FAQs

What is the criteria for WBS?

  • The gift is $5,000 or more, or several gifts equal $5,000 or more in the calendar year
  • The gift may be either remitted in full or a payment made on a pledge in increments of $5,000 or more
    in the year
  • The gift is from an individual, foundation, or corporation.

The calendar year is January 1 to December 31. Annual recognition reflects those who have made gifts or payments on pledges during the prior twelve-month period.


How does The Salvation Army recognize WBS supporters?

When you give to The Salvation Army at the WBS level, you encourage others to do the same. The need to support programs are ongoing each year and it is for this reason we also recognize you for renewing your giving in a significant way each calendar year.

As a William Booth Society donor you will receive personalized communications, special newsletters, and obtain access to opportunities reserved for The William Booth Society.

  • Rewarding opportunities to personally become involved in your area of interest
  • Invitations to special events honoring supporters in The William Booth Society and for intimate gatherings with the Divisional Commander
  • V.I.P. access at Salvation Army special celebrations

Annual Recognition Circles

WILLIAM BOOTH SOCIETY CIRCLE $5,000

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.

We gratefully acknowledge our William Booth Society! Your extraordinary generosity and enthusiastic participation makes our success possible. Thank you!