Endowment Fund

    The St. Mary Endowment Fund was created in 1986 by our Pastor Emeritus, Bishop Houssig Bagdasian and a group of parishioners with a vision for the future. Their mission was to plant seeds for future growth for generations to come. These charter members had the wisdom to know that it would take a consistent and continual cash flow to keep our facilities maintained and preserved for years to come. They started with small sums of donations and with continued faith in our parishioners, asked for pledges and contributions to build the fund to the level it is at today. Over the years, through dedication to God and His church, they were able to establish a fund that, in the year of 2003, reached the “Half Million Dollar” plateau. Many years of hard work, continued dedication and careful investing has allowed our fund to continue to grow. We are proud of its achievements, even in these distressed financial times. Managing money has never been more challenging, but we have faith that our fund can continue to grow with the faithful participation of our people to preserve our heritage. Yet to be We now ask for your support and to be involved with the future growth of our church. The Endowment Fund is vital to the foundation of St. Mary and will ensure the stability and future of this parish. It stands as a never ending memorial to the stewardship of her children. Are you part of this force? If not, won’t you please consider joining by making a pledge today? We can reach the “Million Dollar” plateau if we all make a commitment and a sacrifice for our future. It depends on you to make our Dreams a reality. You can start with an initial minimum pledge of $500 with a payment of only $100 now and remaining payments in full within five years. Direct contributions are also welcomed over the amount of $500. This can be set up for you immediately. Please contact one of our Board Members and they will be glad to assist you in establishing the type of fund to meet your needs. Consider your options: 1. Establish a fund today. – In your name. – In the name of a deceased loved one. – In the name of a loved one, a parent, a spouse or a child. “I will establish your seed forever” Psalms 89:4 2. Add to an existing fund. Make a contribution today and a commitment to contribute each and every year hereafter. This gift will keep on giving to help the future of our church. “God loves a cheerful giver” 2 Corinthians 9:7 3. Include St. Mary Armenian Church in your last will & testament. Imagine gifting a portion of your estate as a living memorial. A bequeath will provide a God-pleasing service to the church’s mission in perpetuity and will secure the vision of your children’s children.

“A good man leaves an inheritance to his children’s children” Proverbs 13:22

Pledge _____      Paid Up Donation _____

Total Amount:                 $____________

 Start up amount:             $____________

(Minimum $100)

Payments due:                $____________

 Period of payments:            _____ Years

(Maximum 5 years)

 Pledged in name of:

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 Donated by:

 Name ____________________________

 Address ___________________________

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 Tel. # ____________________________

 Email _____________________________

 Signature __________________________