German Society of Pennsylvania Endowment Fund
Established in 2010, this fund generates permanent support for the society’s work fostering understanding about German culture and traditions.
The Difference It Makes
The German Society of Pennsylvania has connected the old world with the new for 250 years -- since Dec. 26, 1764. It's the oldest ethnic German society in the U.S.
The fund not only secures the endowment, but grows it through wise investment. Through such support, the Society can support knowledge of German and German-American contributions to history, culture, economy, science and technology -- perhaps for another 250 years.
Long Term Support
Although the German Society has major funding sources – membership dues, contributions, a vibrant language school and rental of its historic building for events ranging from weddings to movie shoots – members were concerned about relying too much on those sources of income.
The Society realized it needed a steady source of financial support beyond the revenue generated through programming.
The endowment fund allows the Society to receive contributions from family foundations and through the estate planning of its supporters.
The additional income it generates can sustain expanded activities.