“Celebrating over 125 years of Prayer, Service, and Evangelism"
Although we are not allowed to raise money in the name of the Order, the fruits of our individual giving have spread Christ’s Kingdom in many ways. Gifts to the four funds of the Order are collected by the Chapter Treasurer and forwarded directly to the National Office. Individual contributions, including lifetime memberships, may be made at any time. Gifts from those who are not Daughters are welcomed. National Council provides oversight for the Self-Denial Fund, the Master Fund, the Endowment Fund and the Alpha Fund.
The Alpha Fund was established at the 2009 Triennial Convention in Anaheim, California. Named in honor of the first Junior Chapter, the Alpha Fund is used to provide financial support to Junior Daughter Directresses in their efforts to extend Christ's kingdom especially among young women and girls through the ministry of the Junior Daughters of the king.
The Fund can be used to:
Obtain Materials or supplies for starting a chapter and reactivating chapters.
Defray transportation costs related to visiting chapters, attending retreats, or other events.
Assist in the cost of retreats and other events.
Provide funding for education, study materials, activities, retreats and program materials.
Provide materials for service projects.
September 5th is the in-gathering day for the Alpha Fund. This date was selected in honor of the day Mother Teresa died in 1997.
Junior Directresses are encouraged to fill out an application. The Alpha Fund committee reviews and approves all applications. Checks will be payable from the National Office.
Links to the application and guidelines for applying are below. Send the completed application to Jen Mariano at email@example.com.
"Let us all become a true and faithful branch on the vine of Jesus, by accepting him in our lives as it pleases him to come: as the Truth - to be told; as the Life - to be lived; as the Light - to be lighted; as the Love - to be loved; as the Way - to be walked; as the Joy - to be given; as the Peace - to be spread; as the Sacrifice - to be offered; in our families and our neighbors." Amen Mother Teresa
Many of you have already collected your chapter offerings for the Self Denial Fund, and others will do so as you meet a bit later in February. As you do so, please remember that although we have already collected a significant amount designated for needs in Haiti, the Self Denial Fund makes grants to many programs throughout the year.
Typically we donate a total of 45-50 thousand dollars annually in modest grants to support specific mission projects, often projects that involve Daughters, both in the US and in other countries. For example, in the past we have made grants for a Thistle Farms project in Rwanda, a dairy microenterprise project in Kenya, an Ivy Farms project for inner city girls in D.C., a well digging project in Mozambique, care of 158 refugees displaced by riots in Kenya, the Albert E. Edwards camp program in New York, the Godly Play program at Lillian Valley School, Daughters engaged in short term mission trips, and on and on.
We can only give out what we receive each year, so please remember that the Self-Denial Fund needs undesignated gifts as well as those extra donations especially for Haiti. Use the donation form (found on this site) to make your intentions clear when your chapter sends in its gift.
Click here to donate online, using a credit card (Visa, Master Card or Discover).
In 1897 the annual convention adopted a resolution to support Lily Funsten Ward, a missionary in China and a Daughter. In the beginning, a week each year was set aside as the Self-Denial week. Contributions made during this week were used to support Miss Ward’s missionary work in China. When missionaries were excluded from China, this fund was used to support the Orders’ missionaries wherever needed. Today the Self-Denial fund grants money to be used by individuals for missionary trips to assisting in buying sewing machines for women in Honduras to help provide for their families. The Self-Denial fund is a fund used for outreach to spread God’s kingdom. Matthew 25:40 reads “The King will reply, ‘I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.’” The Self-Denial Fund provides funds to send missionaries to third world countries as well as to reach the poor and needy in the United States. Just in the past few months we have funded a food bank program in Honduras, money to help set up a farming project in Honduras, a nutrition program for babies in Haiti which will mean life or death for these children, and a funding for a summer project for children on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation is being processed. By supporting the Self-Denial fund your money goes directly to helping others. February 2nd is set aside for the ingathering of the Self Denial Fund, although I am sure that your donations will be accepted at any time.
For a Self Denial Application, go to the Forms page.
Dear Daughters, God has blessed us with so many gifts in our work with the DOK. Prayers are offered for ourselves and others, and God always answers the petitions and requests. We serve in our actions and projects and others see the love of God in what we do. Another way to serve God is to give of our resources for the spread of Christ's Kingdom. The Self Denial Fund for the DOK was established in 1897 and continues to fund grants to support mission all over the world. Instead of spending money on things we don't really need and supporting the DOK Self Denial Fund we can spread the love of Christ to others. It doesn't have to be a large donation. If each Daughters sent in $10 we could fund many more grants. I am so glad to continue the work of Kim Ferguson as the past Self Denial Chair. She encouraged all of us to fund mission work as Daughters and reach into our hearts and pockets to make donations. She is missed by all of us who knew her passion for DOK. I have donated to the Fund each year and have seen results from my gifts. I hope you will also.
Love in Christ,
Marjorie Rogers, Self-Denial Chair
The Order of the Daughters of the King® supports higher education in leadership development and service for Episcopal church-related careers for women. The Master’s Fund was inaugurated at the Order’s Triennial Convention in 1922 as a thank offering to be given at Pentecost in loving commemoration of the coming of the Holy Spirit. The Master’s Fund is intended to assist Daughters and other women to attend school to prepare for missionary and other church-related work. The emphasis is on the intended church-related career of the applicant, so that attendance at any accredited college, university or graduate school is permitted. Master’s Fund grants will be limited to communicants of the Episcopal Church, autonomous churches of the Anglican Communion or churches in communion with the Episcopal Church. Modest grants are made from available funds and are based on anticipated renewal grant needs and the number of applicants reviewed.
The Master's Fund application requirements, process and forms have been revised and due dates have changed.
Eligibility for new scholarships, as well as for renewing scholarship, to accredited institutions remain the same. Eligibility for grants for partial payment on approved continuing education courses will be limited to Daughters of the King current on dues. Until the new on-line process is finalized, Application Packets, including the completed revised application forms, all references, and supporting information, must be submitted as a complete packet to the National Office either by e-mail, fax, or US Postal mail by the following dates:
March 15 for all applications for the Fall Semester
October 1 for all applications for Spring and Summer Semesters
Current applications may be obtained from the Forms page.
You may address questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. Only the revised application forms in complete packets will be considered. Thank you for your patience and cooperation. We are blessed to assist you in achieving your academic and spiritual goals and are working to make the process more user friendly!
Master's Fund Chair
The Endowment Fund was established at the Triennial Convention held in Washington, DC, in 1928 to further the work of the Order in the extension of Christ’s Kingdom. It received further support with a resolution presented at the meeting of the National Council in April 1929.
The resolution read, “That a Cumulative Endowment Fund be inaugurated by the National Council at this session, each member present contributing, such Fund to be a permanent trust fund. It shall be increased by bequests, thank offerings, memorials and other special gifts from persons believing in and desiring to forward the objectives of The Order of the Daughters of the
King ® .” A contribution form is found at the back of the National Handbook and also on the National Website. Contributions may be made to the glory of God in any of the following ways:
Memorials and Thanksgivings: Contributions of at least $10 may be given by an individual, chapter, diocese or province as a memorial for a Daughter of the King, a family member or a friend; or as a thank offering for healing, birthday, wedding, birth of a child or grandchild; or for any reason. The name of the honoree and the reason for the honor should accompany each gift. It can then be recorded in the Book of Remembrance or the Book of Honor and Thanksgiving. Both the books are displayed at General Convention and kept at the National Office.
Bequests: One of the most lasting and loving gifts that can be made to the Order is a bequest. As you plan your estate, prayerfully consider including the Order. Gifts to the Endowment Fund assist the Order since the principal gift remains in the Fund and only the earnings on the principal are added to the Operating Fund annually.
Lifetime Membership: In 1990 the National Council authorized a Lifetime Membership in the amount of $500, to be paid in one lump sum. This money is invested and a portion of the earnings is used to pay the annual assessed National, Provincial and Diocesan dues for lifetime members and to provide dues scholarships for Daughters to contribute to the operating fund of the Order. In 2003 at Triennial the Order agreed to raise the Lifetime Membership amount to $700, due to changes in financial markets.
All Saints’ Day (November 1) has been set aside for the in-gathering of the Endowment Fund.
I have contributed to this Fund in memory of Elsie Horad, the Junior Daughter Directress when a chapter was formed at Calvary Church, Washington, DC, some 40 years ago. She loved us and enjoyed being with us, and it showed. Honoring her brought back happy memories, and let me express my gratitude for all she did to help form our characters and lead us to Christ. Please consider giving in honor of one of the special people in your life.
Peace and Blessings,
For additional information, contact the Endowment Fund Chairwoman. Or send your contribution, to the National Office with the Contribution Form found both at the back of the National Handbook and on the Forms page.
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