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.


2018 Members


The Founders Circle

  • Jeff & Lisa Edwards
    Elaine & Henry Fischer
    Wayne E. and Mildred K. Smith
    Memorial Fund of The Columbus Foundation

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

  • Murphey Family Foundation
    The Columbus Foundation
  • The Siemer Family Foundation
  • Anonymous (1)

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

  • American Electric Power Foundation
  • Mr. & Mrs. David Bianconi
    Columbia Gas of Ohio, Inc.
    Daniel & Theresa Mitchell
    Michael & Michele Moran
  • Nationwide Foundation
  • The Harry C. Moores Foundation
  • Wolfe Associates
    Worthington Industries
  • Anonymous (1)

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

  • Mr. & Mrs. Justin Bates
  • Blacco Splicing & Rigging Loft, Inc.
  • Bill & Marianne Burke
  • Andy & Diane Dunn
    Mr. & Mrs. James R. Dunn
  • Greg Essig
  • Fifth Third Bank
  • Flint Family Fund
  • Mr. & Mrs. Richard W. Foster
  • Hollywood Casino Columbus
  • Ingram-White Castle Foundation
  • Kirkpatrick Jordan Foundation
  • Kramer Engineers
  • L Brands Foundation
  • Lindsay Honda
  • Mark Q. Allen & Dorothy S. Allen Fund
    of The Columbus Foundation
  • Fred & Ruth Miller
  • Nationwide
  • Dr. Norman & Jacqueline Raymond
    Paul & Joanne Santilli
  • Robert & Kelly Shenton
  • Eric & Allison Smith
  • Richard B. & Joellen Smith
  • Stanley Steemer Employee Giving
  • Stanley Steemer International, Inc.
  • Kim & Judith Swanson
  • The Diamond Cellar
  • Thirty-One Gifts
  • Thomas R. Gross Family Foundation
  • James Upper
  • Jane A. Williamson
  • Anonymous (3)

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

  • 104.9 the River
  • Atlas Butler Heating & Cooling
  • Gary H. Baas
  • Miriam Jean Bethel
  • Big Lots Foundation
  • BMO Harris
     Budros, Ruhlin & Roe
  • Byers Auto Group Employees
  • Terrance A. Castor MD
  • William & Linda Cleverly
    Community Choice Financial
  • Frank Courtney
  • Rosemary Dassel
  • Michael DeAscentis, Sr.
  • Majors Charlie and Christine Deitrick
  • Kelly Dudek
  • Mr. & Mrs. Michael J. Durbin
  • Jack & Susan Farnham
  • First Merchants Bank
  • Franklin International Employee and Match
    Neal & Diane Gearinger
    Bruce & Gale Griffin
  • David & Susanne Grumman
  • Craig & Megan Haddox
    Dorothy A. Hadler
    Huntington Bank
  • Mr. & Mrs. Michael Johnson
    Kegler Brown Hill & Ritter LPA
    KeyBank Foundation
  • Jill Patricia King
    Lois Koom
    Bruce & Deborah Lackey
  • Martha Jane Lamp
  • Janet Linker
    Martin & Debra Luffy
  • Yvonne Mason
  • Brian & Andrea Meinardi
    Charles Muchenje
    New Hope Church
  • Edwin & Mary Jane Overmyer
  • Park National Bank
    Anne Powell-Riley
  • Dave & Cathy Presper
    Everett & Cathy Ross
    Patricia Savage
    Dr. Stephanie Sekula & Dr. Ron Dorbish
  • Darren & Debra Shepard
    Richard B. & Joellen Smith
  • Eric & Davia Stevenson
  • Genevieve M. Szuba
  • Joe Szymanowski & Josh Cohen
  • Mary A. Trapp
  • Trucco Construction Company, Inc.
  • William & Connie Warner
    WesBanco Bank, Inc.
  • Anonymous (7)


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 Shelley Brown Kujkowski at 614-437-2145 or

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.