The William Booth Society is The Salvation Army’s most prestigious donor recognition program. It is named for the founder of The Salvation Army who began helping individuals in London who were considered outcasts of society –the homeless, the poor and the destitute. William Booth Society members are invariably among the leaders who cause positive change in their communities. All are committed to go beyond mere concern and to take action by making an annual gift of $5,000 or more.

 

2016 Members

 

The Founders Circle
$100,000+

  • Jeff & Lisa Edwards
  • Anonymous (1)

 

The Catherine Mumford Booth Circle
$50,000 - $99,999

  • Columbia Gas of Ohio, Inc.
  • The Siemer Family Foundation
  • Wayne E. and Mildred K. Smith Memorial Fund of The Columbus Foundation
  • Anonymous (1)

 

The Evangeline Booth Circle
$25,000 - $49,999

  • American Electric Power
  • Mr. & Mrs. David Bianconi
  • Michael & Michele Moran
  • Murphey Family Foundation
  • Nationwide Foundation
  • Paul & Joanne Santilli
  • Nationwide Foundation
  • Paul & Joanne Santilli
  • Eric & Allison Smith
  • Mrs. Tamea Sutphen
  • The Carver Family Fund
  • The Harry C. Moores Foundation
  • Wolfe Associates
  • Anonymous (1)

 

The George Scott Railton Circle
$10,000 - $24,999

  • Advanced Drainage Systems
  • Atlas Butler Heating & Cooling
  • Mr. & Mrs. Justin Bates
  • Blacco Splicing & Rigging Loft, Inc.
  • Community Choice Financial
  • Andy & Diane Dunn
  • Fifth Third Bank
  • Flint Family Fund
  • Mr. & Mrs. Richard W. Foster
  • Hadler Companies
  • Hollywood Casino Columbus
  • Ingram-White Castle Foundation
  • L Brands Foundation
  • Mary Jane Lamp
  • Lindsay Honda
  • Fred & Ruth Miller
  • Cindy & Scott Monroe
  • Charles Muchenje
  • Nationwide
  • Norman & Jacqueline Raymond
  • Mr. & Mrs. Ronald A. Rayner
  • Elizabeth Shook
  • Richard B. & Joellen Smith
  • Stanley Steemer Employee Giving
  • Stanley Steemer International, Inc.
  • Kim & Judith Swanson
  • The Columbus Foundation
  • Thirty-One Gifts
  • James Upper
  • Worthington Industries
  • Anonymous (5)

 

William Booth Society Member
$5,000 - $9,999

  • Acusport
  • Gary H. Baas
  • Miriam Jean Bethel
  • Big Lots
  • Buckeye Health Plan
  • Bill & Marianne Burke
  • Byers Auto Group Employees
  • Central Ohio Primary Care Physicians Foundation
  • William Cleverly
  • Frank Courtney
  • Michael DeAscentis, Sr.
  • Delaware County Foundation
  • Deloitte
  • Mr. & Mrs. James R. Dunn
  • Greg Essig
  • Farmers New World Life Insurance Company
  • First Merchants Bank
  • Franklin International Employee and Match
  • Genvieve R. Folk Trust
  • Iain Grant & Jennifer Pick
  • David B. Gross
  • Michael L. Gross
  • Thomas R. Gross, Jr.
  • Dorothea A. Hadler
  • William & Nancy Hickok
  • Philip & Zita Hunt
  • Just Energy Foundation USA, Inc.
  • Key Bank Foundation
  • Jill Patricia King
  • Janet Linker
  • Lucilla F. and Theron Wright Fund
  • Mark Q. Allen & Dorothy S. Allen Fund
  • Yvonne Mason
  • Brian & Andrea Meinardi
  • Daniel & Theresa Mitchell
  • Oscar L. and Rita C. Thomas Fund
  • Park National Bank
  • Plante Moran
  • Stephen H. Powell
  • Mr. & Mrs. David Presper
  • Jane & Rich Ramsey
  • River Radio Ministries
  • RSM US LLP
  • Robert & Kelly Shenton
  • Darren & Debra Shepard
  • Jean A. Sinkey
  • Eric & Davia Stevenson
  • Genevieve M. Szuba
  • Mary A. Trapp
  • Jerry Truby
  • Trucco Construction Company, Inc.
  • Mr. & Mrs. Thomas M. Vara
  • VNI, Inc.
  • Rebekah Vogel
  • Paul W. Ward. Jr.
  • WesBanco Bank, Inc.
  • Anonymous (8)

 

Donate Now to become a member of the William Booth Society.

What are the criteria for giving?

  • The gift is annual; the gift may either be remitted in full or pledged and paid in increments through the year.
  • The gift is to support existing and expanded programs (not for capital or endowment).
  • The gift is from an individual, church, foundation, civic group, or corporation.
  • The calendar year is from January 1 - December 31; annual recognition reflects those who have made gifts or payments on pledges during the prior twelve month period.

If you have any questions about the William Booth Society, please contact Erika Shemberg at 614-437-2146 or Erika.Shemberg@use.SalvationArmy.org.

What are the Levels of Giving ?

  • The William Booth Society Circle - $5,000 to $9,999  

Each year when your cumulative giving reaches $5,000 or more your participation in the William Booth Society is renewed. Large, transformational gifts are duly recognized through inclusion in the following Circle of the William Booth Society.

  • The George Scott Railton Circle - $10,000 to $24,999

Commissioner George Scott Railton and seven Lassies “invaded” New York in 1880 to launch the first work of The Salvation Army in the United States.

  • The Evangeline Booth Circle - $25,000 to $49,999

Evangeline Booth, dynamic daughter of William and Catherine, served as Commander of The Salvation Army in the United States, 1904-33 and was elected first woman General in 1934

  • The Catherine Mumford Booth Circle - $50,000 to $99,999

Co-founder of The Salvation Army, fighter for women’s rights and moral crusader, the wife of William Booth became one of the most influential women in modern religious history.

  • The Founder's Circle - $100,000 and above

William Booth, founder of The Salvation Army turned the world’s attention to the plight of the poor and changed the direction of Christianity.

What do William Booth Society Members receive?

  • Annual listing on a plaque in the local Salvation Army facility, in the annual report, and on the website.
  • VIP treatment at The Salvation Army Annual Luncheon.
  • Joy in knowing your gift is changing lives.