Westminster Presbyterian Church Foundation

Helping Westminster honor the past, sustain the present, & nurture the future.
The Westminster Presbyterian Foundation manages designated funds that exist solely for the benefit of the church and its facilities and ministries. It is a separate non-profit entity that seeks to honor the past, sustain the present and nurture the future with seven funds, each with a unique focus.

The Foundation is governed by an elected Board of Trustees and members of Westminster Presbyterian Church. Texas Presbyterian Foundation (TPF) of Irving, Texas, invests funds for the WPC Foundation and more than 150 other Presbyterian churches across the country. TPF serves as a valuable resource for local foundations.

Foundation Trustees

Class of 2023
Susie Graves - Chairperson | 405.315.9181 | susiegraves47@gmail.com
 John Kenney | 405.640.1273 | john.kenney@mcafeetaft.com
 Steve Rasmussen | 405.823.4347 | srasmussen320@gmail.com
Class of 2024
Hal Brown | Kelly Gentry | Michelle Tompkins
Class of 2025
Liza Cryder | Jim Waldo | Gary Young
Session Representative: David Sutter
Church Trustee Representative: Mark Carlin

Our Endowment Funds

Up to five (5) percent of each fund’s assets may be distributed to the church annually for the purposes listed below. 

Good Steward Fund

The Good Steward Fund is WPC Foundation’s largest fund, and annual grants are made this fund to the Session for the greatest needs of the church.

The G. Raymond Campbell Fund

The annual income from this original Foundation fund is split evenly between the Deacons’ ministry to the needy and support of church members who are studying for the ministry.

Mission Fund

The Mission Fund ensures the funding of our church’s mission activities, including Urban Mission, Infant Crisis Services, Dwight Mission, Habitat for Humanity, S.P.A.R.K. House, Mobile Meals, and others.

Youth Ministry Fund

The Youth Ministry Fund was established in 2010 and specifically supports the hiring of youth ministry summer interns as well as scholarships for youth mission trips. 

Education Fund

The Education Fund was established to help support a multitude of educational opportunities at WPC, including adult education programs and other aspects of Christian education.

Carillon Fund

The Carillon Fund supports the maintenance of WPC’s unique carillon, which is 63 years old and one of only a few instruments in this region still in use. Played each Sunday, the carillon sets the tone for worship with sacred music that can be heard around the church and in the surrounding neighborhood. 

Ethelyn Maier Music Scholarship Fund

Given to WPC Foundation by Central Presbyterian Church in 2021, this fund seeks to provide academic scholarships for one or more promising students of music who shares time and talent with the WPC congregation. 

The Birthday Club Fund

Established in 2019, the Birthday Club celebrates meaningful birthdays through a donation to the WPC Foundation. Birthday Club funds are dedicated to fostering new ministries of WPC. You can celebrate your own birthday with a donation of the birthday of a loved one or friend. The donation amount can be calculated by age or any desired amount. Donation cards are available in the pew racks and outside the sanctuary. 

The SPARK Fund

This is the WPC Foundation's newest fund, created in November 2022 to establish or underwrite a future mentoring program that provides support in art and reading for children in the church, in surrounding neighborhoods, in nearby elementary school, or in community agencies.

Your gift to the Westminster Presbyterian Church Foundation will be invested in the endowment fund of your choice. The earnings on the principal amount will be used to fulfill that fund's specific purpose, while the principal itself will remain untouched.

The Westminster Presbyterian Church Foundation was officially incorporated as an Oklahoma non-profit foundation on May 18, 2001, for the purpose of supporting the ongoing mission of the church for generations to come.

Under the direct supervision of an independent board of trustees, the Foundation is responsible for raising, receiving, investing and managing gifts of money and other financial assets in an endowment fund for the specific benefit of the church, its facilities and ministries. All Foundation funds are kept separate from the church's budget and are professionally managed through its own investment account.

You have demonstrated tremendous commitment to your family and church throughout your life. You have given time, money, and resources, and shared your faith in many ways. Consider leaving one last testament of faith that can greatly impact your church community and world. 

Your Will

Your Will provides clarity regarding:
- Distribution of Possessions
- Guardianship of a minor or management of their inherited estate
- Assets your loved ones receive
- Your specific instructions
With many of your priorities determined,  you can begin looking for a way to make your Will not simply a financial  statement, but also a faith statement.
The simple inclusion of your church or  beloved ministry into your Will encourages others in their faith, while  honoring your own. Bequests can be added when first establishing your Will or through an amendment known as a "Codicil."

Beginning Steps

- Determine the needs of your family
- List the ministries you would like to support
- Finalize recipients to be listed in your Will
- Contact your attorney to establish, amend or review your Will
- Relax knowing your statement of faith will live on for many years

Bequests

A bequest is the simplest and most common planned gift. It is an effective way to exercise stewardship with accumulated assets and is best accomplished when creating, reviewing or rewriting your Will. There are several types of bequests. 

Specific Assets Bequest

"I give and bequeath all my shares of A Great Company, Inc., Class A common stock to Westminster Presbyterian Church Foundation."

Fixed Dollar Request

"I give and bequeath to Westminster Presbyterian Church Foundation the sum of $25,000 for the Children's Ministry."

Percentage Request

“I give and bequeath to Westminster Presbyterian Church Foundation ten percent (10%) of my residuary estate."

Contingency Request

"In the event that my beneficiary predeceases me, I bequeath to Westminster Presbyterian Church Foundation the sum of $50,000."

Deferred Gift Annuity

This is another way to assure yourself lifetime payments from property you contribute. When you make an irrevocable gift of cash or securities, you will receive a fixed dollar amount annually, which is determined by your age at the time of the gift. After death, the remaining funds are permanently given to the Foundation.

Life Insurance Beneficiary

Life insurance is an excellent way to create a significantly increased future gift through small annual gifts. When you take out a new policy listing the Foundation as owner and beneficiary, all premium payments are deductible as charitable gifts.

Retirement Plans

Consider naming the Westminster Presbyterian Church Foundation as the beneficiary of your IRA or other retirement plans. Careful planning can minimize the taxes due on retirement during life and death.
All donations to the Westminster Presbyterian Church Foundation are tax-deductible and have great tax-saving benefits. For help in setting up any of these gift plans, please contact any member of the Foundation's Board of Trustees. You may also call the Church Business Office at 405.524.2224 ext. 223.