The annual Bishop's Appeal is the diocese primary fundraising campaign. It begins in the spring with a letter from Bishop Budde and continues through the year with occasional emails and social media activity. The appeal is individual donors' best opportunity to lend their financial support to the diocese.
A Letter from Bishop Mariann
Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ:
2017 has been a year of tremendous strain for our country. Divisive language, stalled progress on eliminating the gun violence epidemic, and the erosion of protections and civil rights have combined to create an atmosphere of distrust and lack of respect for opposing points of view. It is in times like these when investing in Jesus’s message of love is most critical.
With your help, we will continue building bridges in the interfaith and ecumenical communities. With your help, we will continue advocating for necessary reforms so that the least among us is the greatest. With your help, we will show up, speak up, and stand up so that our communities and our nation return to the path of reconciliation and inclusion.
Please help us by making a generous gift. All contributions made before December 31 will be matched by an anonymous donor who has made a $40,000 challenge grant.
I look forward to being with you all in the New Year.
Faithfully in Christ,
The Rt. Rev. Mariann Edgar Budde, D. Min
Bishop of Washington