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“It is more blessed to give than to receive” (Acts 20:35). At Lansing First Presbyterian Church, we encourage a culture of giving. Every gift makes an incredible difference to our incredible church, the people of Lansing and our work in the world. Give a single gift online or in person, and you can even set up recurring donations. We are so grateful for your commitment and generosity.

Endowment Fund

Purpose of the Fund

  • Established in 1982 to provide a stronger financial base for ministry and operation of our church.

  • Fund is managed using a Moderate risk tolerance to accumulate assets for our church INTO PERPETUITY.

  • Fund is socially screened and invested in a DIVERSIFIED moderate risk portfolio of stocks and bonds managed by eleven institutional investment managers supervised by The Windsor Group, a professional investment advisory group. Risk is controlled.

  • Provide increasing contributions to the church’s general fund.

  • Grow asset value to $2,000,000. 

  • Goal is to contribute $100,000 per year to the Session according to the approved spending. policy of 5% of the trailing 12 quarter average value of fund (current total recommended grant is $103,840 for 2023).


How do we grow our fund (contact church office to set up)

  • Transfer of properties such as stocks, bonds, and other assets during a donor’s lifetime. Eliminates the capital gain tax and may provide the donor with a current tax deduction (if they itemize).

  • Assignment of life insurance policies.

  • Commit to a Memorial gift upon death (bequests).

  • Include the fund in wills (also bequests).

  • Provide charitable gift annuities and other life income agreements.

  • Establish charitable gifting trusts (CRTs, CLTs, GRATs, etc.)

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