The Mother Church Endowment Fund, though not altogether new, is based on a concept formulated in 1975 by The Christian Science Board of Directors – that of building up “uninvadable reserves” of the Church. “Endowment” implies special gifts over and above normal giving. Your contributions to the Endowment Fund for the Mother Church continue to provide support for present and future needs. Funds continue to be invested and only a portion of income and appreciation are used each year. This Fund is the place for gifts you intend to help the Movement permanently, and in a longer-range way than meeting current needs.