Recognizing that the Society needs a sustained method of support for its operation, the SSGHS Board has voted to establish an endowment fund and to solicit and accept contributions to it.
The endowment fund will provide ongoing support for our Society. At this time, the donations are invested with the Vanguard Wellington Mutual Fund. The dividends and capital gains will go into our General fund to help meet our financial needs. The principal will stay invested. We invite our members and friends to contribute to this Legacy Fund.
INVEST IN YOUR HERITAGE
To display the growth of the Legacy Fund, there is a plaque for attaching leaves to a genealogical tree. For each significant contribution an inscribed leaf may be attached. Your name or the name of an ancestor or of a loved one may be engraved on the leaf, or an important event may be commemorated.
You may choose the name and message to be engraved. The message may be on two lines.
All contributions will benefit the Society, but those at the following levels will be recognized with a leaf.
Leaves of three colors are available, each represents a level of contribution.
A GOLD LEAF
Recognizes a contribution of $1000.00 or more.
A SILVER LEAF
Recognizes a contribution between $999.00 and $500.00.
A BRONZE LEAF
Recognizes a contribution between $499.00 and $200.00
All contributions will receive a certificate of appreciation.
A Loved One
A Birthday or an Anniversary