The Annual Fund
The Annual Fund is our financial backbone as a donor-supported, independent news organization. Your donations to the Annual Fund, together with contributions from others, undergird our operating costs. They underwrite the tasks of news gathering, reporting and editing. They support our flagship website, blog and the social media tools that enable us to deliver news and opinion articles every business day free of charge to readers worldwide.
As a benefit of membership in the Annual Fund, you will receive the Herald, our bi-monthly magazine.
Make a Difference
Your investment in our ministry through the Annual Fund moves us toward our vision: to be the leading source of news and commentary for Baptist Christians worldwide. With your support, we will offer our readers and advocates:
• free and responsible journalism that encourages accountability and transparency in Baptist life;
• inspiring stories about the ways churches and individuals are making a difference in the world;
• practical ideas about how to live faithfully at the intersections of life and faith;
• meaningful conversation illumined by truthful and accurate information;
• multiple ways to connect with others in the Baptist network and the larger Christian community;
• a diversity of viewpoints that help shed light rather than heat on the challenging moral and social issues of our day;
• reflections and ideas from a new generation of Baptists including emerging leaders who bring energy and vitality to the Baptist movement;
• a voice for the voiceless, including the poor, the disadvantaged and the marginalized people in our world;
• and much more.
Your financial support enables us to live out our identity – Baptist in heritage, ecumenical in spirit, global in reach – and to live up to the three imperatives that guide our work – inform, inspire and engage.
Your support keeps us free. It helps sustain our credibility as an autonomous news organization. It enables us to report honestly and accurately, free from censorship or coercion from a denominational body or special interest groups.
Your support does not fund exorbitant overhead costs. ABPnews/Herald functions as a virtual organization. We do not own or lease office space. Our team members work out of home offices in five states, reducing the cost of overhead and travel expense. ABPnews/Herald has no indebtedness.
Support a free and trustworthy source of news and commentary for Baptist Christians worldwide.
Annual Fund Membership Levels*
• Supporter – Annual gifts of $25 to $49
• Sustainer – Annual gifts of $50 to $99
• Advocate – Annual gifts of $100 to $499
• Investor – Annual gifts of $500 to $2,999
* Membership levels are based upon cumulative gifts during a calendar year.
Give online. Use our secure Online Donation Form.
Give by mail. Contact Ann Richardson, our development assistant, to request a Donation/Pledge Form. Ann will send you the form and a return envelope. This is the best way to ensure that your donation is recorded accurately.
(Be sure to include your name and mailing address.)
Phone: 800.340.6626, ext 5
If you prefer simply to make a gift directly by mail, make your check payable to ABPnews/Herald and send it to:
The Annual Fund
P.O. Box 23769
Jacksonville, FL 32241-3769
Matching Donation Opportunities
Your annual donations to The Annual Fund may qualify for matching funds through an incentive grant from the Eula Mae and John Baugh Foundation. Learn more.
The Herald Legacy Initiative is an endeavor to sustain and build upon the financial investment of subscribers to the print and electronic editions of The Religious Herald and the donors who have supported the Herald through their additional contributions. Individuals who make a commitment to the Legacy Initiative automatically become members of the Annual Fund.
All gifts to ABPnews/Herald are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.
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