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.
Annual contributions subsidize the ongoing preservation and management of our collections. Those gifts have also enabled unique opportunities for the Archives, and made possible new project work.
- Translations of our documents from the original German script into English, including, since 2008, text for the Records of the Moravians Among the Cherokees book series.
- Conservation of unique hand-drawn maps of the Moravian Church lands in Forsyth County, North Carolina, some dating back to before the Revolutionary War.
- Purchase of special equipment, from our first office computer in 1991 to a new PowerPoint projector in 2017.
- Defraying publishing costs for volumes 12 and 13 of Records of the Moravians in North Carolina in 2000 and 2006.
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.