An endowment is a special purpose fund held and invested long term with income distributed for the specific purpose of the fund. Saint Mark’sPermanent Endowment Funds are managed and invested by the South Carolina United Methodist Foundation, Inc. in Columbia, SC. Please contact an Endowment Fund Trustee for more information on these and other opportunities for financially supporting Saint Mark UMC.
Funds given to an endowment will support the Saint Mark UMC ministries in perpetuity or could be specified to be distributed over a fixed time period.
Giving to Permanent Endowment Funds should not replace annual giving. The church continues to need funds for its daily operation.
Click here to learn more about setting up an endowment fund.