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New Foundation mission fund honors moderators

Date 28 Jun 2002 08:17:53 -0400

Note #7331 from PCUSA NEWS to PRESBYNEWS:


New Foundation mission fund honors moderators

by Evan Silverstein

LOUISVILLE - The Presbyterian Church (USA) Foundation is creating a mission-support endowment in honor of current and past General Assembly (GA) moderators.

The Moderators' Endowment Fund was established with an initial contribution from Foundation trustees and staffers to honor the moderators and to generate unrestricted income to support mission programming. The fund will be managed by the Foundation, and will go to mission programs designated by the GA.

"So many outstanding people have been elected as moderator," said Bob Leech, the Foundation's president. "And each and every one of them has done their part to make the church the venerable institution it is today."

The Foundation, created by a Presbyterian General Assembly 203 years ago, continues to manage and distribute funds from the first endowment established (in 1821) by Elias Boudinot, the Foundation's first president. Thousands of other endowments have been created by faithful Presbyterians since then.

"The Moderators' Endowment Fund is one of the best ways I can think of to honor those who have given so much of their lives to the church," said Ken Hall, a former moderator.

To contribute, call the Foundation at (800) 858-6127, or visit its Web site -
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