ENDOWMENT TRUST OVERVIEW
The Endowment Trust enriches the mission and ministries of Village Church, ensuring its extraordinary service now and toward God’s promised day.
The Village Presbyterian Church Endowment Trust is a non-profit, charitable foundation that enriches the church’s mission and ministries, funds new initiatives and leaves a legacy for future generations. It raises and manages funds to provide resources for the future and also supplements the Church’s annual budget. The Endowment Trust has been established by the Session and is managed by a separate board of directors.
The Endowment Trust has a general endowment fund and 11 Legacy Funds. The board of the Endowment Trust invests these funds and carefully oversees the investment management so that your charitable gift continues to grow over time and provide for extraordinary mission today, tomorrow and always.
Gifts to the Adult Programs Legacy Fund are used to keep adults active in mind, body and spirit.
Gifts to the Children, Youth and Family Legacy Fund are used to help children and teens learn and grow in their Christian faith.
Gifts to the Facilities Legacy Fund are used to provide us with a place to come together in celebration and prayer.
Gifts to the First Decision Legacy Fund will provide grants to help establish new Presbyterian congregations, build new churches and support internships to prepare seminarians for their first call ministry through service in an existing congregation.
Gifts to the Food Pantry Legacy Fund are used to buy groceries to fill the shelves of the Village Church Food Pantry.
Gifts to the For the Least of These Legacy Fund will be used to award significant grants to local charitable organizations, enabling them to advance their mission to higher levels.
Gifts to the Missions Legacy Fund are used to provide the opportunity to share compassion with others locally and around the world.
Gifts to the Seminars Legacy Fund are used to offer opportunities for deeper learning, for growing in personal faith and for building stronger relationships with God and with one another. This fund supports the Meneilly Conference.
Gifts to the Worship and Music Legacy Fund are used to give children and adults special opportunities to express their faith through song.
Award grants to youth who want to go on a mission trip but cannot afford the full price.
The Meneilly Society (named for our founding pastor) recognizes an individual or couple who have named Village Presbyterian Church Endowment Trust as a beneficiary in their will, trust, life insurance policy or through another estate-related gift plan. These generous gifts ensure a bright future for our Church. If you have or wish to include Village Church in your estate plan, please contact Bob Sperry.
Director of Giving and Endowment
2021 ENDOWMENT TRUST BOARD MEMBERS:
Kim Tranbarger (chair)