At it’s March 20 meeting, the Executive Council unanimously approved moving ahead with an all-church appeal to grow our Endowment. This follows feedback from the congregation showing broad support for this appeal and professional analysis that the congregation is in a good position to have a successful campaign. The appeal will likely begin this fall.
As already presented to the congregation in preliminary form, 50% of the increase in the Endowment will be used for “mission” (benefiting others in various ways), 25% of the increase will benefit our operating fund, and 25% will help build our capital/building reserve fund.
Next steps will be to work on details about leadership and timing of the campaign, develop added detail about how the additional endowment income will be used, and carefully plan how to effectively tie the campaign to the longer range goals and priorities of the congregation.
Be looking for more information in a few weeks!