2017 Annual Meeting

2017 Annual Meeting

The 2017 Annual Meeting of the Foundation was held at Grove City College on June 7th. The eighty-eight attendees at this year’s meeting were first provided with a financial report presented by Board Treasurer, Mr. Thomas Heisey. The theme of the meeting was “A Celebration of Endowments” and a special spotlight was placed upon the Robert M. Stewart Endowment which provides the funding for the UM Foundation's Grants Program. Executive Director, Rev. Ed Bailey, provided a history of the Stewart Endowment as an example of the lasting impact made by this type of permanent fund. Two recipients of 2016 grant awards, Church Union’s Kids Meal Network and Salem United Methodist Church's Olive Branch Ministries, shared the progress their programs have made over the course of the year and the impact they have been able to make with their ministry. At the end of the night, the recipients of 2017 grant awards were presented with their checks and a hearty congratulations from Board Chair, Mr. Richard Thomas. We hope that everyone in attendance enjoyed the evening and was able to take away a bit of inspiration from our wonderful grant recipients! Be sure to check out the photo album for the event which can be accessed from the link above.