Benevolent Fund

St. Marcus Church is a body of over a thousand baptized members, and we also serve a school with a student body of 920 youth and over 630 families. Because of this, St. Marcus comes into contact with many needs. Sometimes, the situations that spark those needs are unexpected and overwhelming. These are things like a house robbery, a young person's death or an urgent car repair that immediately affects someone's ability to work. As a response to the prevalence of these types of situations, St. Marcus has established a Benevolent Fund.
 
The Benevolent Fund is overseen by a diverse committee of church members (some who are also on staff) and is managed by volunteer, Ashley Christian. Recommendations come through school or church administrators and our pastoral staff. If approved by the committee, a one-time grant is distributed to the bill holder such as a clinic or a landlord.
 
Contributions to the Benevolent Fund ensure this fund can serve those who have requests. You can donate anytime, and your gift is very much appreciated.
 
NEW IN 2020: An Emergency Response Plan is in progress to support families with specific needs as a result of COVID-19 and the tremendous impact it is having on families, students, staff and the community. The Benevolent Fund will be an active part of the financing and we encourage donations to this fund if you are looking for ways to help, specifically around the National Emergency Concerning the Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Outbreak.
 
FALL FUNDRAISER: Visit our selection of cards for sale at https://tinyurl.com/benefundcards and follow the instructions for selecting merchandise and completing the form. Before submitting the form, you will be asked to go to https://thrivent.cotribute.co/events/432081/detail to make your Benevolent Fund donation based on 4 items for $5.00. Once we receive your request, we'll respond with no-contact pick-up instructions. If you are uncomfortable with this online process, you can otherwise send an email to card.sales@stmarcus.org, specifying the item numbers and quantities.
 
Benevolent Fund