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Planned Giving

Planned giving is a term that describes the thoughtful designation of a gift that will be made some time in the future, usually at the end of the donor’s life. Planned gifts offer a way for Epiphany to address needs beyond those contained in the annual budget. When members remember Epiphany in their wills, trusts, retirement accounts, life insurance designations, or other assets, they are providing support to Epiphany’s mission and ministries in the future.




Endowment Fund

As Christians, we focus not only on the here and now, but also the hereafter.  However, with the oftentimes hectic pace of our lives, it is easy to forget, or to put off until "tomorrow", the planning needed today for that future - especially when it comes to financial considerations and the legacy we wish to provide for those who follow us.  Many people are not aware of the ability to provide for their church in their future planning.  However, bequests, charitable remainder trusts and other planned gifts can be quite easy to arrange.  Moreover, such planning might help a donor avoid estate taxes and even, in some cases, provide life income.  Remarkably, approximately half of all Americans die without a will or trust in place.  In addition, and even more surprising, for those who have created a will or trust, only 6% make a provision for a charity.

Endowment Fund Grant Application window for 2018 has closed.

Grants may be for Capital Improvements; debt reduction; scholarships or grants to members; or Community Outreach Projects.

Application deadline is Wednesday, February 21, 2018.


The Endowment Board and the Endowment Fund were created by the Vestry in response to the identified need to plan financially for the Church's long range future through planned giving. To ensure the ability to continue with grants in years to come, donations to the Fund must increase.

The Endowment Board of the Church of the Epiphany is working to bring attention to the importance of considering the Church in one's future financial planning and, through such awareness, to build Epiphany's Endowment Fund from planned gifts.  From the Endowment Fund, grants are provided that further the ministries of Epiphany.  Each year the Board recommends to the Vestry endowment grants from the Fund in accordance with the Plan of Operation of the Endowment Fund.
In addition to grants, The Magi Foundation is an important aspect of The Endowment Fund program.  The purpose of The Magi Foundation is to thank, recognize and honor individuals who have made provisions for the Church in their will or by other means of planned gift, such as a life insurance policy or charitable remainder trust.

The Epiphany Endowment Board believes that opportunities for new giving will result from educating church members about methods and possibilities for planned giving and the ease and convenience of certain opportunities.  If you wish to learn more about (i) giving to the Endowment Fund and becoming a member of The Magi Foundation, (ii) how to become active with the Endowment Board, or (iii) applying for a grant from the Endowment Fund, please do not hesitate to contact any member of the Endowment Board or the Rector.


Endowment Board

The Endowment Board oversees the management and disbursement of the Endowment Fund, established to enhance the mission of the parish apart from its general operations. Cash and other assets may be given to the Fund by direct gift, in memoriam gifts, or by a number of planned giving instruments including testamentary bequests. Grants from the Fund are made early each year.

The board is currently comprised as follows: Doug Teague (chair), Pam Hall, Ken Holley, Terri Lawrence, Gretchen Maclachlan, Eric Schulz, Nancy Chandler (vestry liasion), Sharon Hiers (staff liasion).

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