The Memorial Trust Fund

As a result of the establishment of the Memorial Trust Fund, no administrative or staffing costs are taken from the annual United Thank Offering (UTO) Ingathering. All funds collected from Ingathering are awarded as grants the following year. Earnings from the Trust provides for 65% of the annual budget for the United Thank Offering ministry, the remainder is provided by other trusts 17% and 18% from the General Convention Budget. This Trust provides for all of the printed materials available to promote participation in the Spiritual Discipline of Gratitude, which is the foundation of the United Thank Offering. Additionally the Trust supports the creation of online materials, videos, social media, applications for smart phones and more. Finally, the Trust allows for the staff and Board to promote the United Thank Offering, administer the annual granting process and respond to the needs of our members and grassroots network.

2022 marks the 40th anniversary of the establishment of the Memorial Trust Fund.

In honor of this anniversary and in celebration of the Feast Day of Julia Chester Emery on the centenary of her death, we are launching a year of lifting up the trust fund through education and intentional fundraising efforts. Our goal is to raise $10,000 for the Trust in 2022. There are two efforts we are launching to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the MTF and the Feast Day of JCE.

Give to the Memorial Trust & receive a special gift.

To raise awareness of the importance of the Trust, we are offering a special gift for the first 100 donations over $100, in honor of the centenary of Julia Chester Emery’s death. Thanks to our partners at the Princess Basma Center in Jerusalem, a past UTO grant recipient, we have beautiful wooden boxes with a UTO tile inlaid in the top, made by adults with disabilities through a job training program, which will we give as a gift to the first 75 donations given to the Memorial Trust Fund over $100 during the 40th anniversary year. We also have different UTO gifts for the next 25.

If you would like one of these boxes, you can mail in your donation using the form below or donate to the MTF online, also found below

Leave a Legacy Gift

We are encouraging everyone to consider leaving a legacy gift to the Trust Fund through their will and are dedicating a section of the Memorial Trust Fund book to legacy gifts. We have included information on how to do this below.

Acknowledging UTO in this way will not only support the ongoing work of promoting gratitude and the awarding of thank offerings as grants, but will endure as a thank offering for all the blessings you experienced throughout your lifetime.

Your contribution to the Memorial Trust Fund will never be forgotten. All donors are honored in a book, which is showcased at Triennial. This is the electronic version of the book.

Your contribution to the Memorial Trust Fund will never be forgotten. All donors are honored in a book, which is showcased at Triennial. This is the electronic version of the book.

Give to the Memorial Trust Fund

Your gift to the United Thank Offering Memorial Trust is tax-deductible. After donating, you will receive a thank-you card that conforms to Internal Revenue Service standards. If your donation was made in the name of a person or family and you provided us with their address, then we will send an acknowledgment card informing them of your generous gift to the Memorial Trust on their behalf. Additionally, your name and the intention of your gift will be added to the Memorial Trust Book. The book is available digitally on the UTO website, and the bound version is displayed at General Convention.

Give Online

To give online, please fill out the secured form below. To ensure your gift is towards the Memorial Trust Fund, select “United Thank Offering – Memorial Trust ” as the designation.

Mail in Your Gift

If you wish to mail in your gift to the Memorial Trust Fund, please send all offerings to:

The United Thank Offering | DFMS – Protestant Episcopal Church
PO Box 958983
St. Louis MO 63195-8983

To ensure your gift is towards the Memorial Trust Fund, please mark “UTO-Memorial Trust” in the memo line and include the form below with your offering.