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PHPC Foundation

9800 Preston Road
Dallas, TX 75230

Jim Meyer, Board Chair or 214-220-7721

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Foundation Dinner on Sept. 30 features Dr. John McCoy
Harvests are dependent upon a thoughtful, well-planned sowing of seeds and nurturing growth. The Preston Hollow Presbyterian Church Foundation is dependent upon an ongoing cycle of planting and growth in order to be able to provide benefits for the church and for its missions. Harvests are traditionally celebrated in song and the growth of the PHPC Foundation will be celebrated this year in a very special tone.
Join the PHPC Foundation on September 30 at 6:30 p.m. in Jubilee Hall for its annual Foundation Dinner and help start another season of sowing, nurturing and harvesting.  Come hear Rev.  Dr. John McCoy as he relates “Songs and Stories in an Irish Vein.”
Dr. McCoy, known to many here for his Thursday bible study classes, earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Texas  with a major in Radio-Television Broadcasting before earning his Master of Divinity at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary and  his PH.D. from Princeton.
Along with his calling to the ministry, Dr. McCoy’s strong interest in drama has put him on the stage playing such varied roles as Tevya in Fiddler on the Roof, King Arthur in Camelot and Captain Von Trapp in The Sound of Music, amongst other notable roles. He has also worked behind the scenes, serving  on the boards of Dallas Summer Musicals and Garland Summer Musicals.
Don’t miss this opportunity to enjoy Dr. McCoy and to help nurture the growth of the PHPC Foundation as it continues its work in support of the Church.
The dinner is free and everyone is invited. Please RSVP with your name and number of guests to

About the Foundation

It’s safe to say that most churches don’t have foundations, at least not the financial kind.  Preston Hollow Presbyterian Church is one of the fortunate few, thanks to the generosity and foresight of a handful of long-time members who made the first gifts to establish what is now a $5.6 million endowment (6/30/13)

The PHPC Foundation turns today’s gifts into legacies for the future. Each of our gifts serves the church in ways that reflect the values and passions of donors and their families and the unique spirit of Preston Hollow Presbyterian Church.

The PHPC Foundation is governed by an elected board of trustees who serve three year terms. The board meets five times each year. 

Growing Legacies
The Foundation receives funds from gifts, wills and other permanent instruments. Our financial goal is to grow the endowment’s principal while making grants from investment income. Most of our endowment is managed by the Texas Presbyterian Foundation.

Gift Opportunities
PHPC Foundation endowments must be at least $25,000 in size to be separately managed.  Donors complete giving directives to define their intent.

A “Proposed Endowment” may be initiated with at least $6,000, after which donors have a 3-year time frame to reach the minimum size. These endowments tend to be built by a number of people with a shared interest.  Recent examples now building:   

  • Ann Bond Fund for assisting children in families experiencing mental health difficulties
  • Scholarship Fund for students at Preston Hollow Presbyterian School
  • Mens’ Breakfast college Scholarship Fund
  • Pastors’ Cancer Fund

Birthday Fund and Grants
Each member is invited to donate yearly to the Birthday Fund with $1 for every year being celebrated. 100% of Birthday Fund gifts become grants to the community the following year. Grants are made twice a year.

College, Divinity School Scholarship
We have 14 endowed scholarships, two of which are for seminarians. Some are school specific, some need based. In addition many gifts have been made to the Foundation’s General Scholarship Fund. Once yearly in the spring, the Foundation grants roughly 21 scholarships.