Financial Discernment

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In 2018, the Meeting asked an ad hoc committee to establish a process for distribution of the funds for Quaker organizations.  The work of the ad hoc committee culminated in a report to Meeting for Business in October 2020.  At that time, the Meeting approved reconstituting the committee with a renewed effort to determine a process for determining the recipients of the grants and to further work with the Meeting to newly discern the relationship of the Meeting, through its covenant gifts, to the Philadelphia Quarter and to the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting. 

The ad hoc Committee on Financial Discernment (Ellen, Jude, Linda, Rebecca and Storm) will conduct listening/worship sharing sessions to help with our discernment.

Further reading about the history of the funds ae linked below.  Click on this links to get to each document.

 

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  • Raising Awareness: Sunday, January 10, 2021 at 12 pm and Thursday, January 14, 2021 at 7 pm

How does the Meeting financially support outside organizations, including Philadelphia Yearly Meeting, the Philadelphia Quarter, civic groups (Peace and Social Concerns Grants), Quaker institutions, and tuition assistance for Quaker schools?

  • Listening to Concerns: Sunday, January 31, 2021 at 12 pm and Thursday, February 4, 2021 at 7 pm Formerly January 24 and January 28.

What concerns and insights do we have into our current financial processes and spending?

  • Reflecting Back Our Understanding: Sunday, February 14, 2021 at 12 pm and Thursday, February 17, 2021 at 7 pm

Based on what we learned from the first two sessions, what process can we propose for financial discernment for 21/22 spending and beyond?