William Booth Society


The Salvation Army recognizes and honors individuals, foundations, and corporations that exemplify philanthropic leadership and outstanding commitment.

How it Works

The William Booth Society (WBS) provides The Salvation Army of Asheville, Buncombe County with a way to honor and individually appreciate our most dedicated supporters. This type of annual giving develops a dependable source of funding for The Salvation Army’s programs and services while identifying new and influential leadership that is critical to building bridges within our community and elevating individuals.

WBS members are given opportunities throughout the year to support financially, make an incremental pledge per their preferred frequency, offer program input, participate in special projects, help identify new members and request tours or further information on programs and services. The level in which each member participates is entirely up to him or her. Members have full autonomy to choose their level of involvement and financial support is accepted and greatly appreciated without any additional expectation of participation.

Giving Specifics

  • A financial gift of $5,000 or more (or several gifts equal $5,000 or more) in the calendar year qualifies for WBS membership.
  • A financial gift may be either remitted in full or a payment made on a pledge in increments of $5,000 or more
    in the year.
  • The gift is from an individual, foundation, or corporation.

The calendar year is January 1 to December 31. Annual recognition reflects those who have made gifts, payments or pledges during the prior twelve-month period.

Levels of Giving

As a William Booth Society member we want you to be assured and confident that your contribution is spent to meet the needs of others, not on expensive donor gifts or frivolous expenses. William Booth Society recognition is focused on keeping its members informed, valued, and cherished, while providing optional opportunities to gather in special fellowship with other members.

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The William Booth Society Circle

$5,000 to $9,999

Each year when your cumulative giving reaches $5,000 or more your participation in the William Booth Society is renewed.
Large, transformational gifts are duly recognized through inclusion in the following Circle of the William Booth Society.

The George Scott Railton Circle

$10,000 to $24,999

Commissioner George Scott Railton and seven Lassies “invaded” New York in 1880 to launch the first work of The Salvation Army in the United States.

The Evangeline Booth Circle

$25,000 to $49,999

Evangeline Booth, dynamic daughter of William and Catherine, served as Commander of The Salvation Army in the United States, 1904-33 and was elected first woman General in 1934

The Catherine Mumford Booth Circle

$50,000 to $99,999

Co-founder of The Salvation Army, fighter for women’s rights and moral crusader, the wife of William Booth became one of the most influential women in modern religious history.

The Founder's Circle


William Booth, founder of The Salvation Army turned the world’s attention to the plight of the poor and changed the direction of Christianity.