An endowment is like a tree…
One generation plants it so that the next one can enjoy the shade
“The mission of the Endowment is to receive and manage financial gifts in order to generate and give, in perpetuity, funds to support and sustain the First Unitarian Church of Orlando as a liberal hub providing lifelong spiritual growth and compassionate services to the Central Florida community.”
Board of Trustees
Al Wileden – President (2017)
Steph Garber – Vice President (2017)
Mike Haddad – Treasurer (2019)
Diane P. Kerkhoff – Secretary (2018)
Mary Dipboye – Trustee (2018)
Jean Siegfried (2018)
What is the 1U Endowment Fund?
Founded in 1968, the Endowment Fund is a non-profit corporation that receives, manages and maintains
funds for the long-term growth and support of the church and its mission.
Most of our donations have come from people’s estates. Several large contributions have been made to the Endowment over the past few years and include: $221,000 from Elizabeth Carey Greer (2001), $156,904 from Edith Duerr (2003) and $30,000 from Frank Bondurant (2011). Of course, we welcome
“living” donations, as well. The Endowment makes a yearly pledge to 1U (between 4-5% of its total value) and the Church decides how to use those funds.
Caroline Gore Legacy Society (CGLS)
What those of us on the Endowment Board want you to remember more than anything else is “The key is to let your wishes be known now, while you can.”
At the 2014 annual meeting we announced that we created the Caroline Gore Legacy Society, to recognize and honor those who make a major donation to the Endowment Fund and to encourage others to follow their example. A person became a member of the CGLS:
Charter members of the Caroline Gore Legacy Society
We are inspired by their commitment to assuring the future of liberal religion in Central Florida, just as Caroline Gore did when she founded our church more than 100 years ago.
Two members of the Endowment Board shall be assigned annually by the Endowment Board President for membership development and administration. Currently that is Mary Dipboye and Steph Garber. Please contact either one for questions or concerns.
We thank all Endowment donor members for “paying it forward.”