Ascension Endowment Fund

butterfly sunflowerThe purpose of the Ascension Endowment fund is to enhance the ministries, missions, and  physical premises of Ascension apart from the annual budget. The Endowment Fund completed the 2016 income distribution of available funds based on 5% of our 12/31/15 balance ($53,332), giving $900 for each of the following:

Mission Outreach – Financial support for our Cross Lutheran Church partnership to help fund meals served by Ascension at Cross.

Ministries – Purchase music notation software and computer hardware for Director of Music Ministries.

Facilities – Strengthen and increase reach of Ascension’s wi-fi signal and help purchase artwork for Library/ Conference Room.

We are now welcoming funding requests for next year, which must be turned in by March 31, 2017.

Endowment Fund Request Form

Approximately $900 of funding is available for each of the three categories in 2017. You can discuss your request with the pastors or a member of the Endowment Committee: Rick James (rickjamesuw72@gmail.com), Ev Stone (evstone@s-hwealth.com), or Ric Simon (ricsimon@yahoo.com).

Please prayerfully consider making a legacy gift to the Ascension Endowment Fund through one of the methods below to ensure that the Ascension ministries and missions you have supported during your lifetime will continue to thrive when you are in your heavenly home.

Life Insurance – By naming the Endowment Fund as a beneficiary, you can practice Christian stewardship with a substantial gift at death by means of small contributions during your life.

Individual Retirement Accounts – As with life insurance, by naming the Endowment Fund as a beneficiary, you can practice Christian stewardship with a substantial gift at death and also eliminate the taxes paid at distribution of the funds.

Will Bequest – When preparing or revising your will, you can make provisions for the Endowment Fund in several ways with complete confidentiality.

Appreciated Investments – Giving appreciated assets such as stocks and real estate starts generating income immediately plus it can reduce your taxes.