fund: 30%
Youth Workers’ Conference: 6%
Ambassador Fund: 2%
Lenten Retreat: 2%

The Youth Workers’ Conference, Ambassador, and Lenten Retreat Funds all have some remaining funds in them, which is why the board has chosen to allocate a smaller amount of funding to them. With consideration to the growth of Camp Nazareth, as well as the number of scholarships the National ACRY gives out each year, we have once again allocated the majority of the Stewardship Campaign funds here.

In this second year of our Stewardship Campaign, we ask for your continued support of our philanthropic endeavors. Any donations that your chapter, church, parish group, or you yourself give to the Stewardship Campaign will be divided as indicated above. As was the case last year, we will be doing our best to keep you updated via the National Sr. ACRY Website (www.sracry.org) as well as through our social media accounts.

I thank you once again for your attention to this matter, and I hope you will not hesitate to reach out to myself, or to Vice President Aaron Zak (Stewardship Campaign Chairperson) if you have any questions about this campaign. Please take advantage of the flier that Aaron and his team have worked on and sent out to help promote this campaign and look out on the website and our social media accounts for additional materials and information throughout the duration of this project.

With your help, the Sr. ACRY will once again be able to contribute to worthy causes both within and outside of our Diocese, helping our mission grow Forever Forward and Heavenward.

Yours in Christ,

Rachel L. Pribish
National Sr. ACRY President

 

Letter from Metropolitan Gregory Endorsing The Appeal 
(PDF Format) 

 

 

 

 

Stewardship Campaign

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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)
Black & White Flyer (.pdf)


President’s Letter (.pdf)
Metropolitan Gregory’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, 2020.


 

Questions?

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


 

 

 

 


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Deadlines & Events


ACRY Individual of the Year Award

May 15
6009

Sunday School Teacher of the Year Application Deadline

May 15
6009

ACRY Chapter of the Year Application Deadline

May 15
6009

Scholarship Application Deadline

Jun 1
6009

Scholarship Fund Drive

Jul 1
6009

Camp Fund Drive Month

Oct 1
6009

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