10TH ANNIVERSARY DEVELOPMENT FUND
In the autumn of 2018, CMCS celebrated 10 years of working towards building wisdom and hope in Christian-Muslim relations. As part of that celebration, we launched a Development Fund to secure our next decade and extend the reach of those who can benefit from our work.
We sent an appeal out to all our friends and supporters and presented the Development Fund at our 10th Anniversary Celebration event in November 2018, at Christ Church, Oxford.
The response to our appeal has been greatly encouraging. Many generous individuals and charitable trusts have expressed their support for the future of CMCS and given to the Development Fund. We have raised a significant sum in three months. This will make a big impact on the life and work of the Centre. But there is still more to raise.
We have many plans for 2019, including increasing our output considerably with more publications, events, online resources and training. We hope to recruit a new member to our academic team and widen our networks as we build strong connections with international partners and scholars around the world.
We have a 2:1 match funding agreement in place so that, for every £2 we raise, we receive an additional £1. And for UK tax payers, an extra 25% can be added in Gift Aid*.
If you would like to support our work, you can give today by:
Clicking on the support us button and either setting up a monthly direct debit or making a one-off donation from your credit or debit card.
Setting up a standing order or direct debit from your bank account. Please download and fill in the Stewardship Services direct debit form and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively email or call us on 01865 548500 to request a hard copy of the form.
Writing a cheque, payable to ‘Solomon Academic Trust’ – the charitable body that operates CMCS and other projects, – and sending it to us at The Song School, 109a Iffley Road, Oxford OX4 1EH.
Donors in the USA can give to CMCS via the Bridge Trust USA, which is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) trust, via its donate page or by sending a check to the Bridge Trust USA Inc.; P.O. Box 1042, Wheaton, IL. 60187-1042.
*Gift Aid is a way for UK tax payers to ensure that the taxed portion of their donation is also given to the charity by the Inland Revenue.
If you are able to give financially, thank you. If you are not able to give, but would like to support the Centre in another way, please think about your network of friends and contacts. If you know of people who may share the vision of CMCS and be able to support us financially, do let us know. We are happy to establish contact, make visits and invite them to the Centre at Oxford.
You might also consider becoming a Friend of CMCS by giving a small monthly amount or a one-off lifetime donation.
Thank you for your support and encouragement.