In 1944, who would have thought that a scrappy bunch of Presbyterians who suspected that Jesus was serious about nonviolence would even survive, much less thrive 75 years later? Well here we are! To celebrate 75 years, we ask you to invest in the future of peacemaking through the Presbyterian Peace Fellowship Endowment 75 Campaign. Let us create a legacy together.
The premise of the PPF Endowment Fund is that, as long as there is violence, God will call someone to oppose and transform it. In the face of billions of dollars set aside for war, this is our practical defiance to violence: we provide our gifts and stewardship of this fund to encourage and strengthen peacemakers today and those who will come after us. We do this for our children, for our church, for our nation, for our world.
We welcome gifts from individuals, families, congregations and groups. Gifts of money, stock, real estate or other assets are tax-deductible. You can make a three year pledge, a one-time gift or, for those age 70.5 and up, a gift from an IRA. Gifts can be made in honor or in memory of an individual or church.
With hope for the future, we encourage your participation in this 75th Anniversary Endowment Campaign, as we grow the current Peace Fellowship endowment from its current $686,000 to $1,000,000 —or more!
Feel free to share and use these wonderful gifts by well-loved Presbyterian Writers:
Download Poem written for PPF’s 75th Year by J. Barrie Shepherd
“You Turn Mourning Into Dancing”
Download hymn written for PPF’s 75th year by Carolyn Winfrey Gillette
In the peace that Christ gives,
Endowment Campaign Honorary Co-Chairs:
Susan Andrews (MO)
James E. Atwood (VA)
Areta Crowell (CA)
J. Barrie Shepherd (ME)
Endowment 75 Campaign Committee:
Bill Coop (CO)
Bruce Gillette (NY)
Art Hunt (CT)
Whitney Palmer (MD)
Melinda Thompson (DE)
Rick Ufford-Chase (NY)
Chair: Jan Orr-Harter (TX)