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Major Gifts

All Souls is blessed with a beautiful old building. But beautiful old buildings require expensive maintenance and repair to remain in good working order. Over the years, the church deferred maintenance during lean times and, more recently, conducted extensive repair work using operating income, endowment income and the donations of generous parishioners to repair stained glass windows, tuck point walls, reduce moisture penetration, repair and replace radiators and on and on. Nevertheless, there is still much to be done.

To the right is a list of some of the major capital projects the church faces, in two categories: Discretionary and Non-Discretionary. 

The non-discretionary category is our priority as it includes work that cannot be deferred indefinitely and the longer it is deferred, the more costly the ultimate repair may be. It also includes repair or replacement of systems that experts have advised us may fail soon.

All cost estimates are just that: estimates. But some do have the benefit of actual proposals offered by contractors over the last few years.   

If you are interested in learning more or in underwriting the full or partial cost of any of these projects, please see or contact the Rector or Senior Warden.

Planned Giving & Bequests

LegacySocietyPhoto1What builds a church? 

Faithful people, faithful discipleship, and faithful giving. The faith and forethought of many have made it possible for us to worship in this place.

One thing have I desired of the Lord, which I will require, even that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the fair beauty of the Lord, and to visit his temple.” – Psalm 27

Have Faith in the Future

Remember All Souls in your will

More than half of all Americans die without a will. If you don’t make decisions about how your money and assets will be divided when you die, the government (through estate taxes and other taxes) will be happy to decide for you. You can better protect your assets for your loved ones and help All Souls by taking the time to make a will.

A bequest in a will is the simplest and most common planned gift. It can be an outright monetary bequest, a percentage of your estate, a percentage of the “rest, reside and remainder” of your estate after a number of other bequests have been fulfilled, or a specific asset such as personal or real property.

Take the time now to plan for the future. 

For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. – Matthew 6:21


Gifts and Bequests with All Souls as beneficiary can be of two types:

BequestRestricted: The donor has identified a specific purposes(s) to which the funds should be directed. The Vestry will guarantee that the uses(s) to which those funds are applied is faithful to the donor's wishes. The funds may be directed to their designated purposes(s) either as an endowment, in which case they normally would become a designated fund within the All Souls Endowment (note that certain thresholds may apply), or by direct expenditure of the funds through the Treasurer of the Parish.  

Unrestricted:  The expectation is that such a bequest will be transferred to the All Souls Endowment. Such transfers are intended to be held in perpetuity. This policy specifically acknowledges that from time to time truly extraordinary needs of the Parish may arise to necessitate an exception to this policy.

All Souls strongly urges you to consult with your attorney, financial and/or tax advisor to review this information provided to you without charge or obligation. This information in no way constitutes legal or financial advice.  

Click here to view All Souls' Gift Acceptance Policy.

Our Needs


Non-Discretionary Repair Projects

New HVAC for the nave, undercroft, and administration wing

Repair of roof decking and flashing

New roof slate tiles (most of our slate roof is 97+ years old)

Exterior trim repair and painting 

Tuck pointing the north, south, and east walls of the nave and the bell tower  


Discretionary Projects

Stained glass window restoration for the window above the altar

Refreshing the paint in the Undercroft

New pew cushions for the nave 

Replace conference room carpet

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