Onward & Upward for ACPE Giving!
By Melissa Walker-Luckett, Annual Campaign Chair  |  February 2017

Would you believe it—2016 saw another record year in giving! We raised $105,447 in individual gifts, plus another $15,725 in regional gifts, totaling $121,172 in 2016 Sowing Seeds for Our Holy Work Annual Campaign dollars! Not only did we exceed our $85,000 target, we also continue to increase our overall giving participation. This means that we can do even more to expand CPE into new settings and offer spiritual care to those in life’s most vulnerable moments. Thank you!

Congratulations to the Northeast Region for winning the Friendly Regional Giving Competition with 48% giving participation! They will receive four scholarships for students to attend the 2017 ACPE Conference & 50th Anniversary Celebration! We also congratulate the North Central Region as a close 2nd place winner with 42% giving participation, and the highest number of total donors, as well as the Southwest Region in 3rd place with 35% giving participation!

I offer my heartfelt appreciation for each of you who give of your time, talent and treasure to the transformative work we do in the world. I especially thank Biju Chacko, our 2016 Annual Campaign Chair, for providing inspiration to our efforts, and the Champions for their creative and energizing strategies for giving!