Corporation for Widows and Orphans

The name is long (The Corporation for the Relief of Widows and Children of the Clergy of the Protestant Episcopal Church in Maryland) and the benefits are outstanding.

Clergy canonically resident in the dioceses of Easton, Maryland, and Washington are eligible for membership in The Corporation. For $50/year ($750 over a term of 15 years) clergy may be assured their spouses, partners, and dependent children will be eligible for a $10,000 death benefit, a $1,500 yearly annuity, and additional financial assistance.

Members are vested after five years; benefits are available immediately upon acceptance of the membership application and fee. A member moving canonical residence, may continue paying the annual fee for the total of 15 years. Members may pay in full after the first five years.

For more information, contact:
Phone: 1-800-443-1399 or  410-467-1399 Ext: 362

Diocese of Easton representatives on the Board of Managers:
The Rev. Mary Garner
The Very Rev. Sam Hartman
The Rev. Ron Knapp