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Forge Our Future

Update on the Endowment Fund, April 2024

First Church is grateful for the expertise and service the three Board-appointed inaugural trustees are bringing to the new endowment. Dave Becker, Ron Oshima, and Betty Schroeder bring experience in business management, banking product management and marketing, and finance. We’ll have profiles of each of these long-time First Church members in next month’s Chanticleer.

Once the Trust Agreement is finalized and executed, they’ll file an application with the IRS to have the Trust certified as a 501c(3). A plan to communicate the key aspects of the Trust Agreement to our congregation is being developed.

Ways to Pay Your Endowment Pledge

We are also grateful for your endowment pledge payments.

Thanks to your generosity, we have collected about half of the $2,819,433 pledged amount! These funds are earning interest in a special Forge Our Future Endowment account until the Endowment Fund Task Force and Trustees have completed their work establishing the new endowment.

Choose the method to pay your pledge that is most convenient to you. Payment options details are found on this web page. Choose to pay: by check, monthly EFT, via the member portal, on our website, or by donating appreciated stock or mutual funds.

Thank you for your generosity! Together we can reach our goal!

Jean Johnson, Director of Administration

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