Give to ensure future generations will understand and value the importance of missions. Such earthly investments yield eternal dividends; these truly are gifts that keep on giving, even beyond a lifetime.

Endowments

What are the WMU of Texas Endowments?

Endowments have been established to help provide a secure financial base for the mission and ministries of WMU. The money placed in an endowment will never be spent; the funds are invested so that interest provides an ongoing stream of income year after year, decade after decade.

What will my money do?

WMU has seven different endowments. Give to the ministry that captures your passion and reflects your own missions’ heartbeat.


For more information contact missions@texasbaptists.org.


WORLDTOUCH ENDOWMENT was established in 1995, and funds a variety of ministries and projects such as leadership training events for multicultural missions, expenses for volunteer ethnic consultants, resources for the African American Advisory Council, Missionary Parents Fellowship, a pre-college retreat for MKs (Missionary Kids) and Texas Baptist Nursing Fellowship.

TOUCH TOMORROW TODAY ENDOWMENT is a partnership that began in 1999 benefiting WMU of Texas and national WMU. Its purpose is to provide strong long-term financial stability and support for the ministries of both entities by annually dividing the earned income from the endowment. National and state WMU have always partnered to provide missions resources and training for church and associational WMU.

JEANE LAW LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT ENDOWMENT makes available funds to help women develop missions leadership skills for service in their local churches. The endowment was established in 2000 by Mrs. Law’s family to honor her service as president of WMU of Texas.

JOY FENNER MISSIONS PROJECTS ENDOWMENT assists individuals to move beyond their church walls and be involved in hands-on missions experiences in the US or overseas. It was established in 2001 to honor Joy Phillips Fenner upon her retirement after 20 years of leadership as executive director-treasurer of WMU of Texas and to recognize her service as Texas GA director and missionary to Japan.

EULA MAE HENDERSON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP ENDOWMENT was created in 1986 in memory of Miss Henderson, who served 34 years as executive leader of WMU. It provides scholarships for women pursuing a career in WMU or in missions who are enrolled in graduate study at Baylor School of Social Work, Logsdon School of Theology, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, or Truett Theological Seminary.

TEXAS CHRISTIAN WOMEN’S/MEN’S JOB CORPS ENDOWMENT was begun in 2002 by site coordinators in celebration of CWJC’s fifth anniversary. Funds support various aspects of this ministry in which women and men in need are equipped for life and employment in a Christian environment.

AMELIA BISHOP MISSIONS COMMUNICATION ENDOWMENT helps WMU effectively tell the missions story by developing writers, language websites, and other avenues of communication. It was created in 2006 to honor Mrs. Bishop, a missions communicator and former president of WMU of Texas.

VALERIO ENDOWMENT FOR HISPANIC MINISTRIES was created in 2016 to honor the missions contributions and leadership of Pastor Mike and Mary Valerio. Mary is a former President of Hispanic WMU of Texas and the first Hispanic woman to serve as an officer of WMU.

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