Endowment

     Grace Church, the first church built in Anniston, was completed in 1885. One hundred years later, in 1985, faithful parishioners established an Endowment Fund known as the Second Century fund to provide for significant capital improvements to better serve parish programs and ministries and to establish funds for future maintenance. A significant portion of the Second Century fund was recently used for long deferred and much needed repairs and restoration of our buildings.

     A new campaign, “Saving Grace” was begun to replace the Endowment and to be invested and grow to provide for future generations as the Second Century fund provided for us.

     In conjunction with your campaign pledge to the Saving Grace fund, you may also want to consider planned gift opportunities which allow you to provide for Grace Church in a way that maximizes tax and other financial benefits. These could include a bequest in your will, a gift of life insurance, a charitable annuity, or a gift of appreciated stock or other appreciated property.

     Please consider including Grace Church in your lifetime or estate giving plans. To learn more about opportunities to do so, contact the rector or your legal advisor.