Outreach : Fund Giving

The Holiday Gift Fund

supplements Outreach funding and provides needed support to selected Kenilworth Union agencies that work with children and families to assist them during the holiday season. Please indicate Holiday Gift Fund on your check to Kenilworth Union Church.

The Centennial Scholarship Program

The Centennial Scholarship program was founded in 1993 by several members of Kenilworth Union Church to support seminary students with a commitment to urban ministry.  This scholarship program was established in conjunction with the Church’s centennial celebration.

Bowen Outreach Fund

The Gil & Marlene Bowen Outreach Fund was created upon Dr. Gil Bowen’s retirement in 2007. It was created at the suggestion of Gil Bowen when he was asked how he would like the Church to honor the wonderful years of service he and Marlene gave to Kenilworth Union. The congregation responded enthusiastically and contributed generously to this fund that exceeded $3.2MM as of June 30, 2014.

The Gil and Marlene Bowen Outreach Fund makes annual distributions to charitable organizations, as directed by Gil and Marlene Bowen. Two members from the Outreach Committee meet with Gil & Marlene annually to review the fund giving. In 2013-2014, $87,000 in funds was given to 15 different agencies. The size of the gifts range from $2000 to a maximum of $20,000. The recipients vary from local Chicago agencies to Christians in Palestine.