The Foundation of Saint Michael and All Angels is essential to the vitality, growth, stability and success of our parish. Its grants support the mission of the Parish; consistent with priorities established by the Vestry and the Rector. The Foundation supports special opportunities and challenges for creative ministry and helps meet the non-operational, long range goals of our Parish. Contributions, beyond annual stewardship giving, can be made for a designated purpose such as music, outreach, or youth ministry, or can be undesignated and used for programs and projects proposed by the clergy, staff and Vestry.
During the past five years, the Foundation has granted more than $500,000 to support church initiatives including:
- Saint Michael’s Farmers Market, a community outreach ministry
- Department of Lay Ministry Engagement to encourage greater involvement by all parishioners
- Parish Nurse Program, promoting health awareness throughout the church
- A new playground ground facility, enhancing the offerings of the Saint Michael Preschool and the Children and Family Ministry
- Financing for the new Courtyard Columbarium
- The Jubilee Park neighborhood revitalization project which has been recognized throughout Dallas and the national Episcopal Church
The Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, is governed by a 15 member board of trustee elected by the parish, which oversees a professionally managed perpetual fund invested for capital growth and preservation. Grants are made only from interest earned on the investments. Grant requests are approved by the Church’s Finance Committee and Vestry prior to being submitted to the Foundation. If you are interested in making a gift to the Foundation or want additional information contact Lowell Duncan.
Saint Michael and All Angels Foundation 2019
|Charles (Charlie) Sartain||President||2020|
|The Rev. Dr. Christopher Girata, Rector|
|Jay Lipscomb, Vestry Representative|
|Lowell Duncan, Director of Legacy Planning|