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Lafayette-Orinda Presbyterian Church

Become a Friend of the LOPC Foundation

The Foundation strives to be a permanent, reliable source of significant funding for LOPC’s ministries.

Make LOPC a part of your legacy.

 

Welcome to Lafayette-Orinda Presbyterian Church

Become a Friend of the LOPC Foundation

The Foundation strives to be a permanent, reliable source of significant funding for LOPC’s ministries.

Make LOPC a part of your legacy.

 

OUR MISSION

To grant funds to LOPC to help:

  • Support Vibrant, Ongoing and New Ministries.
  • Expand Mission Outreach.
  • Maintain LOPC Facilities.

To encourage and assist LOPC members and friends to contribute to the Foundation though immediate and planned gifts.

To preserve Foundation capital and promote its long-term growth though prudent investment.

Why GIve

Time inevitably marches along.  As life changes, it is important to plan how to distribute your assets.  One’s estate is a trust accumulated over the years through work, prudent management, and God’s providence.  When giving to the LOPC Foundation, you:

  • Bear Witness to your long-term, faith-based giving in support of LOPC’s future.
  • Return some of the Gifts God has provided to you to those served by LOPC’s ministries.
  • Extend LOPC’S Christ-Centered Ministries near and far, beyond your lifetime.

What We SUPPORT

With gifts from FRIENDS of the FOUNDATION, we grant funds to:

  • Ministries for all: children, youth, families, adults and seniors
  • Social Justice Initiatives
  • Music & Worship Enhancements
  • Mission Outreach
  • Spiritual Formation Teachings
  • Campus Improvements and Maintenance
  • Clergy & Staff Compensation

WAYS TO GIVE

We have been blessed with many past and present members with philanthropic spirit who have included the LOPC Foundation in their estate plans. The Foundation benefits from estate gifts of all sizes — this is a community of givers. Secure in the knowledge that gifts made to the Foundation will continue to work year after year, consider becoming a Friend of the LOPC Foundation.

How to Give:

  • Legacy Gifts through estate planning, wills, trusts, IRAs, stock transfers.
  • Memorial Gifts to honor family and friends.
  • Gifts shared during your lifetime.

HOW ASSETS ARE MANAGED

The Foundation is served by a board of nine Trustees, all of whom are active members of the church, most having served as Elders. The Foundation employs a trusted firm of financial advisors who invest the funds according to a Board-approved investment policy. Per recent investment policy changes, a significant percentage of funds are ESG funds, mutual funds that are operated according to Environmental, Social and corporate Governance guidelines.

Disbursements are made after requests by the Session but only up to a conservative percentage, in order to grow the portfolio for future needs.

TRUSTEES


L to R (back): Jim Beckemeyer, Lois Boyd, Doug Bontemps, Dara Youngdale, Mike Ross. L to R (front): Staci Johnston, Kristi Haigh, Jen Crocker, Linda Fodrini-Johnson.

We hope you want to become a Friend of the Foundation. To learn more about the Foundation and giving, contact a Trustee.

Going Further

Navigate through the pages below to learn more about the LOPC Foundation.