Pictured at left, Ken Brannon, Chairman of HeartSmart, receives a $1,800.00 Endowment Fund Grant from Larry Day and Carol Campbell alongside the St. Martin's Automated External Defibrillator (AED), located on the wall in the hallway outside the conference room.HeartSmart, The Cliff R. Roop Cardiac Support and Education Foundation is a non-profit organization committed to increasing the chances of surviving Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) in Anne Arundel County. Through fundraising and awareness education, the Foundation supports the placement of Automated External Defibrillators and corresponding training opportunities. The Foundation was created in 2000, as a project of Leadership Anne Arundel County, honoring the late County Councilman Cliff R. Roop, who lost his life from SCA. Their mission is to make Anne Arundel County a "Heart Safe Community" by increasing the chance for its citizens to survive a Sudden Cardiac Arrest with an AED.
St. Martin’s Lutheran Church’s Endowment Fund was created in 1995 to provide a permanent source of funding for the mission of the church outside of budgeted items. The Board of Directors includes the Senior Pastor, President of the congregation, and church members elected by the congregation. The Board is responsible for the investment and distribution of the fund.
The Fund provides money to tax exempt organizations that promote the mission of the Church. These organizations may be within the Church or outside the Church. Some of the projects it has supported are: Art booklets highlighting paintings of the church and school, support Youth Group’s mission trips, start-up costs for the Church’s web site, and contributions to the Samaritan House and Arundel House of Hope.
The growth of the Fund is maintained by continuous contributions and the growth of its capital. At present time, only the interest and the dividends may be disbursed in any given year. All contributions should be made payable to St. Martin’s Endowment Fund, then dropped into the collection plate or sent/given to the church office. Special envelopes are located in the pews.
Giving Thanks To God…
Who among us has not been nurtured by the Lord’s Spirit, perhaps also through the ministry of St. Martin’s. All contributions to the Fund will be received with gratitude to God for our blessings.
Giving Thanks For Years To Come…
Since only a moderate percentage of the Fund may be used to support and enhance the mission and ministry efforts of St. Martin’s Church, a gift today will establish a legacy and continue for years into the future. What will be your legacy?
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