MVPC Foundation

Support the church you love for generations to come.

Estate Planning

When planning your estate with the guidance of your family, legal, and/or financial advisors, please consider including the MVPC Foundation as one of your beneficiaries. Gifts might include life insurance, property, IRA, 401K accounts, securities, cash, or other assets. Any gifts over and above your annual pledge will help to build resources to benefit the church.

Your Gift

One type of gift might be an endowment with only a percentage spent each year and the fund managed by the foundation in accordance with its investment policies. Gifts may also be designated for a specific purpose, such as establishing a special program or facility project. If the purpose of the gift is achieved or no longer applicable, disposition could be at the discretion of the trustees of the foundation.

Gifts may also be unrestricted to be used for the most pressing needs of Mountain View Presbyterian Church at any given time as determined by the trustees.

To ask questions, obtain more information, or set up a gift, please contact Lee Dueringer, 480-577-8352, or any of the other trustees. They will be glad to assist you in making a gift, large or small.


Email Phone Class
Bess Amidon 480-483-6812 2018
Lee Dueringer 480-577-8352 2018
Larry Heitz 480-747-2296 2017
Ralie Lawrence 602-971-0623 2016
David Sanderson 480-860-6782 2016
Cal Stockman 480-551-7151 2017

Why a Separate Foundation?

The purpose of the foundation is to support the mission, future, and security of our church over and above the regular operational budget. As a separate 501(c)(3) corporation, MVPC Foundation assets are kept apart from operational funds for the church as reflected in the annual budget. Monies invested with the foundation ensure your good works continue and create personal peace of mind. By building a solid foundation for the church, you can make your stewardship perpetual and may also reduce future estate taxes.

History of Legacy/Foundation

In 2006 Mountain View Church received an unexpected, unsolicited $100,000 gift designated for seminary scholarships and African mission projects. So, in March 2007 the Session approved preparation of documents to establish an MVPC endowment fund overseen by a six-member committee appointed by the Session. Next, on November 20, 2007, Session appointed the first six members to the MVPC Legacy Committee, with Terry Cain as chairman.

Since 2010 the annual pledge card has included a box to check if the church is included in the giver’s estate plan. Some 30 members have so indicated at this point.

On November 11, 2013 the Session approved submission of Articles of Incorporation to the Arizona Corporation Commission for the Mountain View Presbyterian Church Foundation, as a separate 501(c)(3) entity with a new name and trustees to be appointed by the Session. Bylaws for the new foundation were approved by Session, and on January 21, 2014, the current trustees were also appointed.

Also serving the MVPC Foundation in an advisory capacity are these three groups:


Joan Koppenbrink
Dick Powell


Andrew Fosberg
Larry Heitz (chair)
Scott Pilchard (MidFirst Bank VP)


Pat Brock
Marilyn Chaddock
David G. Davies
Pam DeValeria
Roger Ferland
Chris Fraker (U of A Foundation)
Anne  Franquemont
Bill Franquemont
Tom Hannon
Jon Held
Carla Hess
Larry Huwalt
Dean Lauer
Christopher McNaughton
Ed Mikcsh
Robin Mitchell
Cindy Plungis
Frank Pugh
Ann Strader
James  White

Why Foundation Giving?

  • Ensure that your good works continue
  • Create personal peace of mind
  • Build a solid foundation for the church
  • Reduce future estate taxes
  • Make your stewardship perpetual


Each man should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.
— II Corinthians 9:7


For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
— Matthew 6:21