The Disciples Women’s Endowment Fund (DWEF) provides the opportunity to contribute to a permanent fund that benefits the work, both now and in the future, of women in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).
We honor the women for whom named funds have been established and celebrate the projects supported by grants awarded from the interest on these investments.
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Margaret Rea Curtin
Margaret Rea graduated from Stanford Phi Beta Kappa in Chemistry, 1941. She married her husband, John, in August of 1941. After working as a chemist early on, Margaret reclaimed music as both her personal and professional passion, accompanying the L.A. Valley College choir and local chorales and children’s classes, working as organist for First Christian Church, North Hollywood, then Choir Director for First Christian Church, Oceanside. She was a proud member of NATS and AGO and travelled with John to national organist conventions in their beloved VW Vanagon.
In addition to her gift and passion for music, she cherished her church and deep faith, loved gardening, redwoods and all things in nature. Margaret had an innate curiosity about life and she was a voracious reader, world traveller and supporter of causes dear to her heart.
Her children remember a busy, passionate mother constantly in motion for creative projects and church activities, leading the way on camping trips to national parks, generously donating to funds for women’s rights, wildlife and nature conservation, missionary causes, public television, needy children, living by example as well as words. Still, she had time to pray in solitude, give her family joy with beautiful piano playing, singing, gardening, playing bridge, following sports, living fully.
Mary Jacobs & LaVerne Thorpe
Dr. Mildred Butler
N. CA – NV Wild Women of the West
Frankie Oliver Daley
Bluebonnet Area (BBA)-LRGVD
The Disciples Women’s Ministries Bluebonnet Area makes an annual contribution each year to honor a different woman from the area – the recipient of the Honor is voted on during the Retreat each year. Nominations are made based on the work the women do for the Disciple Women of their church, area and or region . The 2016 donation is being made in honor of Marilyn Petrick.
Linda Hernandez Williams
Martha G. Saunders
Disciple Women’s Staff Fellowship
South Idaho Disciples Women’s Ministries
Enid Leece Wahl
Lucile A. Compton
Helen F. Spaulding
Carol Q. Cosby
Bowman, DePilar, Payuyo, Talley
Janis Brown Enablers
K. C. Estes
Disciples Women’s Endowment Fund