Directors Agree to New Management of William Penn House
For more than 50 years, FCNL and William Penn House have worked to advance Quaker witness on Capitol Hill. After several months of discernment and worship, the boards of directors of both organizations agreed that the FCNL Education Fund would assume governance and management of William Penn House effective Sept. 1, 2019.
The FCNL Education Fund will strive to carry on the mission of the William Penn House—to provide friendly hospitality and support for activism and education that builds peace, justice, and equality—in alignment with FCNL’s mission of living a prophetic Quaker vision for a peaceful, just, and healthy planet through education, lobbying, and grassroots advocacy.
William Penn House will remain a separate non-profit entity. It will be closed for several months for repairs and program planning. The house was built in 1917. In 1966, it was purchased by Friends Meeting in Washington and became William Penn House