One Individual’s Endowment Fund Supports Smaller Churches

Vivian Otto

Twenty years ago, Vivian Otto created an endowment fund to honor her late husband Eugene. She put $10,000 in the fund, and then let God’s time pass. On a summer afternoon in 2011, she checked on the fund and discovered it had grown to more than $40,000. The fund was originally created to assist small churches. It mirrored Otto’s passion. She had worked as a director of Christian education for the former Washington West District. Funds earned by the endowment will enliven small churches in a variety of ways, and the endowment will continue to grow – a forever fund – honoring a man who was intent on helping to create the Kingdom of God.