Two-thirds of the Archives’ funding graciously comes from our Church’s giving: half from the budget of the entire Southern Province, and half from the twelve churches of the Salem Congregation. For the remainder, we are dependent upon annual and endowment gifts by individual supporters. In September 2019 Chair John Larson of the Archives Commission announced that the Archives’ Commission had voted to rename our Friends Fund for annual giving as the “Dr. C. Daniel Crews Friends Fund” in honor of our Past Archivist.
In addition to enjoying the programs and outreach offered by the Archives to the Church and Community, annual givers get access to unique news outlets, social events, and learning activities designed just for our Friends.
If you want to contribute, you can send a check to our mailing address at 457 S. Church Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27101. Or you can make a credit card contribution through PayPal to join our Friends of the Archives today. $100 annual gifts are our most popular amount, but our 600-plus supporters include $20 donors and those giving several thousand dollars over the years. All contributions to our Friends program are fully tax deductible. We are grateful for whatever you can give to support our work.
In September 2019 the Archives Commission also announced a Special Projects Fund for Technology to raise $20,000 by June 30, 2020. This money will be used to buy new computers and software for the Archives so that we can better access our holdings and communicate them to the public. This Fund is in addition to the Archives need for annual Friends support. Sallie Greenfield, through her Greenfield Ministries Fund, has agreed to match dollar for dollar the first $5000 given to this Fund. To see more information about the Fund or to contribute, visit our site’s Fund webpage.