The Foundation ended 2014 with a flourish, receiving another $2500 from Messiah Lutheran Church on Staten Island, as well as contributions and pledges from some long-standing, incredibly faithful donors. We now stand at $125,000 in combined investments and pledges for Ma-He-Tu's endowment fund after one year!
This was accomplished even as Keep the Campfires Burning had another successful year, a testament to the generosity of Ma-He-Tu's alumnae and their family members, supporters and churches. But we have learned that some may be confused by Ma-He-Tu's multiple fundraising campaigns, so now is a good time to explain the difference as we look ahead to the Foundation's second year.
Camp Ma-He-Tu Foundation. This separate non-profit was created for the purpose of building an Endowment Fund for Ma-He-Tu, and includes a board member appointed by the Lutheran Girls Camp Association (LGCA). Our goal is to create a permanent income from the interest of the endowment fund, eventually making Ma-He-Tu financially independent of grants and fundraising and able to survive economic downturns.
Lutheran Girls Camp Association. LGCA operates Camp Ma-He-Tu. It conducts the annual Keep the Campfires Burning campaign, which subsidizes camp operating expenses each summer. LGCA also sponsors Casino Night, which likewise helps to pay camp operating expenses.
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