What is a pledge?
A pledge is a declaration of your financial commitment for the ministries of St. John’s in 2021. While donations of all kinds help, a pledge gives us the ability to budget for the upcoming year.
How do I make a pledge?
You can fill out a pledge form now by clicking on the button below.
What are the sources of income at St. John’s?
Pledges accounts for 43 percent of the current year’s operating budget. Our endowment, made possible by the generosity of members over many years, accounts for 41 percent. Plate offerings make up 8 percent with the remaining 8 percent from miscellaneous income. Because of the pandemic, both of those latter categories will be lower this year than planned and will certainly need to be reduced for 2021, depending on when we will be able to regather fully.
What does my pledge support?
Worship and music, including clergy salaries, account for 39 percent of the current year’s budget. Outreach is 11 percent. Program activities make up 13 percent. Administration makes up 17 percent. Physical plant expenses, including maintenance of our historic buildings, is 20 percent.
May I pledge with stock or securities?
Absolutely. For more information, please contact Preston Cherouny, St. John’s Financial Assistant, here or at 202-347-8766, ext 316.
Is a pledge binding?
our pledge is a commitment on which St. John’s relies. We understand, however, that circumstances change, for better and for worse, without notice. We ask that if you need to adjust the amount you initially pledge, whether to decrease or to increase, that you contact Preston Cherouny here or at 202-347-8766, ext 316.