Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Boca Raton Resident Leaves Large Gift to Diocese of Southeast Florida

Mrs. Vera Rowland, a homemaker and long time resident of Boca Raton, Florida passed away last November at the age of 98. Rowland established a charitable mutual fund with the Episcopal Church Foundation, which designated that upon her death a portion of that fund would be provided as a gift to the diocese. Created as a pooled income fund in 1987, the money is meant to provide dividends for both the donor and the intended organization. Rowland specified that the funds “be used only for helping people who are [homeless] and demonstrate a desire to improve their lives.” The total amount of $11,204.43 has been equally divided and dispersed to diocesan ministries that work directly with our homeless brothers and sisters in our diocesan area: St. George’s, the Jubilee Center of South Broward, Holy Redeemer and St. Laurence Chapel. What a blessing from Mrs. Rowland!