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The Endowment
Shining Through the Generations

The Second Presbyterian Church Endowment began shining God’s light through the ministries of this church in 1923. It will continue to do so in perpetuity. That is because an endowment is not a savings account or rainy day fund. Its purpose is the generate funds for ministries today and tomorrow. As you will see, the generosity of previous generations greatly expands our ability to do ministry today…and well into the future.

Each year, our Endowment fund provides significant financial support for the annual church budget. It also gives substantial support (and in some cases, the only support) for a variety of transformative ministries including: Lake Fellows, Footsteps of Faith, CenterPoint Counseling, Music and Fine Arts, Children’s Circle Preschool, Clergy/Staff Renewal Grants, Restoration and Repair Building Projects. In 2018, Endowment support for all our ministries came to over $2.1 million.

There is no minimum requirement for endowment contributions. Most often, members make an endowment gift through their estate plan (a will; bequest; trust; assignment of life insurance, IRA, or 401(k) benefits). However, a gift to the Endowment can be made at any time and does not have to be a planned gift. Recently, a member sold stock and made a gift sufficient to endow his annual contribution beginning now…and continuing in perpetuity.

For more information about the Second Presbyterian Church Endowment Fund (or to inform us that you have already made plans), please contact John Koppitch (jkoppitch@secondchurch.org).