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New England Congregational Church Designated Endowment Fund

Established 2004

New England Congregational Church
New England Congregational Church

New England Congregational Church was organized in 1858.  Church services first were held in a small room above a grocery store on the west side of River Street between Downer Place and Galena Boulevard.

The following year a frame building was constructed on Locust Street between Downer Place and Galena Boulevard.  In 1889, this building was sold to Advent Christian Church and later to Holy Angels Church.

In 1890, the current facility on Galena Boulevard and Chestnut Street was completed at a cost of $25,000. Through the years, several major renovations and an addition to the original structure were made.

In 1990, one hundred years after the original building was constructed, the congregation established an endowment fund within the Foundation to support the capital needs of the church.

In 2004, five separate endowment accounts were created to serve the various ministries of the church: Capital Account, Education Account, Community Outreach Account, Music Account and Youth Account. In 2016, a sixth Administrative Account was created.

The Capital Account was funded with the proceeds in the original fund and continues to support the capital needs of the church.

All undesignated gifts received for the benefit of New England Congregational Church are placed in the Administrative Endowment Fund.


New England Church History


New England Ministers (PDF)

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Marianne Renner

Past Scholarship Recipient & Current Leadership Coach

Thank you very much for supporting my college education for these four years. I will never be able to repay you for the opportunity that this scholarship has given to me.

Julia H.

[Renewing Scholarship Recipient] Graduate of Hinkley-Big Rock High School

As a first-generation college student from a low-income family, I was worried about how I was going to pay for books and supplies. This scholarship will allow me to focus more on my studies instead of worrying about how to afford college. I am working to not only create opportunities for myself but to motivate future generations. Thank you so much for helping me along this journey!

Moises J.

Claude & Alice Allen Memorial Scholarship Recipient

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Dick Schindel

Richard and Susan Schindel Scholarship Funds

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Cris Anderson

Cristina & Thomas S. Anderson Endowment Fund | Tom & Cris Anderson Colonial Advisory Fund

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President Emeritus

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