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.”
Two members of the Endowment Board shall be assigned annually by the Endowment Board President for membership development and administration.
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:
Of course, we welcome “living” donations, as well. The Endowment makes a yearly pledge to 1U (between 4% and 5% of its total value), and the Church decides how to use those funds.
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 the newly created 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. You become a member of the CGLS when:
(Charter members are all persons, living or dead, who qualified for membership prior to our 2016 Annual Meeting.)
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.
We thank all Endowment donor members for “paying it forward.”
For more information, email Endowment@OrlandoUU.org