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PHPC Foundation

9800 Preston Road
Dallas, TX 75230

Anne Smith, Board Chair or 214-957-7471

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About the Foundation

It’s safe to say that most churches don’t have foundations, at least not the financial kind.  Preston Hollow Presbyterian Church is one of the fortunate few, thanks to the generosity and foresight of a handful of long-time members who made the first gifts to establish what is now a $8.6 million endowment (12/31/16).

The PHPC Foundation turns today’s gifts into legacies for the future. Each of our gifts serves the church in ways that reflect the values and passions of donors and their families and the unique spirit of Preston Hollow Presbyterian Church.

The PHPC Foundation is governed by an elected board of trustees who serve three year terms. The board meets five times each year. 

Growing Legacies
The Foundation receives funds from gifts, wills and other permanent instruments. Our financial goal is to grow the endowment’s principal while making grants from investment income. Most of our endowment is managed by the Texas Presbyterian Foundation.

Gift Opportunities
PHPC Foundation endowments must be at least $25,000 in size to be separately managed.  Donors complete giving directives to define their intent.

A “Proposed Endowment” may be initiated with at least $6,000, after which donors have a 3-year time frame to reach the minimum size. These endowments tend to be built by a number of people with a shared interest.  Recent examples now building:   

  • Global Studies at UTD
  • Pastors’ Cancer Fund

Birthday Fund and Grants
Each member is invited to donate yearly to the Birthday Fund with $1 for every year being celebrated. 100% of Birthday Fund gifts become grants to the community the following year. Grants are made twice a year.

College, Divinity School Scholarship
We have 14 endowed scholarships, two of which are for seminarians. Some are school specific, some need based. In addition many gifts have been made to the Foundation’s General Scholarship Fund. Once yearly in the spring, the Foundation grants roughly 21 scholarships.