What’s your passion for ministry?
In these troubled times, there is great need across our land. Where do you find your passion for bringing transformative hope and healing? Named for “passionaries” who do extraordinary things to support mission that changes lives, this new annual giving fund offers opportunities for supporting ABHMS with generous gifts. The Passionary Fund, vital to ABHMS’ financial stability, will provide more than $1 million in operating revenue each year.
When you give to ABHMS, you can direct your gift to match your passion. Whether you care about changing the life of a child living in poverty, supporting victims of natural disasters, empowering faith leaders, helping congregations meet the challenges of a changing faith landscape or assisting American Baptists meet educational expenses, your gift transforms lives.
Your passion for mission and your gift to ABHMS make you an ABHMS Passionary—“an individual inspired through vision and compassion to change the world for the better!”
The Passionary Fund is vital to ABHMS’ financial stability, providing more than $1 million in operating revenue each year. Your annual fund gift supports key elements of our work. Your gift makes a difference!
Now you can make it possible for chaplains to receive training and certification. To create new outreach programs. To feed people who are hungry. To buy medical supplies. To take Jesus’ love outside the four walls of the church and be His hands and feet in our world. It starts with your gift.
Latino people in Puerto Rico and the U.S. rely on their churches. For COVID-vaccination events, masks and ambulances. Meals for people out of work. Help with rent and utilities. Immigration problems. Disaster relief. And more. You can fund the grants that make these things happen.
Your gift serves others in a multitude of ways, from meals for youth in an after-school program and handmade hats, scarves and mittens for children to groceries to sustain a family over a school holiday and office work assistance at a busy social justice agency.
The 1832 Legacy Society recognizes the founding of American Baptist Home Mission Societies and honors individuals who have included ABHMS in their long-term financial and estate plans, through bequest provisions in their wills, by establishing life-income gifts, or through other forms of deferred giving.
With COVID-19 and anti-Asian hate raging, Asian Americans need our help more than ever. These grants will enable churches to counter hate. Provide mental health services. Supply food. Help young Asian Americans explore discipleship. And much more.
Beyond the Stained–glass Ceiling Endowment Fund helps ABHMS to support, encourage and advocate for the well-being of black female pastoral leaders by helping to alleviate the economic challenges and related stress they face.
American Baptist Home Mission Societies’ Scholarship Fund provides tuition support that reduces the weight of debilitating student-loan debt for undergraduate, graduate and seminary students who struggle to pay in a challenged economy.
ABHMS is committed to respecting donor privacy. The information you provide when you make a gift will be used by ABHMS for the purpose of correctly allocating, crediting and acknowledging your gift. We will not trade, share or sell your personal information to any third party. ABHMS subscribes and adheres to the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Donor Bill of Rights, which you may view online at the AFP website.
Our ABHMS Development team would love to discuss giving opportunities with you and help you make a gift. Contact the member who best suits your need or aligns with your area of interest. We’re here to help you identify areas where your passion and ABHMS mission intersect. Let us guide you through making the most of your passion for ministry.
Vincent W. Dent Sr.
Chief Development Officer
Vincent specializes in major and planned gifts and assists with other gifts as well.
Director of Annual Fund and Major Gifts
Monique assists with annual and denominational gifts.