Mennonite Women USA received two endowment gifts in 2015 totaling $98,000.
The new funds total is now $161,742. One gift was received through an estate bequest; the other from a couple who sold their farm and shared some of the profit, remarking, “It’s more fun to give when we’re alive.” The funds are invested through Mennonite Foundation, a key factor for the donors, who noted their commitment to sharing their money through socially responsible investing.
“Our endowment goal is $1 million. These gifts help ensure our capacity to continue making a difference for Mennonite women in the USA and globally for generations to come,” says Executive Director Marlene Bogard.