Nationwide fund-raising initiative

Published January 1, 2011

CoGS approved a new proposal for a nationwide diocesan-based fundraising initiative and an additional $200,000 in funding. “This is a new committee that has a new interim director and a new chair,” said Archdeacon Michael Thompson, CoGS representative on the committee. Vianney Carriere, a member of General Synod’s management team, is interim director and Monica Patten is the chair of the committee. “What is being envisioned is a number of campaigns in dioceses pulled together by a centralized staff at General Synod,” explained Suzanne Lawson, a consultant and former executive director of program for General Synod. “The attempt is to turn around the financial future of the whole church….” A feasibility study for the initiative will be conducted in up to 10 dioceses.



  • Leigh Anne Williams

    Leigh Anne Williams joined the Anglican Journal in 2008 as a part-time staff writer. She also works as the Canadian correspondent for Publishers Weekly, a New York-based trade magazine for the book publishing. Prior to this, Williams worked as a reporter for the Canadian bureau of TIME Magazine, news editor of Quill & Quire, and a copy editor at The Halifax Herald, The Globe and Mail and The Bay Street Bull.

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