Charles and Mable Warner were members of First Lutheran Church, Los Angeles. They had no children and loved their church as evidenced by the following quote from their will:
“…The entire remainder of the trust estate shall go and be distributed to the Evangelical Lutheran Synod of the Southwest, Los Angeles, California, with the request that such estate be used in the construction of Sunday School facilities and to further youth Christian education.”
As legal successors to the Southwest Synod, the principal was divided among the five ELCA synods in Region 2. The principal from the fund has been placed in the ELCA Mission Investment Fund and the interest is made available annually in March, as grants. Depending on interest rates we anticipate receiving about $20,000 on our investment this year that will then be distributed as grants.
The Warner Trust Fund Committee, appointed by the Pacifica Synod Council, is empowered to review all grant applications and recommend grant awards. The Pacifica Synod Mission Funds Committee provides final approval of grant awards.
Any prior year grant recipient will not be eligible the next year but may apply again in the third year. Funds may be used for the construction of Sunday School facilities and/or to further youth Christian Education, including curriculum and technology needs.
The 2021 Warner Trust Fund Grant period is now closed and the awards have been distributed. If you are a grant recipient and need to file your required report, you may download a fillable report here.
The application period for 2022 Warner Trust Fund Grants will open in early October 2021 and remain open until January 15, 2022. The current application will be posted on this page at that time.
If you have any questions, please contact Terri Robertson at 714.352.8732 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.