December 11, 2012

 

The Fuller Grant Committee and the Rector, Wardens, and Vestry of St. David's Episcopal Church, Glenview, are pleased to announce the awarding of $150,000 in grants made through the generosity of the Eugene W. and Margaret K. Fuller Endowment Tithe.  These grants advance the Kingdom of Christ by making a difference in the lives of our brothers and sisters locally and throughout the world.   


We are honored to present these charities who have received Fuller Grant awards.  These grant awards are the culmination of many months of work by the Fuller Grant Committee comprised of 15 of your fellow parishioners. The work involved seeking parishioner input on charities, prayerfully reviewing and evaluating nearly 50 grant requests for over $500,000, and selecting these 18 organizations to receive the $150,000 of Fuller Grant awards.  The Committee has worked hard to be faithful stewards of the Fuller Grant funds.  

We hope that this report brings you joy as you see how our parish is transforming lives locally and around the world.

Sincerely,

THE FULLER GRANT COMMITTEE

Co-Chairs:  Jim Hurley and Marilyn Mathieu


Members:  ErmonĂ© Adam, Louise Curry, Tom Frank, Julie Howie, Graham Jackson, Meg McDonald, Mark McKelvey, Nancy Morell, Lonn Myers, Brian Robson, Melissa Rose, Elizabeth Thomas, Alex Topping

 

From Glenview and the Chicago Metropolitan Area to the Middle-East, Africa, and South America, we, the people of St. David's, by these grants are advancing the Kingdom of Christ on earth by addressing Hunger of the Spirit, Hunger of the Body, and Hunger of the Mind.

 

Hunger of the Spirit - Meeting Spiritual Needs

 

St. David's is helping clergy build stronger, more vibrant church communities. Funding provides a seminar to address unique challenges faced by pastors and key lay leaders. -- Metro Chicago

Recipient: MINISTRY MENTORS

 

St. David's is building a church to bring the Good News of the Gospel to a location with no Christian presence. Funding provides for the purchase of land and construction of a church in a diocesan area served by the Rt. Rev. Todd McGregor. -- Madagascar.

Recipient: SAMS-USA - FOR MCGREGOR'S (PEOPLE REACHING PEOPLE)


St. David's is helping to minister to the spiritual needs of the poor in and around Villa Alemana, Chile. Funding provides for a new vehicle enhancing the Smiths' ability to minister to distant churches and various groups in a more efficient way. -- Chile

Recipient: SAMS-USA - FOR RUSS AND HEIDI SMITH

 

St. David's is helping more people within the Anglican Communion access the Holy Lands through St. George's College. Funding provides scholarships for third world (Madagascar) Bishops and their wives so that they may attend St. George's College Palestine of Jesus course in 2013. -- Jerusalem, Israel

Recipient: NORTH AMERICAN REGIONAL COMMITTEE OF ST. GEORGE'S COLLEGE

 

St. David's is helping young adults create lives that are deeply centered on Christian principles.   Funding supports a program where young adults live in an intentional community and work to focus their spiritual life within the context of internships and other public life situations. -- Metro Chicago

Recipient: EPISCOPAL CHARITIES AND COMMUNITY SERVICES -- THE JULIAN YEAR

 

Hunger of the Body - Meeting Physical Needs

 

St. David's is helping blind and low-vision children learn and play under the hot desert sun. A simple awning will enable disabled children to play and learn outside. -- Zarka, Jordan

Recipient: AMERICAN FRIENDS OF THE EPISCOPAL DIOCESE OF JERUSALEM

 

St. David's is helping disabled and disadvantaged people to find jobs. Funding provides computers and training materials for a volunteer mentoring program. -- Metro Chicago

Recipient: CONNECTIONS FOR THE HOMELESS, INC.

 

St. David's is providing warmth, safety, and nourishment to poor families who have no safe means for heating and cooking. Funding provides simple, efficient, and safe stoves for worthy families in the region. -- Chichoy Alto, Guatemala

Recipient: FEED THE DREAM

 

St. David's is increasing access to clean water for drinking and irrigation. Funding provides rainwater storage tanks for schools in drought stricken areas thereby decreasing water-borne diseases and increasing the food supply. -- Kenya, Africa

Recipient: MATANYA'S HOPE

 

St. David's is helping to feed needy people in Glenview and the surrounding areas. Funding provides for the purchase of a walk-in cooler/freezer as well as the purchase of a new freezer for the frozen food pantry outlet at the St. David's Episcopal Church. -- Glenview, IL

Recipient: NORTHFIELD TOWNSHIP FOOD PANTRY

 

St. David's is supporting better nutrition and eating habits for disadvantaged families.   Funding provides for slow cookers and materials for families to learn how to prepare delicious, nutritious, low-cost meals in limited time - even on a food stamp budget. -- Metro Chicago

Recipient: NURTURE

 

 

Hunger of the Mind - Meeting Educational/Vocational Needs

 

St. David's is making it possible for children 6th grade and older to receive an education. Funding provides scholarships for children who would otherwise be unable to attend school. -- Fresnillo, Zacatecas, Mexico

Recipient: CHRIST FOR CHILDREN INTERNATIONAL

 

St. David's is helping to promote a future of peace and mutual understanding among the Israelis, Palestinians, and Americans by assisting a program that brings the youth of these groups together and teaches them conflict resolution, peace building, and mediation skills.-- Glenview Area/Middle East

Recipient: HANDS OF PEACE

 

St. David's is promoting science and math skills for disadvantaged students on Chicago's West Side. Funding provides components of the 2013 Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Initiative. -- Chicago, IL

Recipient: HOLY FAMILY MINISTRIES

 

St. David's is helping to nurture curiosity and develop pre-school minds. Funding provides for an exciting, hands-on introduction to math, science, and environmental issues via The Little Green Sprouts Environmental Project. -- Glenview, IL

Recipient: ST. DAVID'S NURSERY SCHOOL 

 

St. David's is helping ex-offenders learn skills necessary for gainful employment. Funding will purchase equipment for the start-up of Gracie's Café job training/entrepreneurial initiative. -- Metro Chicago

Recipient - ST. LEONARD'S MINISTRIES

 

St. David's is helping disadvantaged high school students navigate the path to college. Funding provides college visits and ACT preparation for low-income Waukegan High School juniors and seniors. -- Waukegan, IL.

Recipient: WAUKEGAN TO COLLEGE

 

St. David's is promoting values that strengthen the family, serve others less fortunate, give back to the community, and treat others as one would want to be treated.   Funding supports the After School Group and Family Nights programs which center on promoting basic family values. -- Glenview, IL

Recipient: YOUTH SERVICES OF GLENVIEW/NORTHBROOK

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