Introducing the William Booth Society ….
Please be a part of the inaugural year of The William Booth society for The Salvation Army in the Kansas City Metropolitan area. The Salvation Army began in 1865 when William Booth, a London minister, gave up the comfort of his pulpit and decided to take his message into the streets where it would reach the poor, the homeless, the hungry and destitute. Kansas City also has its share of special, caring people who support the vision of the founder. They are people who give tirelessly, both financially and otherwise. Because an army can do more than individuals working independently, these social and spiritual visionaries have joined forces to form an elite group known as the William Booth Society.
Making a Difference
The Salvation Army has established The William Booth Society to recognize and honor individuals, foundations and corporations who make a monetary donation of $5,000 or more to The Salvation Army during a given calendar year. Memberships may be renewed annually through the donor’s continued demonstration of support. By joining The William Booth Society, you will help those in need and make a huge and positive difference in their lives.
Benefits of Membership
Annual recognition and rewarding opportunities to personally become involved in your area of interest • Invitation to the annual reception honoring supporters in The William Booth Society • Personal communications and invitations to Salvation Army special celebrations including our premiere event, the annual Civic Luncheon.
The William Booth Society Circle
Each year when your cumulative giving reaches $5,000 or more your participation in the William Booth Society is renewed. Large, transformational gifts are duly recognized through inclusion in the following Circle of the William Booth Society.
The George Scott Railton Circle
Commissioner George Scott Railton and seven Lassies “invaded” New York in 1880 to launch the first work of The Salvation Army in the United States.
The Evangeline Booth Circle
Evangeline Booth, dynamic daughter of William and Catherine, served as Commander of The Salvation Army in the United States, 1904-33 and was elected first woman General in 1934.
The Catherine Mumford Booth Circle
Co-founder of The Salvation Army, fighter for women’s rights and moral crusader, the wife of William Booth became one of the most influential women in modern religious history.
The Founder’s Circle
$100,000 and up
William Booth, founder of The Salvation Army turned the world’s attention to the plight of the poor and changed the direction of Christianity.