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Endowment Fund: FAQ

What is the WCA Endowment Fund?

The object of this Endowment is to provide funds in perpetuity for the operation of all of the WCA’s programs to provide safety, healing and freedom from domestic abuse and sexual assault.

Why give to the WCA Endowment Fund?
Gifts to the Fund help to ensure that the WCA’s much-needed services have a sustainable funding source that is not dependent on annual grants. A gift to the WCA Endowment Fund is an excellent way to create a memorial to a loved one or a legacy for you. Donors who make provision for the WCA in their estate plans will be honored as part of the Heritage Society. Ask us for more information about planned giving opportunities.

How will proceeds from the fund be used?
Donations to the Endowment by way of bequest, trust, life insurance proceeds or any other arrangements are considered part of the Endowment principal and are considered restricted from use by the WCA to fund ongoing operations. The earnings on the Endowment will be used to fund the programs and services of the WCA.

How will donations to the endowment be invested?
The Endowment invests funds for the long term to provide annual distributions to be used for general WCA operations. The Endowment Fund will also grow through the reinvestment of returns in excess of the annual distribution.

When will the fund begin making distributions?
Distributions in support of the WCA from the Fund will begin once the Fund reaches $1 million. Our fundraising goal for the Endowment is $10 million.

What kinds of gifts will the fund accept?
In addition to cash gifts, the Fund can accept gifts of real or personal property, stocks, life insurance proceeds, and certain trusts or annuity contracts, as well as noncash gifts. The Fund may choose to decline a gift that could compromise the ability of the organization to accomplish its goals or that would jeopardize our exempt status.

How is the fund monitored?
The Fund is under the ever-vigilant stewardship of the WCA Board of Directors. Please ask to see our Acceptance Policies and Investment Guidelines.

If you are interested in learning more or contributing to the WCA Endowment Fund, please contact Laura at 208.343.3688, ext. 282.

EVENTS

Apr 21

2021

Virtual Never Your Fault Presentation

An Informational session over ZOOM about sexual violence, assault, harassment and consent, so we can all thrive in a safe and healthy community.

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Apr 23

2021

Lunch and Learn with Laura

Our Lunch and Learn sessions are an  opportunity to learn more about The WCA and the clients we serve! Our Philanthropy Manager,  Laura will share an overview of our services , the clients we serve and our current needs. Bring your lunch  and any questions you have  to this virtual  monthly check in! When: April 23, 12-12:30 […]

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Apr 28

2021

Denim Day

April 28, 2021 is Denim Day Denim Day is a day-long awareness campaign that allows us to honor survivors of sexual assault and start conversations about the dangers of victim blaming. Why denim? In 1992 an 18-year-old Italian girl was sexually assaulted by her 45-year-old male driving instructor. While he was initially convicted of the […]

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Apr 29

2021

Virtual Break The Cycle Presentation

An Informational session over ZOOM about domestic abuse, warning signs, barriers to leaving, resources and information about supporting others.

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May 28

2021

Lunch and Learn with Laura

Our Lunch and Learn sessions are an  opportunity to learn more about The WCA and the clients we serve! Our Philanthropy Manager,  Laura will share an overview of our services , the clients we serve and our current needs. Bring your lunch  and any questions you have  to this virtual  monthly check in! When: May 28, 11:30 […]

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Jun 08

2021

Lunch and Learn with Laura

Our Lunch and Learn sessions are an  opportunity to learn more about The WCA and the clients we serve! Our Philanthropy Manager,  Laura will share an overview of our services , the clients we serve and our current needs. Bring your lunch  and any questions you have  to this virtual  monthly check in! When: June 8, 12-12:30 […]

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Jul 13

2021

Lunch and Learn with Laura

Our Lunch and Learn sessions are an  opportunity to learn more about The WCA and the clients we serve! Our Philanthropy Manager,  Laura will share an overview of our services , the clients we serve and our current needs. Bring your lunch  and any questions you have  to this virtual  monthly check in! When: July 13, 12-12:30 […]

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Oct 01

2021

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) – which provides an opportunity to educate and engage our community and help people learn more about domestic abuse and how as individuals and as a community we can work to break the cycle of abuse. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), 1 in 4 […]

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