The establishment of an endowment is a thoughtful avenue to honor an esteemed friend or family member. Endowments are managed through secure investments to provide a perpetual source of income to the beneficiary of the endowment. Everyone can establish an endowment to support the ongoing work of missions while at the same time remembering a loved one. Endowments with the Missions Ministry Team can be established for an initial contribution of $500. Sometimes, endowments are established to memorialize the work of individual or to honor a person still living. An establishment or funding of an endowment is an excellent idea for a unique Christmas or birthday gift. Individuals, groups, or churches can contact the Missions Ministry Team (901.276.4572) for information on how to initiate the endowment. The Missions Ministry Team through the Ministry Council currently holds more than eight million dollars in a variety of endowments and the income produced greatly benefits the mission program of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. You are encouraged to establish an endowment for a significant person that has touched your life.