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If you are ready to leave a legacy or want to learn more about how to give to the Valley Presbyterian Foundation:  Call Sam Kelsall, Development Director 602-234-1999; [email protected]

 Talk to any Foundation Trustee


Valley Legacy Society is composed of more than 120 current members who have designated the Foundation in their will or trust. A will, as the cornerstone of a wellorganized estate plan, can proclaim your Christian faith, demonstrating devoted stewardship to future generations. If you are ready to become a member of the Valley Legacy Society, simply add a line to your will or trust designating the Foundation as a beneficiary. The suggested wording could be as simple as: I give $_____ to Valley Presbyterian Foundation, 6947 E. McDonald Drive, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253. Your legacy gift will remain in the endowment in perpetuity with only its earned income distributed.

Class of 2016 Linda Miller George Bosworth, president Sam Kelsall Larry Glenn Class of 2017 Jim Arner, secretary/treasurer Richard Lockwood Joan Nastro, vice-president David Winter Class of 2018 Cameron Artigue Tom Ambrose


Linda May Bucher

Your Investment is Essential!

Jim Unruh

Service Since 1976

You can help Valley Presbyterian Foundation continue in support of the capital needs and ministries of Valley Presbyterian Church. “Life is generational! Previous generations invested in our lives and faith. Now it is our turn to write the future on the hearts of the next generation. Let’s leave a legacy in Jesus’ name.” Senior Pastor David Joynt

6947 E. McDonald Drive Paradise Valley, Arizona 85253 480-991-6424

Valley Presbyterian Foundation is the permanent endowment of Valley Presbyterian Church. Gifts and earned income from the Foundation’s investments support capital needs and mission ministries of Valley Presbyterian Church. 4/2016


Ensuring Our Future

Valley Presbyterian Foundation


word foundation means an endowment,

but it can also be defined as the base upon which something rests. The Valley Presbyterian Foundation was established in 1976 with the goal of providing a firm financial foundation for the future of the church so that the will and work of Jesus Christ can continue.


The Foundation has helped ensure the future of Valley Presbyterian Church in many ways. One of them is improving and maintaining the Memorial Garden. The Memorial Garden on the south side of the Church Sanctuary is a quiet, meditative and lovely spot where the remains of many of our former members have been interred. Through a specific fund within the Valley Presbyterian Foundation, the planting and maintenance of this garden is assured. In addition to the Memorial Garden Fund, some of the other VPF funds include: Preservation - assisting in preservation and maintenance of VPC campus Music & Arts - providing unique performance opportunities for our community Scholarship - awarding about $10,000 each academic year First Fruits - ministering to those who want to practice economic gardening in South Phoenix

The mission of Valley Presbyterian Foundation is to:  Encourage and receive contributions for the endowment. (Unlike tithes, this giving is often designated in our wills.)  Invest funds to support future capital projects and the church’s mission.  Administer funds in line with the donor’s intentions.  Use funds to serve the church, community, and the world.

How Are We Doing? As of December 2015, net assets managed by the Foundation have increased to $4.7 million. Donations received in-year 2015 are $225,100. From 1980 to 2015, approximately $2,800,000 in proceeds have been granted to Valley Church’s missions and programs. Your donations to Valley Presbyterian Foundation are held in perpetuity, with only earned income distributed to the many capital needs and mission ministries of Valley Church. All donations are appreciated - large and small - all help to continue Valley’s mission of being “A community where Jesus Christ transforms lives”.

It’s an honor to serve as President of Valley Presbyterian Foundation for 2016 --- the 40th anniversary of support to the activities of VPC. Having been a member at Valley since 1974, I know firsthand our family has benefitted from programs offered to enrich our faith walk with the Lord. I view the Foundation as holding on to aspirations of our members who want VPC to be as positive an influence for future generations as it has been since the church’s beginning in 1956. With an endowment approaching $5 million, our professional investment management team includes two outside investment advisory firms as well as investment advisors within our church membership. First and foremost, the Foundation responds to the capital needs of VPC, which have included maintaining the Memorial Garden, reconfiguring the Fireside Room and The Crossing, plus repair of roofs and AC units on our ten-acre campus. Secondly, the Foundation provides funding as designated by donors to maintain our offerings such as, Music and Arts special events, Scholarships for Valley college students and for mission trips, plus support for programs such as Stephen Ministry training and general funding for Deacon Ministry. Thirdly, our members have shown appreciation for previous Senior Pastors Tom Erickson and Woody Garvin with the Foundation managing retirement funds distributed quarterly to each of them. The Foundation is made up of twelve Trustees who serve staggered three-year terms. Kris Bahr and Della Berg are designated staff to the Foundation. Please ask one of our Trustees or staff about the Legacy Society and the Annual Legacy Dinner when we celebrate the Foundation’s partnership with VPC. George Bosworth, President Valley Presbyterian Foundation