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Established in 1969, the Pilgrim Fund supports the “spiritual, religious and educational” activities of the Congregational Summer Assembly (CSA).  These activities include, but are not limited to, the following:

•   Worship Services, Choir and Sunday School

•   The Gibson Educator-In-Residence Series

•   Annual Musical Concerts - The Armstrong, Burroughs-Getz and Dutton Family

•   Charitable contributions to Benzie County organizations helping local residents in need: Benzie Home Health Care, Benzie Habitat for Humanity, Baby Pantry at St. Philips Episcopal Church, Maples Extended Care Facility, Benzie Area Christian Neighbors (BACN), and Paul Oliver Hospital Emergency Room

•   Educational arts and ecology programs with-in the Assembly

•   Adult and Children’s Operettas

•   Meeting House operations, maintenance, and insurance

The Meeting House is an historic CSA landmark and the "hub" around which these public and family activities occur, and made possible through the enthusiastic and unselfish support of the CSA Community. Contributions may be done in memory of, or to honor individuals, or in support of specific aspects of any spirtual, religious, or educational CSA program. The Pilgrim Fund is tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code, which permits all contributions to be considered tax-deductible on your personal income tax return.  

Please send contributions to: Pilgrim Fund - CSA, c/o David Pray, 2738 Pioneer Club Rd SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506

Thank you for your support.

The Pilgrim Fund Trustees

Bryant Dennison, John Harbeson, Darcy Howe, Eileen Rauschert, Jim Royle, David Pray, Cliff Can Dyke