The Endowment Fund of St. Barnabas Episcopal Church was established in 2005 to provide funds for outreach and ministry beyond that which we can provide for in our regular parish budget.
An endowment fund is simply an account from which only the earnings are used. All contributions to the endowment fund are invested and remain untouched.
Our Fund Board sees to it that the income will be used, not for day-to-day operations, but for capital needs of the parish, community outreach ministries, grants, or as seed money for new ministries.
Gifts given to this fund will continue to further the work of God’s Kingdom far beyond the span of our own earthly lives.
How to Donate
AN OUTRIGHT GIFT. This is a gift of cash, stock, or other assets. You can make your gift at any time.
BEQUESTS. By including the Endowment Fund in your will or trust, you can help the fund grow and leave a message to your family as to what was really important in your life.
CHARITABLE GIFT ANNUITY. These annuities can give you an immediate tax deduction, a lifetime income, and the knowledge that you will be funding future ministries.
LIFE INSURANCE. The cash value of a policy you no longer need, or a new policy with the Endowment Fund named as the beneficiary and irrevocable owner, makes an excellent gift.
MEMORIAL GIFT. A gift to the Endowment Fund is a meaningful way to pay respect to the memory of a friend or loved one.
Assistance is available in selecting an appropriate way for you to give.
Why This Is Important
Church buildings do not last. Our first church building on Mason Street cost $689 to build. Today we worship in our third building. But the people of the Church continue to carry on the work of the Church. We still gather to praise and worship our Lord. We will continue to go forth to feed the hungry and care for the poor and the homeless. That ministry will last.
Not all gifts are large, but all gifts are welcome. Please help us ensure that this important ministry will keep going for generations yet unborn.
Contact a Board Member or the Parish Office for further information.