The Pilgrim FundSep 9th, 2011 | Category: Featured Articles, Pilgrim Fund
The Pilgrim Fund
Dear CSA Friends,
As Fall approaches, we hope that each of you had the opportunity this summer to spend time at the Assembly. During that time, you may have enjoyed one of the many events held in the Meeting House; a church service, an operetta, or perhaps an educational presentation. It is through the Pilgrim Fund that such events are financially supported.
Established in 1969, the Pilgrim Fund is a 501 C 3 philanthropic entity which allows all contributions to be tax deductible and supports “spiritual, cultural and educational” activities of the Congregational Summer Assembly. These activities include the following:
• Worship Services, Choir and Sunday School
• The Gibson Educator-In-Residence Series
• Musical Concerts
• Charitable contributions to Benzie County non-profits
• Ecology projects with-in the Assembly
• Adult and Children’s Operettas
• Meeting House maintenance and insurance
The Meeting House is truly one of the landmarks of the CSA. The events which take place there and others which are provided through the Pilgrim Fund are important pieces of the memories created each summer. We ask that you consider supporting the work of this fund through a financial donation. Contributions may also be made in memory or honor of individuals. We would remind you that until January 1, 2012 charitable contributions may be made directly from an IRA with no tax consequences, being a distinct advantage over an itemized deduction.
Your support will ensure that the memories we keep through the winter will continue each summer.
The Pilgrim Fund Trustees
Bryant Dennison, John Harbeson, Eileen Rauschert, Jim Royle, Cliff VanDyke