Grace UMC Foundation Supports Many Grace Ministries in 2018
By Scott Oats
The Foundation provided $70,000 of support for new initiatives and current ministries in 2018. These activities are not normally included in the annual budget. The Foundation does this through the accumulation of donations over many years from generous members that included the Foundation in their wills or from outright gifts.
In 2018, the Foundation supported:
Leadership through continuing education
North Central College Scholarships
Children’s Faith Formation Ministry
Russian Initiative Ministry
Faith Build 2018
Building and grounds improvements
The Foundation funds and endowments used during 2018 were:
Music of Grace Endowment
Muriel Phillips Endowment for Music
Building up the Church Education Fund
North Central College Scholarship Endowment
Robert Lehman North Central College Scholarship Endowment
Joan Ritzer Memorial
Holloway Endowment for International Ministries
Clarence Rickleff Memorial
Holloway Endowment for Children’s Faith Formation Ministry
Kayton Youth Center Endowment
Holloway Endowment for Youth Ministry and Outreach
Sparksomething Youth Development Project Fund
Grace UMC Landscaping Endowment
Rodney Gene Lacy Garden Memorial Fund
Not included in the above is the current renovation project. The Glenna Holloway Fund is providing substantially all the funding for this large and important project.
The Foundation is grateful for those who have given, continue to give and who have included the Foundation in their wills or trusts. Your gifts are being used to help meet the needs of those in our church, community and broader world. If you have any questions about the Foundation or how to make a planned gift please contact Scott Oats, Pastor Cindy, Pastor Daniel or any of the Foundation Board Members.
Foundation Board Members: Scott Oats, President and Secretary, Jo Ellen Bender Vice President, Peggy Nasti Treasurer, Merle Clewitt, Bob Long, Ron Laub, Gina Gramarosso and John Abe.