Named Funds

Celebrating an Influence

One person can truly make a difference.

There are people in our lives who have made all the difference. They have given us courage, inspired us to shine more brightly, embodied values we aspire to and, more than anything, given us hope.

Creating a Named Fund in honor or memory of someone celebrates that person’s profound influence. That person’s influence is amplified through a Named Fund at the Center for Benedictine Life at the Monastery of St. Gertrude, and inspires and sustains a place of hope, peace, and transformation.

A Named Fund can also be established as a family fund to demonstrate your family’s commitment to the Center for Benedictine Life.

Together, we are the Monastery.

• Named Funds are established within the Center for Benedictine Life at the Monastery of St. Gertrude Sustainability Endowment Fund to provide long-term operational support.

• A minimum of $25,000 will establish a permanent Named Fund through a pledged donation, to be completed within a four-year period.

• Recognition of the Named Fund begins after completion of the initial minimum gift.

• You and others may continue to make gifts to the Named Fund. Some donors choose to add to their Named Fund on the individual’s birthday, anniversary, or special event.


Types of Funds

A Family Named Fund

To demonstrate your commitment to the Center for Benedictine Life at the Monastery of St. Gertrude, you may create your own Named Family Fund, such as the “Andrews Family Fund.”

Family members and others may choose to provide ongoing special gifts to this fund.

A named fund provides a mechanism to demonstrate the importance of this place to you and your entire family.

Individuals may also choose to direct a planned gift to their family fund upon their passing.

A Living Tribute to Honor a Relative, Friend or Person Who Has Inspired You

You may wish to recognize a special person in your life by establishing a fund in their honor, such as the JoAnne Smith Honorary Fund.

You may consider announcing this fund at a special celebration or milestone in the recipient’s life.

You and others may continue to make gifts to the fund in this person’s honor.

You may consider working with others to jointly establish this named fund.

In Memory of a Loved One

You and your family may wish to establish a memorial fund to commemorate your loved one’s legacy, such as the John A. Andrews Memorial Fund.

To continue to remember their legacy, you, family and friends could make special gifts on an annual basis to remember your loved one.



Once established, your Named Fund will be recognized annually in the Monastery of St. Gertrude Stewardship Report. Additionally, you and others who contribute to the fund will be listed in the stewardship report.

Please contact Carrie Barton in the Development Office at 208-962-5060 or to learn more and initiate a Named Fund.