St. Peter’s Foundation

The St. Peter’s Foundation was created by parishioners in 1966 as a financial resource to meet uncommon or unexpected needs. The Foundation grows assets through donations and investments to generate funds for two purposes:

  1. Supporting the mission and ministries of the church today.
  2. Preserving the church for the future.

The Foundation is designed to accept gifts, memorials, and bequests large and small, and to combine and safeguard them through investment as a permanent endowment. The Foundation’s mission is to develop a sound financial base to enable St. Peter’s Church to continue its Christian ministry over the years.

Of course, that ministry can take many forms, from fixing a worn church roof to helping support a community program. Over the years, Foundation funds have been used to support capital improvements, such as St. Peter’s columbarium, and as seed money for new ministries.

That’s where you come in. Through giving to the Foundation, you can provide for the future of St. Peter’s Church and ensure that, in the present, the church has the resources to respond to any crisis or need.

Giving

Foundation funds come from gifts, memorial and bequests from people of all means, both church members and non-members. You can make a gift of any size at any time. The Foundation is non-profit corporation registered in the State Ohio; in most cases, your gift is tax-deductible. The most common ways to give are:

Cash (Gift or Memorial)
You can make outright gifts of cash anytime. Or you may want to designate memorial gifts to the St. Peter’s Foundation in the name of a deceased family member or friend.

Bequests.
You can give a gift of any amount by naming The St. Peter’s Foundation in your will. Discuss with your attorney or financial advisor how to update your documents to do this according to your wishes.

Retirement or Savings Accounts.
You can designate The St. Peter’s Foundation as a beneficiary to receive all or a portion of a retirement or savings account upon your death. Or, you can name the Foundation as a secondary beneficiary to receive proceeds upon the death of your survivor.

Life Insurance.
You can make a gift of a new or existing life insurance policy by designating The St. Peter’s Foundation as beneficiary to receive all or a portion of the benefit.

Life Income Gift.
This type of gift allows you to give to the Foundation while providing you and your beneficiary with an income for life and tax benefits. This can be done through a pooled income fund, charitable gift annuity or charitable remainder trust. You should discuss these options with your financial advisor and attorney.

Other.
You can also make gifts of stocks, securities or property. Talk with your financial advisor and contact the church office to discuss these options.

Giving

Foundation funds come from gifts, memorial and bequests from people of all means, both church members and non-members. You can make a gift of any size at any time. The Foundation is non-profit corporation registered in the State Ohio; in most cases, your gift is tax-deductible. The most common ways to give are:

Cash (Gift or Memorial)
You can make outright gifts of cash anytime. Or you may want to designate memorial gifts to the St. Peter’s Foundation in the name of a deceased family member or friend.

Bequests.
You can give a gift of any amount by naming The St. Peter’s Foundation in your will. Discuss with your attorney or financial advisor how to update your documents to do this according to your wishes.

Retirement or Savings Accounts.
You can designate The St. Peter’s Foundation as a beneficiary to receive all or a portion of a retirement or savings account upon your death. Or, you can name the Foundation as a secondary beneficiary to receive proceeds upon the death of your survivor.

Life Insurance.
You can make a gift of a new or existing life insurance policy by designating The St. Peter’s Foundation as beneficiary to receive all or a portion of the benefit.

Life Income Gift.
This type of gift allows you to give to the Foundation while providing you and your beneficiary with an income for life and tax benefits. This can be done through a pooled income fund, charitable gift annuity or charitable remainder trust. You should discuss these options with your financial advisor and attorney.

Other.
You can also make gifts of stocks, securities or property. Talk with your financial advisor and contact the church office to discuss these options.

Board of Supervisors

The Foundation is managed by 10 parishioners who serve as a Board of Supervisors. The Board manages the investment of funds for security and growth. It also reviews and responds to grant requests. Supervisors serve overlapping five year terms, with two new appointees each year.

2020 Board of Supervisors

  • Susan Jensen, President
  • Mary Coe, Secretary
  • Harold Babbit
  • Mike Bickerton
  • Kelly Dillon
  • Doug Hoffman
  • Nat Pendleton
  • Meredith Nash
  • Pete Wheeler
  • Brad Vandrasik
  • Dan Lammers, Ex Officio (Treasurer)