The Trust Fund for St. John was established with the intent of providing our church with “extra” funding above and beyond what the regular budget would allow.
The Trust Fund is divided into 2 distinct parts:
- The Memorial Fund − 100 percent of any gift to this fund must be spent for the designated purpose
- The Perpetual Fund − only the earned interest from this fund can be spent… the principle can never be touched.
If a gift is undesignated, theTrust Fund team can spend it on any request that comes before the group. A “designated” gift can only be spent for the purpose it was designated.
Since inception the Trust Fund has been fortunate to be included in a few estates and the team has managed funds well. Unfortunately, there have been very few bequests since the early years.
We need to ask for your support to keep our primary mission within reach. The Trust Fund needs to be remembered in our members’ wills; we need to be the recipients of occasional funding. Gifts to the Trust Fund are welcome at any time, whether they be for specific memorials or for a specific purpose − like the scholarship program.
We can’t continue to provide the “extras” as the church grows if we only maintain the fund. As St John grows, so must our Trust Fund.