The Illinois Great Rivers Conference has topped the $2 million mark in gifts and pledges in August en route to a $2.3 million fundraising goal.
As a farewell gift to Bishop Gregory V. Palmer and in honor of his four years as episcopal leader, offerings have generated an influx of money for the Imagine No Malaria campaign.
Additional pledges or first-time pledges for up to five years' time can be made and will count toward the $2.3 million goal. Persons are also reminded that if they have made a pledge, payment on those existing pledges will still be needed in order to meet the campaign goal.
Pledges and contributions can be made online... If this is a farewell gift, make sure you indicate that it is in honor of Bishop Gregory V. Palmer. Check the final box on the form that asks if you are a member of a United Methodist church or organization and select Church. Then choose your church as it, the conference and you will be credited for your gift.