The Bishop's Partnership Appeal: Request for Inclusion

The Bishop's Partnership Appeal: Request for Inclusion

An Invitation from Bishop Megan

Dear Friends in Christ,

It is with great joy that I write to invite you to join us as an applicant for the 2019 Bishop's Partnership Appeal. This partnership is a collaborative year-end Appeal process that is designed to directly support the congregations and institutions of our diocese. Last year, a total of $15,000 was received in Appeal donations, 100% of which went directly to the designated recipients.

Over the past six years, many ministries in our diocese have received the benefits of the Partnership between the Episcopal Diocese of Northern California and the Episcopal Foundation of Northern California (EFNC). Some of the programs have diocesan-wide benefits; others invest in more localized efforts. This is a Partnership of people who love The Episcopal Church in Northern California. It is an opportunity for each of us to support the ministries and organizations we believe in and to equip them for the future. When we give in this way, our Church becomes stronger; better able to reach out and engage in the work God calls us to do.

The fact is that about one-third of all charitable contributions given in the U.S. are received between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day. By participating in this Appeal, we are giving our members a way to choose the Church as recipient of their year-end giving. Let us empower the generous, service mind-set of our people and allow it to fuel new ways to invite folks into what God is doing here in the Episcopal Diocese of Northern California.

Will you join us? No ministry is too big or too small to apply for inclusion in the Appeal. We are seeking applicants from all across the diocese. To be included, follow the instructions in the section below. It is my deep hope that we will be partners in supporting work that invites, program that welcomes, and ministry that connects.

 In Christ,

The Rt. Rev. Megan M. Traquair

 Bishop, The Episcopal Diocese of Northern California

Submitting your request for inclusion

To join the 2019 Bishop's Partnership Appeal, please complete the Program/Ministry Form, found here, and submit it to by October 18, 2019.

Notifications will go out to the programs/ministries selected to participate in the appeal by the end of October.

´╗┐In early December, we ask that you promote this effort with your local congregation in your newsletters, announcements and bulletins. Please let people know a mailing from the Bishop is being sent, and ask them to support this effort.

We provide the following support:

  • The Foundation and Office of the Bishop Staff will provide support staff, letters, paper, copies, envelopes, brochures, the remittance form (with your name included), labeling, bulletin inserts, postage and mailing.
  • Our team will do the accounting and write the thank you letters.
  • Our team will mail a check to you for your designated donations.

This year-end appeal campaign closes on January 31, 2020. The Office of the Bishop will send checks to you by late-February for all donations received by that date. All donations received after January 31 will be processed on a monthly basis.

If you have any questions please call Michelle Karimi at 916-283-8215, or email at

 We look forward to joining together in this beneficial partnership!

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