Gratitude in Action

Our founders had one mission when they created The Endowment Board in 1891, and that was to support our beloved retirees. That support began in the way of pension contributions, and has morphed into everything from healthcare cost assistance to fellowship events.

Although the world has changed since 1891, the need for resources to support our clergy remains and the definition of that need is ever-evolving. Each year, The Endowment Board grants the Board of Pensions (BOP) funds to help retirees cover the financial gap that emerges when Medicare falls short. With the increasing cost of healthcare, this gap is widening. The support our clergy get from The Endowment Board is more crucial than ever to their health, comfort, and security.

Ways to Give

The 2020 Tree of Hope raised over $12,000 for the retired clergy and spouses of the CA/NV Conference. It was adorned with messages of hope, love, and remembrance and graced the lobby of The Endowment Board’s corporate office for the month of December.

You can support the ministry of The Endowment Board by making a tax deductible donation. We offer a variety of ways to give including cash, pledges, real estate, life insurance, stocks, pooled income fund contributions, obituary memorials, honorariums, or bequest through a will. Whatever your path, you can be sure that your generosity will perpetuate inter-generational equity for years to come.

We pride ourselves on being good stewards of the funds we receive. To see what we accomplished via the generosity of our donors in fiscal year 2019/2020, please follow the link: 2019/2020 Stewardship Update

Create a Legacy with Us

Planned gifts create a unique opportunity for donors to make a gift that will continue beyond their earthly life, satisfy their charitable goals, and create an income stream for the remainder of their life. A planned gift allows donors to make a larger contribution without undue financial sacrifice. If you are interested in learning more about our planned giving vehicles, we would love to hear from you. We can be reached via email at, or phone at (209) 472-7288.


“Gratitude” by sculptor Roger Berry, was unveiled on October 28, 2015 in front of The Endowment Board’s corporate office in Stockton, California. The circular shape of the sculpture symbolizes the infinite generosity of the clergy and the selflessness of their supporters. The permanent structure serves as an everlasting tribute to our retired clergy, their lifetime of service, and all who continue to serve them.