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ENDOWMENT FUNDS

Establishing of an Endowment(s) Fund:

Founder Endowment Fund

1. A minimum initial contribution valued at $5,000.00 is necessary to establish A Founder Endowment Fund. The contribution should be made in one lump sum. 

2. An Endowment Fund will have one of the following names: first or last, or both names of the individual designated by donor(s).

3. An Endowment Fund can be established in memory of loved one(s) or for the health, salvation, and honor of the living family members.

Benefactor Endowment Fund

4. A minimum contribution valued at $2,500.00 is necessary to establish A Benefactor Endowment Fund. The initial contribution must be in the amount of $1,000.00, and remaining balance of $1,500.00 is to be contributed within 12 months from the date of initial contribution. Should the contribution not be completed within 12 months period, the Endowment Committee and the Church Executive Board of the Holy Trinity parish reserve the right to allocate the money as needed. 

5. An Endowment Fund will have one of the following names: first or last, or both names of the individual designated by donor(s).

6. An Endowment Fund can be established in memory of loved one(s) or for the health, salvation, and honor of the living family members.

Patron Endowment Fund

7. A minimum contribution valued at $1,500.00 is necessary to establish A Patron Endowment Fund. The initial contribution must be in the amount of $500.00, and remaining balance of $1,000.00 is to be contributed within 12 months from the date of initial contribution. Should the contribution not be completed within 12 months period, the Endowment Committee and the Church Executive Board of the Holy Trinity parish reserve the right to allocate the money as needed.  

8. An Endowment Fund will have one of the following names: first or last, or both names of the individual designated by donor(s).

9. An Endowment Fund can be established in memory of loved one(s) or for the health, salvation, and honor of the living family members.

Supporter Endowment Fund

10. A minimum contribution valued at $500.00 is necessary to establish A Supporter Endowment Fund. The initial contribution must be in the amount of $100.00, and remaining balance of $400.00 is to be contributed within 12 months from the date of initial contribution. Should the contribution not be completed within 12 months period, the Endowment Committee and the Church Executive Board of the Holy Trinity parish reserve the right to allocate the money as needed.  

11. An Endowment Fund will have one of the following names: first or last, or both names of the individual designated by donor(s).

12. An Endowment Fund can be established in memory of loved one(s) or for the health, salvation, and honor of the living family members.  

Endowment Committee Members – 2011/12

1. Denise Horne, Chair

2. Marko Lucich 

3. John Rader 

4. Fr. Al Vukovich

5. Fr. Russell Radoicich 

 

Your Will

Your Will Is a Way to Help Holy Trinity Church

(Taking on the tough task of estate planning can be a gift to your family and church)

 

The planning and writing of a will is both a civic obligation and a personal privilege.  We live in a nation of laws.  During all of our lifetime, different laws apply to our living.  When we are born, our birth is registered as required by law.

 

When we are alive, we comply with legal requirements when purchasing a home, making loans, securing a passport and in many more of life's activities.  When we die, our life's passing is noted in securing a death certificate and in the probate process.  In all of life's activities, the law is there.

 

One of the most important legal activities that we each, individually, face is to decide how that which we have acquired is used and who will benefit from those possessions.  While living, we are present to make those decisions.  Before we die, we can determine who will receive our estate with a will.  Should we not make that determination with our own will, then the State or others will decide for us, often ignoring our important preferences.  Deciding not to write a will reflects a lack of civic responsibility and compliance, and a last opportunity to demonstrate our love to those whom we cherish.

 

There are some vital details we each are allowed in writing our will.  Each person on his or her own have the legal right to write a will.  Additional details include the naming of a personal representative, deciding who will serve as guardians of our minor children, proving guidelines concerning how thay will be raised, and expressing gratitude for all of life's blessings.

 

Life involves a string of choices, and the most important choices we make involve the use and disposition of what we have.  This is called stewardship, the management of our resources.  Our acts during our lifetime become a statement of faith.  Our last act, our will, serves as a final testimony of our faith journey in life.  We exercise a spiritual privilege when we plan and write our own will.

 

Before putting together your will, ask each primary beneficiary (spouse, children, your church) to express their preferences on personal treasures; it will help you decide who gets what.  If you have your will made out, ask your attorney to add a line stating that you bequeath to the Holy Trinity Serbian Orthodox Church.

 

If you have planned a future gift to our parish, let us know so that we can express our gratitude.  If you have some questions and concerns, please contact your financial advisor, or attorney, or our church office at 406-723-7889.

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