Our ministry is entirely funded by concerned churches and individuals who love and care about the current generation of students.
We cannot begin to express the gratitude we have for our supporters. Encounter is a recognized 501c3 organization by the IRS. Any gifts to our ministry are fully tax deductible. Gifts may be mailed to our office or you may give online. Through the secure “give now” button above, you’ll have options to give from a bank account, credit card, or even create recurring donations for more convenient giving. Whichever option you choose, we’re thankful!
Where does my giving go?
Encounter is overseen by a local Board of Directors that leads the stewardship and accountability of the ministry. Below is a report of our most recent annual funding, which supports 13 staff at Illinois State and 5 staff in our ministries abroad in the Philippines.
58% STAFF AND INTERNSHIP OVERSIGHT
18% PHILIPPINES MINISTRIES STAFF AND EXPENSES
12% SUPPLIES / OFFICE / BUILDING / INSURANCE
6% STUDENT PROGRAMMING
2% PUBLICITY / POSTAGE