William Booth, the founder of The Salvation Army, dedicated his life to helping people. He had a special place in his heart for the destitute and the downtrodden. There are people in our community who share his love for those who struggle and who carry out his mission today. The William Booth Society is The Salvation Army's most prestigious donor organization. Members are leaders who cause positive changes in their community by allowing their compassion to compel them to action.
Why is the William Booth Society important?
The counterparts of today's members of the William Booth Society were active over a century ago in England. From the earliest years of The Salvation Army, many public and private individuals of rank - members of Parliament, clergymen, business leaders - backed Booth's social service programs with major gifts. They supported Booth in his efforts to fight against poverty and to fight for ways to help the poor help themselves to a better life.
A nationwide struggle with old and new social problems is waged daily thought a network of programs in Salvation Army social service centers and corps community centers. But Salvation Army leaders must constantly devise new approaches and strategies to meet changing realities. In these initiatives especially, the contributions of members of the William Booth Society are indispensable. Their sustaining gifts to The Salvation Army often create breakthroughs in whole problem areas, as well as affect meaningful improvements in the lives of families and individuals.
Being a member of the William Booth Society is an outward symbol of an inner commitment to help people in their hour of need. All funds are used in the community where they are given.
How do I become a member?
Members of the William Booth Society contribute $5,000 annually to The Salvation Army. Memberships are renewed annually through the donor's continued demonstration of support. To become a member, simply donate at least $5,000 and you will be enrolled in the Society automatically. You can also contact Robert Devers at 904-301-4867 to coordinate your enrollment.
What are the criteria for giving?
The gift is annual
The gift may be either remitted in full or pledged and paid in increments throughout the year.
This gift may be from an individual, foundation, corporation, or organization.
For more information about the William Booth Society, contact Robert Devers at