Mission Statement: The Bruton Parish Church Foundation provides financial support for Bruton Parish Church and its Christian ministries by encouraging philanthropy, gratefully receiving money, securities and other valuable assets, and prudently investing all gifts and bequests made to the Foundation, building an endowment that will provide funds for the current operations and future needs of the Church.


The Bruton Parish Church Foundation, Inc. (“The Foundation”) is a Virginia tax-exempt non-stock corporation, established in 2003 to receive gifts and bequests made to Bruton Parish Church outside of annual giving.  Its purpose is to assist the church to fully carry out its mission and develop its ministries.

Foundation assets are invested in The Diocesan Composite Fund — a professionally managed, permanent fund sponsored by the Diocese of Southern Virginia. It is a “balanced” fund, holding both equity and fixed income securities, managed by Bank of America.  As of September 30, 2017, the Foundation held net assets of $932,188, as compared to $713,051 on September 30, 2016.  The Foundation has no indebtedness.
A portion of the Foundation’s earnings are distributed to Bruton Parish each year, generally in the range of 3% to 5% of the three-year rolling average of the Foundation’s assets. The distribution may be applied for broad purposes, such as capital needs, outreach, program needs, or new ministries.  For 2018, the Foundation paid $30,000 to the parish.  The Foundation allows separate named endowment funds to be established for a designated purpose in the case of gifts or bequests of $25,000 or more.  Designated purpose gifts of lesser amounts are directed to a specified interest account.

The Foundation gratefully accepts contributions at any time. Gifts may be made in appreciation, in honor, or in memory of someone you as you specify, and we will notify this person or people according to your instructions. Checks payable to The Bruton Parish Church Foundation, Inc. may be mailed to:
Bruton Parish Church
P.O. Box 3520
Williamsburg, Virginia 23187-3520
Attn: Marty Easton
Parishioners can answer God’s call to faithful Christian stewardship by considering the Foundation in their estate planning, usually in the form of bequests in a will or trust, life insurance, or IRA distributions. A brochure was created summarizing the ways in which gift planning can work to benefit the donor, the donor’s family and The Foundation. It is available at the reception desk in the Parish House.  For further information, contact Marty Easton, Development Director, by emailing measton@brutonparish.org  Those who remember the Foundation with a lifetime or estate gift, regardless of value, are recognized by membership in the 1715 Society (formerly the Legacy Society). 
You may also follow this link make a gift online
The Foundation is governed by a Board of Directors, which meets quarterly to review financial reports and provide continuous oversight. Four members are permanent directors who hold their positions by virtue of their positions in the parish.  Between three and eight additional directors are appointed by the vestry for staggered three-year terms.
2018 Board of Directors
William L. Brauer
William Greaf, Senior Warden
Bryant Cureton, Secretary
Martha P. Easton, Development Director
The Rev'd Christopher L. Epperson, Rector
John A. Fogarty
William F. Grant
Steven L. Hibbitts, Treasurer
Kenneth M. Johnston, President
Todd Skinner
Richard Strzelecki