• On July 28, 2016

More than 100 existing funds support the First Community Foundation.

Some of the funds are listed below within their general fund category. If you are considering a donation to the Foundation, these examples may be helpful to you as consider how to direct your gift.

The Foundation Administrator will be pleased you answer any questions by phone or email to set up an in person meeting. Contact Cindy Sue Gepfert at (614) 488-0681 ext. 263.

First Community Church General Purpose – Roy Burkhart Memorial Fund

This is the first fund established within the Foundation and is used for general church needs. It was named in honor of the founder of the Foundation, Dr. Roy A. Burkhart. As an example, we are blessed to have a beautiful and sacred sanctuary. It is also more than 100 years old and requires both ongoing, planned maintenance as well as unexpected repairs. Lighting, heating, cooling, safety improvements, paint and carpet are not glamorous though essential. This fund has been used for a wide variety of important and unanticipated church needs.

Church Missions

Generous donors have established funds for Missions of First Community Church. Some examples are:

• Dominica School and Orphanage Support Funds
• Heart to Heart Fund – First Community Church food pantry
• Homeless assistance in the local Columbus area
• Funding for Mission trips

Camp Akita

Various funds have been established to insure ongoing support for Camp Akita:

• Camper Scholarships
• Camp Counselors
• Youth and Camper Programming
• Maintenance and Improvements

Church Programs

• Music and Art Programs
• Media Ministry
• Early Childhood / Middle and High School
• Older Adult Ministry

Educational and Spiritual Development

• Adult Education
• Seminary Assistance
• Spiritual Searcher Programs
• Pastoral Counseling