March 29, 2015

Christ Church Foundation

Christ Episcopal Church Foundation, Inc., was organized in 1962 to receive and maintain funds of real or personal property, and to use the funds solely for religious or charitable purposes. Distributions and contributions made by the Foundation are given either directly to recipients or given to organizations that qualify as exempt organizations under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

The foundation has discretion to direct funding for unrestricted gifts. The Foundation distributes restricted gifts in accordance with the terms of restrictions established by the donors.

The Foundation is managed by a Board of Trustees consisting of twelve members of the parish, nine of whom are elected by the Vestry, and three of whom are the presiding Senior Warden, Junior Warden, and Chairperson of the Outreach Commission. The nine elected trustees serve three year terms, and may serve up to two consecutive terms. The Rector serves as an ex-officio member of the Board.

Questions concerning the Foundation should be directed to any member of the Foundation's Board of Trustees or the Rector. Forms for directing a gift to the Foundation are available at the Christ Church office located at 1412 Providence Road, Charlotte, North Carolina, 28207. The Christ Church office telephone number is 704-333-0378.

For over forty years, the Christ Episcopal Church Foundation has enhanced the good works of Christ Church by managing and directing private funding for religious and charitable purposes. The Foundation is comprised of five funds, each of which is focused on a specific area of need.

Outreach Fund
The Outreach Fund directs funds to enhance the outreach ministries of Christ Episcopal Church. The generosity of many longtime parishioners and donors has enabled the distribution of gifts to support a variety of outreach activities.

Scholarship Fund
The Scholarship Fund makes annual scholarship grants to qualified applicants. These grants provide up to $1,500 in funding for college, continuing education, and seminary students. Awards are based, primarily, on financial need, good citizenship, academic record, and prior involvement in school activities.

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Habitat for Humanity Fund
The Habitat for Humanity Fund supports Christ Church's commitment to contribute funds and labor to the construction of a Habitat home each year.

Property Plant and Equipment Fund
The Property Plant and Equipment Fund manages and directs funds given for the capital needs of the buildings and grounds of Christ Episcopal Church. These funds provide for the repair, replacement, improvement, and refurbishment of the property, plant and equipment of the Church.

Clergy Housing
One of the largest and most active Episcopal parishes in the country, Christ Church is also known for the caliber of its clergy. The Clergy Housing Fund helps Christ Church attract and keep outstanding clergy, and enables them to live in and become immersed in our parish neighborhoods.

In recent years, the Christ Church Foundation:

  • Funded scholarships to parishioners for college, continuing education and seminary.
  • Assisted in underwriting one Habitat for Humanity House each year.
  • Provided funds for the capital projects at Christ Episcopal Church, including the purchase of a new heat pump for the Chapel, stone repair for the bell tower, and sound proofing for the Blue Room.
  • Contributed to a variety of other organizations in need.

Gifts to the Foundation may be made in the form of cash, stocks and bonds, real estate, life insurance bequests payable upon the death of the donor, or other income including property. A gift may be made at any time, or may be made in the name of the donor or may be made as an honorarium or memorial for someone the donor wants to recognize.

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Christ Church Foundation

2013 Board of Trustees Non-voting Representatives
Ben Lucas, President Chip Edens, Rector
Tere Ey, Vice President Fletcher Gregory, Senior Warden
Scott Stevens, Treasurer Perry Lucas, Junior Warden
Catherine Browning, Secretary         Joe Kenny, Outreach Commission Chair
Travis Hain Bo Thomas, Planned Giving Committee Chair
Frank Horne Wendy Mauney, Parish Administrator
Mary Reinhart Kimberly Mize, Director of Stewardship 
Skip Smart  
Parkie Thomas  





1412 Providence Road · Charlotte, NC 28207 · 704.333.0378