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Workshops on Planned Giving for Parish Leaders

Dioceses of Delaware and Easton

Saturday – September 30, 2017 – 10am – 3pm

At Christ Church, Milford – 200 N. Church St. Milford DE 19960

Parishes with or without an existing Planned Giving ministry and/or an Endowment will benefit from these workshops.  These workshops will review best practices and empower leadership to take the best, next steps for their parish!

Setting Up a Planned Giving Program for Your Parish 10 am – 11:30 am

Take the mystery out of planned giving for your parish.  Learn in easy to understand terms how planned giving differs from annual stewardship and capital campaigns, and how your parish can build endowments through wills and life income and other planned gifts.  After a review of the planned giving instruments, you will learn about the importance of a parish vision and how to invite others to remember your parish through estate and financial planning.

Importance of Endowment Structure 11:30am-12:30pm

Every church, no matter how large or how small, deserves to have a well-structured endowment in place. Endowments breathe life into a congregation. They make new ministries possible, spark creative outreach projects, ease the burden of long-term capital expenses, and secure the future of our churches. From the donor’s perspective, a well-ordered endowment provides a trustworthy means of making a legacy gift.

Lunch: 12:30pm-1 pm – To be provided

Using ECF Resources and Planning a Legacy Society for Your Parish 1pm-2 pm

Join us to learn how to use the resources provided by ECF’s new toolkit, Planned Giving on Demand and other resources to encourage new gifts to support your parish’s future through estate and financial planning. We will also review how to create and sustain a Legacy Society to encourage giving to your parish for decades to come. You will leave the workshop with a plan of action.

To register for the September 30th workshop, please contact Judith Gregory at or (302) 256-0374 by Monday, September 25th.



James W.N. Murphy, CFRE
Managing Program Director

Jim Murphy is Managing Program Director of Financial Resources at the Episcopal Church Foundation (ECF).  He oversees ECF’s Financial Resource development programs and resources, including planned giving, donor solutions and endowment management. He leads workshops and works with congregations, dioceses, and other Episcopal organizations to enhance and develop their programs and resources.
Prior to joining ECF in 2008, Jim was Director of the Master of Arts Program and Program Manager for Lifelong Learning & the Center for Christian Spirituality at the General Theological Seminary.  For more than 16 years he worked for a major international law firm in NYC, serving in a number of financial management roles.  He has been an active volunteer leader in stewardship, parish administration, and Christian formation ministries in several Episcopal parishes in New York and New Jersey.

A native of Lansing, MI, Jim holds a Certificate in Fundraising from New York University’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies, an MA in Christian Spirituality from the General Theological Seminary, and a BS from NYU’s Stern School of Business. Jim is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) and is a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE).

Kenneth H. Quigley, Senior Program Director

Ken joined the Episcopal Church Foundation staff in July 2005 and oversees ECF’s Endowment Management area working with parishes and dioceses across the country.

Prior to joining the Foundation staff, Ken was president and CEO of the Continuum International Publishing Group (North America) which has offices in London, New York, Harrisburg and Denver. He had led The Morehouse Group, a publisher serving the Episcopal Church, from 1995 through its acquisition by Continuum in 2002, when he became head of Continuum’s U.S. operation.

Ken started his own marketing, advertising, and public relations company in 1977 and has served the communication needs of many agencies of the Episcopal Church over the years including Episcopal Relief and Development, the United Thank Offering, the Treasurer’s Office of the Episcopal Church, and many more. He also edited the newspaper for the Episcopal Diocese of Central Pennsylvania for more than 15 years.

Ken earned a bachelor’s degree in English from Kalamazoo College and is an accredited member of the Public Relations Society of America. Currently he serves on the board of the Children’s Medical Mission of Haiti (working with the Episcopal Diocese of Haiti).