The Saint Michael Foundation has been created, chiefly, from the bequests of parishioners, and has grown since its establishment in 1953 into a modest endowment for this parish church.
Governed by an independent board of trustees, The Foundation has as its mission "to enhance the ministries of the church we love."
Thus, grants from The Foundation never replace or substitute for Stewardship funds, and they are not used to finance the operating budget. Rather, Foundation grants are most often awarded to capitalize on an opportunity — to "kick off" the current capital campaign for property acquisition or to fund a guest speaker or special consultant, for example - or to resolve a particular challenge, such as clergy housing assistance or capital maintenance or improvements. In addition, some donors request that their gifts fund a specific ministry or purpose.
All Foundation funds are invested with professional independent money managers. Please contact Foundation President Giffen Weinmann or any of our clergy who will work with you and your financial and legal advisors to include Saint Michael and All Angels Church as a part of your enduring legacy — one of hope and faith for future generations.
Parishioners who have remembered Saint Michael in their wills or estate plans are members of the Foundation's new All Angels Society — now 275 members strong.
To learn more about the All Angels Society, please CLICK HERE
As a matter of church policy, all bequests to the church accrue to The Foundation. Other gifts to The Foundation (gifts in memoriam or thanksgiving, for example) — and grant applications — are accepted throughout the year.
Saint Michael Foundation Officers
Giffen Weinmann, President
Linda McFarland, VP Development
Bob Wilbur, VP Grants
Beth Puckett, Secretary/Communications
John Solana, Treasurer
The Reverend Dr. Robert S. Dannals, Rector
Ron Staffieri, Vestry Representative
Tricia Barnett Monfrey