What We Do

“Real generosity towards the future lies in giving all to the present.” – Albert Camus

St. Mark’s Foundation’s mission is to promote, encourage and assist the work and mission of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Marion, Iowa. Projects funded partially or completely by the Foundation include:

  • Building/Capital Improvements
    • the church’s first IBM computer
    • the building of St. Mark’s Centennial Hall, celebrating the church’s first 100 years
    • the Faith & Life Center elevator
    • Life Worship Center updates
  • Worship/Music Program
    • the E.M. Skinner pipe organ in the Faith Worship Center
  • Youth Ministry/Christian Education
    • Youth mission trips across the U.S.
    • Cafe Ablaze updates
  • Mission/Outreach
    • Matching funds for Share the Harvest project
    • Haiti missions
  • General Fund
    • Five percent of foundation fund assets are transferred annually to St. Mark’s Lutheran Church’s general fund.
  • Benevolence