MCC Establishes First-Ever Endowment Fund

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The Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches was established in 1968 and has been engaged in global ministries for over 50 years. Our unique calling is more relevant than ever. We are still needed in communities around the world as one of the only faith organizations (if not theonly organization in many locations) rooted in and reaching beyond the LGBTQ2+ communities. We offer a message of hope to people around the world who have never been able to reconcile their sexuality or gender identity with their spirituality. We have literally saved lives, from our very beginning until today.

In the past, we have perhaps not paid enough attention to our longer-term institutional financial health and survival. That is changing.

We are very proud to announce that we have established the first-ever MCC Endowment Fund, which will provide financial support for our future. It is also greatly significant that we have done this during the COVID pandemic.

In 2019, Rev. Elder Troy Perry and Rev. Elder Dr. Nancy Wilson (the Moderators of our denomination for over 40 years) decided, generously, to use the celebration of their 80th / 70th birthdays (respectively) to raise funds to support this movement that they have given their lives to. Our goal was to raise $150,000 USD in order to do two things: (a) raise immediate funds for racial justice work ($50K) and (b) establish the first ever endowment to secure our future ($100K).

Joyfully, we surpassed our fundraising goals and have been able to fully fund both of these projects beyond our initial hopes. This is due to the generosity of so many people whose own lives have been impacted by MCC.

We are proud to announce at this time, that the MCC Endowment Fund has been established and is funded in the current amount of approximately $191,000 USD.


And — BREAKING NEWS

While preparing this announcement, we received another $6,450 in gifts to the Endowment Fund, bringing the current balance to $197,450. Thank you so much to our generous donors!

With a few more $1K gifts, we could bring this total to $200,000! If you’re able to help us achieve this milestone, click here!

The MCC Finance Team (comprised of Staff, Governing Board Members, and Key Volunteers with financial expertise) worked hard to find the best firm to work with us. After a thorough process of requesting and reviewing proposals, we are elated to have selected Henderson Financial Group, Inc. (HFG) as our firm of choice. Already, we have benefitted so much from this relationship and their expertise.

We are currently working to develop/revise our policies, and we are very proud of our progress. Not only have we established the fund, but we have also been able to do so with Socially Conscious Investments that match MCC’s values.

Please join us in giving thanks for this amazing blessing.

If you would like to contribute to MCC’s Endowment Fund, you can do so directly at this link (http://weblink.donorperfect.com/MCCEndowment). And, please consider naming this fund in your will or estate planning.

If you are able to give a small recurring gift each month, you can be an official Partner in Hope. Our Partners in Hope program provides MCC with a more stable, reliable financial base to support our ongoing operations and vital ministries around the world.

To find out more about what our Partners in Hope make possible, or to sign up today, click here.


Partners in Hope Invitation

If you are able to give a small recurring gift each month, you can be an official Partner in Hope. Our Partners in Hope program provides MCC with a more stable, reliable financial base to support our ongoing operations and vital ministries around the world.

To find out more about what our Partners in Hope make possible, or to sign up today, click here.