Zion’s Endowment Fund has grown to $250,000 in a relatively short period of time. The principle of the account will not be spent, but the interest from the fund will be used to provide need-based scholarships given by Zion’s congregation. These scholarships support students at Zion Lutheran School and Lutheran High of St. Charles. It also will support Zion member students preparing for full-time professional church work who are attending a LCMS affiliated college, university or seminary. The committee has a 5-year strategic plan that includes:
- Awareness and Celebration of the fund. Use communication avenues of Zion to inform about the fund, celebrate the successes and encourage giving.
- Expand the use of funds through new scholarship opportunities.
- Review funding and development of the fund. Encourage members to make regular donations over and above their regular giving patterns with a goal of $50,000 of annual giving to the fund.
- Endowment committee and development support.
If you would be interested in becoming part of this planning team or donating to the endowment fund, please contact Bruce Hanson or Marc Debrick.