St. John's Fundraising Begins: Halfway There
With past donations from the likes of Thomas Jefferson and Francis Scott Key, it surprises few that St. John's Church Capital Campaign to raise than $2 million—for improvement in the Episcopal church's interior, electrical upgrades, pipe organ replacement and stained glass window restoration—has already more $1,000,000 pledged. Campaign chair Patricia Parson was delighted along with fellow parishioners who heard the news on March 18 in Blake Hall from St. John's rector, the Rev. Dr. Albert Scariato, who added his pep rally phrase, "With God's help, we will!"
The audience listened to musical selections and honored the memory of beloved rector, Rev. Margaret Graham, who died five years ago. Donations will also assist shelter and community programs and the Bishop Walker School in Anacostia.