Stewardship and Finance Committee

The Stewardship and Finance Committee is primarily responsible for developing and overseeing the budget of the Yearly Meeting. This includes consideration of the apportionment to be allocated between the local Meetings.

Each year, Baltimore Yearly Meeting completes and files with the Internal Revenue Service the Return of Organization Exempt From Income Tax (form 990). The 2015 return is available for download here.

Each spring, usually on the first Saturday following Tax Day, there is the Annual Apportionment Meeting. Representatives from every local Meeting are invited to attend and provide input for the committee's consideration of the needs of the Yearly Meeting for the ensuing fiscal year.

The Stewardship and Finance Committee is continuing their work to review the Apportionment Formula. There are links to current documents in that view available below.

A document that details how the Yearly Meeting calculates the apportionment for each local Monthly Meeting is available below.

Click to see the complete description of the Committee as it appears in the current Manual of Procedure.

Listed below are the current members of the Committee.

Lee Henkel, Co-Clerk
Floyd Friends Meeting
James "Jim" Lynn, Co-Clerk
Sandy Spring Friends Meeting
Alexandra "Alex" Bell
Bethesda Friends Meeting
Donald "Don" Crawford
Valley Friends Meeting
Karen Cunnyngham
Annapolis Friends Meeting
Jason Eaby
Nottingham Monthly Meeting
Susan Griffin
Friends Meeting of Washington
Karen Ownbey
Patapsco Friends Meeting
Paul Phillips
Baltimore Monthly Meeting, Stony Run
Richard "Rick" Post
Langley Hill Friends Meeting
Henry "Hank" Rupprecht
Frederick Friends Meeting
Wilmer "Wil" Stratton
Maury River Friends Meeting
Nicolaus "Nic" Tideman
Blacksburg Friends Meeting
Thomas "Tom" Hill, Treasurer
Charlottesville Friends Meeting
James "Jim" Riley, Assistant Treasurer
Hopewell Centre Monthly Meeting


As detailed in the Manual of Procedure, the Stewardship and Finance Committee is responsible for the consideration and calculation of the annual Apportionment to be paid by each Monthly Meeting for the support of Baltimore Yearly Meeting.

Listed below are reports and documents related to the methods and considerations used by the Stewardship and Finance Committee in their work.

The Stewardship and Finance Committee is continuing their work to review the Apportionment Formula. There are links to current documents in that view available below.

2017 Apportionment Meeting Videos

This video was made at the April 29, 2017 apportionment meeting held at Nottingham Friends Meeting in Oxford, PA. It explains the reasoning behind the proposed changes in the apportionment formula, as well as some changes which were considered but not recommended. The document below is the handout which was distributed at the apportionment meeting. In addition to summarizing the information in the video, it compares the 2018 apportionments using the current and the proposed formulas. Please note that the 2018 apportionment numbers using either formula are tentative, as they do not include adjustments which may be made by the Stewardship and Finance Committee at June Interim Meeting.

Apportionment Formula Review

Visioning Project Report

In 2010 and 2011, Baltimore Yearly Meeting untook a project to consider the vision of the Yearly Meeting community. As a part of that project, each committee was asked to respond to a set of queries that had been promulgated by the ad hoc Visiting Ministers Committee. The Stewardship and Finance Committee's responses are available here.