May is “Leave a Legacy” month and earlier this spring, alumni who have supported Grebel in the past received a mailing describing Grebel’s legacy-giving opportunities. “We need to have programs and scholarships that are funded outside of our operating budget,” noted President Marcus Shantz. Currently an endowment portfolio of $9m provides returns of 4.6% that are used to fund programs like Mennonite Studies, the Archives, PACS, pastoral training and over 60 endowed scholarship awards (57 at Grebel and 5 at Abundance Canada that are endowed).

Grebel’s practice is to add bequests to endowments so the impact of the gift is permanent. Leaving a bequest in your estate to Grebel can be a powerful way to ensure your gift will keep on giving.

For more details, visit the website or get in touch with Fred W. Martin at fwmartin@uwaterloo.ca or 519-572-7704.