Capital Campaign

The World We Seek: Now Is the Time

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About FCNL's Capital Campaign

The World We Seek: Now Is the Time Capital Campaign is making it possible for greater participation in civil dialogue on issues essential for humanity and our planet, including peace, justice, and sustainability. The campaign will raise $15 million over five years, including $9 million in endowment funds, to help us achieve our goals.

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It is possible for our shared values to influence our government.

More and more advocates—Quakers and others—are being drawn to our effective practice of engaging our nation’s leaders. The Capital Campaign will help grow FCNL’s grassroots lobbying network.

It is vital for us to support the next generation of advocates.

Young adults are essential partners in FCNL’s vision for the future. The campaign is enabling FCNL to host our largest-ever Spring Lobby Weekend in 2016 and expand its new Advocacy Corps—young adults who receive intensive training in Washington and then advocate back home.

Diane Randall speaks
Diane Randall speaks

It is imperative that we act for peace and justice in the world.

The campaign has revitalized the historic Friend in Washington Program, which brings seasoned Friends to Washington, DC, to lend their expertise on issues that matter to FCNL and the FCNL community.

We have the opportunity to create a more visible presence on Capitol Hill.

With campaign support, FCNL will add a new Quaker Welcome Center to welcome more Friends to Capitol Hill, building on our legacy of witnessing for an Earth restored by creating a new green building.

Friends in Washington Doug McCown and Becky Steele
Friends in Washington Doug McCown and Becky Steele

[LEFT] Friends in Washington Doug McCown and Becky Steele Emily Sajewski / FCNL

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The Public Phase of the Capital Campaign

After three years of a quiet phase, 2016 brought us into the public phase of FCNL's capital campaign. We set an ambitious event schedule—32 events in 25 states over 18 months—because we believe that members of our network will want to hear firsthand about what the capital campaign means to FCNL and the future of Quaker advocacy. These local events welcome everyone who wants to participate, and widen our network of supporters, local community leaders, and organizers.

The public regional events, featuring Executive Secretary Diane Randall, will bring the work of the campaign to a large a majority of individuals in our network. We will invite those who do not live near an event venue to participate in one of several webinars to be scheduled between January, 2016 and the end of the campaign in June, 2017. For more information about launch events or webinars, contact Andrew Silva at 202-903-2526 or

What You Can Do

Help us build the world we seek! You can:

  • Make a gift to the campaign that is personally significant for you, over and above our regular annual fund gifts. For information on how to donate, please contact Tim Cullen, Capital Campaign Project Manager at 202-903-2504 or

  • Attend a campaign event if one is held in your area (see sidebar); if not, participate in one of the campaign webinars. Become an advocate for FCNL: make a lobby visit; help recruit young adults to FCNL’s young adult programs.

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