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Saint Mark Lutheran Church

The Saint Mark Lutheran Church Endowment Fund

What is the Saint Mark Lutheran Church Endowment fund?

It is a trust that manages gifts and bequests to the Church.  The purpose of the Fund is to further the mission of the Church, above and beyond our regular program.  It is not meant to fund the regular operational expenses of Saint Mark.  The Church Council will periodically determine where the income of the Fund may be spent.

How does the Fund work?

Saint Markers are encouraged to contribute to the Endowment Fund through outright contributions such as cash, securities, real estate, annuities, or planned giving which may include life insurance, trusts, or wills.

No gift is too large or too small, and the donor may place restrictions on any gift subject to the approval of Church Council and the Endowment Committee.  The Fund is managed by investment professionals and monitored by our Finance and Endowment Committees.   It is a wonderful method of insuring that our contributions to the mission of the Church continue long after we can no longer give.

What Your Gifts Can Do

Examples of possible uses of Endowment Fund income are:

Programs:

  • Education
  • Child Development Center
  • Day care
  • Evangelism
  • Family ministry
  • Health ministry
  • Prison ministry
  • Missions
  • Scholarships
  • Educational loans and grants
  • Social ministry
  • Stewardship
  • Worship and Music
  • Youth ministry

Projects:

  • Conferences
  • Endowed Staff Positions
  • Seminars
  • Visiting Theologians
  • Workshops

Property:

  • Building repair and grounds care
  • Furnishings
  • Choir robes
  • Equipment
  • Hymnals and music
  • Library additions
  • Musical instruments
  • New construction
  • Property acquisition
  • Remodeling

Why Is It Important?

Do you want to continue to make a difference in the life of your Church and community?  Here is the chance to do just that.  No gift is too large or too small.  Remember, nothing will happen unless you make it happen.

You can get more information about our Endowment Committee.  We encourage you to see your attorney and financial advisor, and include the Saint Mark Lutheran Church Endowment Fund in your giving.

When?

Do it now!