Special Funds

The Christ Church Endowment
The Christ Church Endowment, commonly referred to as the "Original Endowment," enables members and friends of Christ Church to ensure the continued support of the mission and ministry of Christ Church in perpetuity. An annual draw from the Christ Church Endowment (5% based on a 3-year rolling average) is distributed to the General Operating Fund of Christ Church and may be used for the general missions of the church.

The Conservation Trust Fund
Established January 26, 1987, the Conservation Trust Fund is a Trust, the income of which "shall be used solely for the purpose of providing major repairs to, and remodeling, renewals, replacements and expansions of, the buildings and grounds owned by Christ Church Grosse Pointe, and the capital equipment and furnishings of said buildings, it being the intention hereof that none of the assets of said Trust shall be used for ordinary repairs and maintenance that have a useful life of less than a year." The trustees include the Rector, Senior Warden, Treasurer, Chairman of Buildings and Grounds, and three trustees appointed by the Senior Warden to six-year terms which run beginning every two years.

The Christ Church Endowment for Christian Education
Established in 1986, the Christ Church Endowment for Christian Education was established to support the ongoing Christian formation of all members of Christ Church. Administered in conjunction with the Christ Church endowment, an annual draw of 5% is provided to fund related ministries and programs.

The Christ Church Endowment for Outreach
Established in 1986, the Christ Church Endowment for Outreach extends the reach of God's love through Christ Church.  Each year the Outreach Grants Ministry provides upwards of $70,000 in grants to local agencies providing for the critical needs of our community, a portion of which is funded through the annual draw (5%) on the Christ Church Endowment for Outreach.

The DeHaven Endowment for Music
A strong Anglican choral tradition is an identifying characteristic of Christ Church Grosse Pointe. Our Choir of Men and Boys has existed since the parish began, and our Choir of Men and Girls is over fifty years old. Musical excellence is a vital component of worship for our parishioners and a beacon to the wider community. This heritage has touched many lives, including hundreds of parishioners and their children.
Honoring the legacy of former Director of Music and Christ Church Organist, Fred DeHaven (1975-2007), the DeHaven Endowment for Music at Christ Church helps to ensure that the gift of quality music is maintained and enhanced at our parish.  
To learn more, view the DeHaven Endowment Brochure.  

Mack Fund
Established in 1988 upon termination of the Mack Trust, the distribution from the Mack Fund may be used to support the the general missions of the church.

Valk Fund
Initially established by a bequest from Robert and Alice Valk to provide funding for Altar and Church decorations (excluding weddings and funerals).

Rose Garden Fund
Initially established in 1965 to maintain the Rose Garden, an annual draw of 5ths % is distributed to the General Operating Fund to provide for the annual maintenance of the Rose Garden.

Sweeny Lecture Fund for Christian Theology and Ethics
Established in 1986 in memory of Mary Margaret Sweeny and Dr. Donald Sweeny II, the purpose of the Sweeny Lecture Fund for Christian Theology and Ethics is to provide for an ongoing lecture series in Christian Theology and Ethics. The annual draw on the this endowment is reserved for future events and is distributed as expenses are incurred.  

For more information on any Special Fund of Christ Church or to make a contribution, please contact Diane Ward, Associate for Finance and Administration at dward@christchurchgp.org, or 313-885-4841, ext. 111.