Annual Fund and The Tower Society


Annual Fund

Today, St. Luke’s Historic Church & Museum remains an important symbol to people all over the country. This symbolism inspires us in everything we do to preserve, promote, and protect this National Historic Landmark and National Patriotic Shrine.

We rely heavily on Annual Fund support in order to accomplish our preservation and education initiative goals. By supporting the Annual Fund, you allow us to use your donation in the area of greatest need.

To donate now, simply click on the gold “Donate” button at the top of your screen. You can also view the many giving options available, such as monthly sustained giving, donor-advised funds, or stock transfers.

The Tower Society

The Tower Society is our financial leadership circle, made up of donors who give $1,000 or more to the Annual Fund. Members of the Tower Society fulfill an important role in providing vital funds for the day-to-day operations at St. Luke’s. This group makes up over half of our Annual Fund donations, making the most significant impact with their support.

“As an area native, history major, and Veteran, I’m excited about St. Luke’s Historic Church, Virginia’s oldest surviving church building. St. Luke’s Historic Church & Museum is living history. I’m honored to invest my time and money; serving on the board and contributing financially at the Tower Society level.”
– Robert Clay, III

The Abbitt Family Foundation
December 2023 2:1 Matching Gift Challenge

St. Luke’s Historic Church & Museum is proud to share this December’s matching gift challenge!

The Abbitt Family Foundation challenges fellow Tower Society members of St. Luke’s with a 2 to 1 matching gift challenge. The Abbitts pledge to donate $15,000 following a successful Tower Society campaign to raise the first $7,500 from other Tower Society members.

The combined financial impact would be $22,500 in Annual Fund donations to support St. Luke’s this fiscal year!

Challenge Gift Requirements Include:

  • Must be a larger gift than what you made last fiscal year (July 1st, 2022 through June 30th, 2023)
  • A donor who did not donate to St. Luke’s last fiscal year (July 1st, 2022 through June 30th, 2023) who renews their Tower Society membership (at least $1,000 between now and January 15th, 2024)
  • A new Tower Society donor who has or has never donated to St. Luke’s and for the first time joins the Tower Society with a $1,000 or more donation between now and January 15th, 2024

These funds will help St. Luke’s support the preservation of the 17th century church building, the 43 acre historic campus and cemeteries, educational programming including 4th grade field trips, special events, lectures, podcasts, blogs, guided tours, and more. Thank you for helping with this year’s challenge and doubling the impact of your generous contribution. Your continued commitment and support drives the advancement of St. Luke’s mission. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!