The Christ Church Cathedral Ottawa Endowment program is a pool of capital gifts and bequests, whose income provides a source of revenue for the ministry and operations of the Cathedral.
The Endowment Fund has three portfolios: Ministry, Music, and Restoration.
The portfolios hold the Cathedral Trust, the Music Trust, the Restoration Fund, and some named trusts.
The Cathedral Trust and Music Trust were created by the Church on the base of notable initial endowments by parishioners. Both these funds are controlled by policies established by The Cathedral Corporation and Vestry. Donors to either fund can specify a particular use for their donations; or, they can contribute to the fund in general.
Both Trust funds are in need of substantial contributions. Why should you consider donating to the Cathedral Trust or Music Trust?
Benefits to the Cathedral include: a regular source of annual income; a special source of income that can be used to launch new ministries or expand existing programs and activities; a growing capital base to provide security and stability for the Cathedral's longer-term survival.
Benefits to you? Of course, these will be personal to you. They may include: enhanced support of a ministry or program that is particularly important to you; a stronger sense of personal involvement and ownership in the Parish; a lasting legacy in the Cathedral - a living legacy and a memorial legacy; an enduring thanksgiving or tribute or memorial to the Cathedral, or your family, or a special person.