It takes a special type of person to give of one’s self to make life better for others. William Booth, the founder of The Salvation Army, was this kind of person, dedicating his life to helping individuals in London who were considered outcasts of society – the homeless, the hungry, the poor and the destitute.

Nashville also has its share of special, caring people who support the vision of the founder. Because an army can do more than individuals working independently, these social and spiritual visionaries have joined forces to form an elite group known as the William Booth Society.

Individuals distinguish themselves as candidates for membership by making a monetary donation of $5,000 or more to The Salvation Army during a given year. Memberships may be renewed annually through the donor’s continued demonstration of support.

By joining The William Booth Society, you will help those in need and make a huge and positive difference in their lives.

As a member of The William Booth Society, you will be recognized in several print and online publications, distinguished at events and provided a framed certificate of membership.

Why is the William Booth Society Important?

• It encourages personal major giving among individuals of financial ability and commitment;
• It develops a dependable source of funding for new or expanded programs and services;
• It identifies new and influential leadership so important to the Army’s future strength;
• It recognizes leadership giving and builds commitment to The Salvation Army;
• It directs these funds for local programs and services in the member’s own community.

How to Join The William Booth Society

Individuals distinguish themselves as candidates for membership by making a monetary donation of $5,000 or more to The Salvation Army from January 1 through December 31 during a given year. Memberships may be renewed annually through the donor’s continued demonstration of support.

Questions about membership can be directed to Harold Witherspoon, Executive Director of Development.
Phone: 615-601-9489
Email: Harold.Witherspoon@uss.salvationarmy.org

Benefits of Membership

  • Recognition in Annual Report
  • Invitation to our annual William Booth Society event

Giving Levels

Member of The William Booth Society       $5,000
The George Scott Railton Circle                   $10,000-$24,999
The Evangeline Booth Circle                         $25,000-$49,000
The Catherine Mumford Booth Circle         $50,000-$99,000
The Founder’s Circle                                       $100,000 +

What is the Giving Calendar?

The calendar year. Annual Donor listings reflect the names of those who have made gifts or whose pledges have been fulfilled