Episcopal Relief & Development launches $760,000 Holiday Matching Gift Challenge

Episcopal Relief & Development
Posted Nov 13, 2017

[NEW YORK] Episcopal Relief & Development is launching its annual Holiday Matching Gift Challenge. Starting now through the end of December, Episcopalians, friends and other supporters have the opportunity to double their donations by participating in this special fundraising opportunity.

A group of extremely generous donors will match all donations dollar-for-dollar up to $760,000 until Dec. 31. The Matching Gift Challenge will benefit the Global Needs Fund, enabling Episcopal Relief & Development to work around the world with its local partners in overcoming poverty, hunger, disease and rebuilding after disasters.

“This match is the largest in the history of the organization,” said Rob Radtke, president of Episcopal Relief & Development. “I’m grateful to our faithful and compassionate friends for their continued support of our critical work with local partners worldwide.”

Donations made to any Episcopal Relief & Development fund before year-end are eligible for matching, including contributions online, over the phone, by mail or through Gifts for Life, the organization’s alternative giving catalog. Gifts of stock or from an IRA are also eligible for the Matching Gift Challenge. For new and existing monthly donors, any scheduled contributions will also be matched.

“We are so appreciative of our donors’ commitment and look forward to meeting this challenge,” said Betsy Deisroth, Episcopal Relief & Development’s vice president for advancement. “People love giving to a cause that empowers communities around the world to transform and live fuller, healthier lives and this is an opportunity to double their gifts.”

Between now and Dec. 31, all contributions up to $760,000 will be matched. Click here to donate online, or call 1.855.312.HEAL (4325). Gifts can also be mailed to Episcopal Relief & Development, P.O. Box 7058, Merrifield, VA 22116-7058.

For over 75 years, Episcopal Relief & Development has served as a compassionate response to human suffering in the world. The agency works with more than 3 million people in nearly 40 countries worldwide to overcome poverty, hunger and disease through multi-sector programs, using the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as a framework. An independent 501(c)(3) organization, it works closely with Anglican Communion and ecumenical partners to help communities create long-term development strategies and rebuild after disasters.