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November 1st is the ingathering day for the Endowment Fund. Designated as All Saints Day, it is a day when we remember all the saints who have come before us so this is the perfect day to collect for this fund.
The Endowment Fund was established in 1928 to further the work of the Order. The resolution that was then presented read "That a cumulative endowment fund be inaugurated by the National Council at this session, each member present contributing, such Fund to be a permanent trust fund. It shall be increased by requests, thank offerings, memorials and other special gifts from persons believing in and desiring to forward the objectives of The Order of the Daughters of the King®." There are many reasons to contribute to this fund and it's now easier than ever!
The easiest way to donate to the Endowment Fund is to do it online. Open the Daughters of the King National website (www.doknational.org) and then click into the "Support our Mission" tab. When this tab opens, an online donation form opens in a drop down box. Just click on this tab, and complete the information for the contribution. For those not comfortable with donating online, a printable donation form is available for to print and mail to the DOK National office.
As a donation reaches the National Office, either by mail or online, it is recorded into the Book of Remembrance. The Book of Remembrance is taken to each Triennial Gathering and is placed on the Triennial altar.
Contributions do not have to be only in memory of someone who has passed away. Special contributions can be made in tribute, in celebration of birthdays or anniversaries, or in thanksgiving for a Daughters dedication toward the Order. In a lasting gift to the Order, the Endowment Fund can be supported by estate planning. Upon death, these bequests remain in the Fund with only earnings on principal being paid out to the operating fund annually. More information on how to leave a bequest will appear in a future Cross+Links newsletter
Lifetime Membership: In 1990 the National Council authorized a Lifetime Membership to be paid in one lump sum. As of January 1, 2016, Lifetime dues will be $1,000. This money is invested and a portion of the earnings is used to pay the annual assessed National, Provincial and Diocesan Assembly dues for lifetime members.
Prayer For the Endowment Fund
Almighty God, giver of all gifts, we thank You for the generous giving to the Endowment Fund in loving remembrance, honor, and thanksgiving by members and friends of The Order. Guide us in the wise use of these funds, calling us to be ever mindful of those who will follow after us that, in good stewardship of Your abundance, our work will glorify You and bless Your creation. In Jesus’ Name we pray. AMEN.