The Endowment for St. John’s
The Endowment for St. John’s Episcopal Church in Jackson Hole, Wyoming exists for the purpose of ensuring the ongoing mission of the parish.
Comprised of the following funds:
The Mission Fund
The Mission Fund is used in support of the missionary work, community service outreach and other charitable programs of St John’s Church.
The Chapel of the Transfiguration Fund
The Chapel Fund is used to maintain, repair, restore and improve buildings and grounds, to supplement the costs of operation, and generally to support The Chapel of the Transfiguration, located in Grand Teton National Park.
The Facilities Fund
The Facilities Fund is used to maintain, repair, restore and improve buildings and grounds, to supplement the compensation of a sexton and generally to support all of the various physical properties of St. John’s Church.
The Staff Housing Fund
The Staff Housing Fund is used to assist the clergy and staff in purchasing or renting housing and generally to support their residential housing needs.
The Music Fund
The Music Fund is used for the purchase of musical instruments and supplies, to repair and maintain musical instruments, to supplement the compensation of choir directors, organists, pianists and other musicians, and generally to support the music program.
The Education Grant Fund
The Reverend Asel Education Fund is used to assist those who want to pursue further education, such as training to be a spiritual director, a deacon, priest, or to enroll in Education for Ministry. Candidates should apply with the application below. Grants are made directly to the recipients. Download application here.
The Heritage Fund
The Heritage is a vehicle for the preservation of capital gifts to the church. Donors who pledge or contribute an amount above $25,000 to the Heritage Fund may designate those programs within the church that they wish to support, or they may make a general contribution to this fund.
St. John's Heritage Circle
The purpose of the Heritage Circle is to graciously acknowledge those persons who have made provisions to leave a documented gift of a portion of their accumulated assets to St. John’s Church at the end of their lives or have made a current endowment gift. Heritage Circle members receive quarterly endowment news and are treated to an annual event celebrating our progress. The Endowment Committee has a statement of intent form for this purpose.
Be Part of our Heritage
Funds included in the endowment are for purposes that are consistent with our mission as described in the Gifts Acceptance Policy. The Endowment is managed by a committee with the assistance of a team of financial managers at Raymond James Financial Services, Inc. Funds are invested in accordance with a carefully developed Investment Policy. The Gifts Acceptance Policy outlines the limits of restrictions for gifts to the endowment. A professional outside audit is conducted annually to ensure sound fiscal responsibility and accounting practices.
Committee Members and Advisors
- Chad Driewer
- Dan Land
- David Nichols
- Rick Stuck
- John Willott
Raymond James Advisors