Supporting religious, charitable, and educational purposes
The Special Outreach Fund was incorporated as a Texas nonprofit corporation in 1984 for the purpose of supporting (financially or otherwise) our mission through distributions for religious, charitable, and educational purposes which might not receive adequate assistance. Specifically, none of the Fund’s assets were intended to be used for capital improvements, maintenance, or additions to the facilities or grounds of the Church (unless such improvements and/or additions benefit the elderly community), or for salaries or general corporate needs of the Church, The Episcopal Diocese of Texas, the National Episcopal Church or the National Council of Churches. The Fund was reconstituted in 2013 and the intent of the original Board of Trustees has been maintained.
Over the years the Fund has had a history of making distributions to various Christ-centered organizations and ministries such as Amazing Place, Staff of Hope, The Forge for Families, St. Isidore’s Episcopal Church, and Gospel Boxes Ministry, as well as providing scholarships to Episcopal seminarians.
Your gift to the Special Outreach Fund is invested with funds managed by the Memorial Endowment Fund, but distributions are administered and made by the Board of Directors of the Special Outreach Fund. The Board of Directors of the Fund is composed of the Rector, the Senior Warden, and three (3) at-large Directors who are elected for staggered three (3) year terms by the Vestry.