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Self Denial Fund

Self Denial Fund

“Then he went about among the villages teaching.
He called the twelve and began to send them out two by two…” 
Mark 6:6b-7a NRSV


Members of The Order of the Daughters of King® have given generously since 1897! Because of their donations, the love of God has spread around the world through missions and missionaries. Read on for history about how it all began and where we are today!


“The Lily Funsten Ward Memorial Fund, known as the “Self Denial Fund,” was established by a resolution adopted at the fifth annual convention held in Washington, DC, in 1897. Miss Lily Funsten Ward, a Daughter of the King and a missionary in China, asked that a day be set aside for the celebration of Holy Communion with special intention for the church in China. In compliance with this request, it was resolved that a Self Denial Week be observed every year. At a subsequent convention held at Portland, Oregon, in September 1922, a resolution was adopted setting aside February 2, the Feast of the Presentation of Christ in the Temple, as a special day for the ingathering of the Self Denial Fund. The Self Denial Fund supports missionaries and missions around the world. Self Denial Fund grants support missionaries and mission trips for both senior and Junior Daughters” (Page 21, National Handbook).



** February 2nd is the ingathering day for the Self Denial Fund. **



Prayer For the Self Denial Fund


O God, who summons the church and her faithful to be the messenger of Your Gospel, receive the gifts of Your Daughters to hasten Your message of Love to the ends of the earth. Open our hearts and enable our service to reflect Your glory, awakening the light of Your presence in the lives of others. In Your name, our Lord and King, Jesus Christ, we offer ourselves and our petitions. AMEN.




Self Denial Fund's Goal

The Order desires to spread the Kingdom by funding twenty mission projects this fiscal year.


Goal: Fund 20 mission projects in fiscal year 2019-2020


Please consider making a donation today to make this goal a reality.


As of June 30, 2020


Help us color the hearts representing the spread of Christ's love.

Each colored heart represents one mission project funded.



How to Make a Donation

The easiest way to donate to the Self Denial Fund is to do it online here. For those not comfortable with donating online, a printable donation form is  available for to print and mail to the National office.


Information for Applying

The Self Denial Fund supports missions in the U.S.A. and around the world. Self Denial Fund grants support missionaries and mission trips for both senior and Junior Daughters. If you need additional information, please email


Application for Self Denial Fund Grant

Payment Request Form


Completed applications should be mailed to the national office at the address below or emailed to


The Order of the Daughters of the King®

The Margaret J. Franklin Center
101 Weatherstone Dr Ste 870
Woodstock, GA 30188


Katherine Marshall-Polite

Self Denial Fund Chair



The Order of the Daughters of the King®
101 Weatherstone Dr. Suite 870
Woodstock, GA 30188
Phone: (770)517-8552
Fax: (770)517-8066

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