WHAT DOES THE FOUNDATION DO?
The Foundation, as a separate nonprofit entity, builds and protects an endowment. The sole beneficiary is Mile Hi Church. This endowment strengthens the future of our beloved spiritual home, enabling the Church to make strategic investments, weather economic downturns and grow its outreach in new and exciting ways.
HOW IS THE ENDOWMENT FUNDED AND GROWN?
The endowment is funded from donors who have willed or donated cash gifts, insurance policies, annuities, IRAs, 401ks, and property/real estate for the purpose of long-term financial well being of the Church. This differs from Sunday service collections, which the Church receives for its operating expenses and the General Fund. Many of our contributors are members of what we call the Nautilus Society.
WHAT IS THE NAUTILUS SOCIETY?
Nautilus means being a leader and an integral part of Mile Hi Church’s ability to be a beacon of light for future generations. Nautilus members are a special group of Mile Hi-ers, who have formally committed to support the Church’s long-term viability. Their commitment may come in the form of an outright gift or planned giving such as bequests, designation of the Church as a beneficiary, charitable trusts or charitable gift annuities.
To become a Nautilus member, simply make a personal commitment to include the Foundation in your estate plan and complete a one-page document for the Foundation’s records confirming you have executed any legal documents necessary to convey your gift. No minimum gift amount is required, and you will not be asked about the amount of your gift.
Nautilus members receive a personalized engraved nameplate permanently mounted on the Nautilus Legacy Wall in the Sanctuary just outside the Prayer and Care Center and are included in periodic recognition events. More important, though, Nautilus membership ensures that your gifts support the things you loved in life long after you transition.
WHAT IF I CHANGE MY MIND ABOUT MY NAUTILUS MEMBERSHIP?
No problem. We understand that people change over the course of their life. Just notify the Foundation of your wishes and we will remove your commitment and plaque on the Nautilus wall, if applicable. No questions.
WHAT'S AN ENDOWMENT?
Charitable organizations often establish endowments to provide perpetual to the organization. Organizations that have endowments generally receive distributions from the endowment on an annual basis to support their programs. Among the institutions that commonly establish an endowment are academic institutions, cultural institutions and religious establishments such as Mile Hi Church.
Mile Hi Church’s endowment is managed by a Registered Investment Advisor under the oversight of the Foundation Finance Committee and the Mile Hi Board of Directors. The endowment is funded from donors who have willed or donated cash gifts, insurance policies and property/real estate for the purpose of long-term financial well being of the Church. Gifts to Mile Hi Church from the Endowment differs from Sunday service collections, which the Church receives for operating expenses or the General Fund.
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“My gift to the Foundation is portion of my life insurance proceeds to be distributed once I have transitioned into my next great adventure, and, although life has chosen another path for me and I am no longer a member of Mile Hi Church, I am still with the chuch in spirit and intend to retain my pledge to the Church for what it has given me in this life.”
“I know the importance of making sure there is a future for our teaching. If it can touch my life, imagine what it can do for others who are hanging on to victimhood, or for those who choose to live large. As the hourglass moves on, ministers change, my grandchildren have children of their own. I intend to be a part of Mile Hi’s expansion into the future.”
“…]M]y wife Linda and I updated our estate plan and requested that Mile Hi Church Foundation receive a significant portion of our estate. We want to make sure that Mile Hi Church flourishes into the future and the teaching of Science of Mind will be available to our great grandchildren and all future generations.”