ABOUT THE CLERGY DAUGHTERS FUND
In 1849 a benefactor left to the Diocese a sum of money that established the Clergy Daughter’s Fund. The Fund distributes income annually “to support the education of daughters of clergy (living or deceased) of the Protestant Episcopal Church, who do not have adequate means to provide the advantage of superior training, with the aim of raising pious, well-educated females, who shall be useful to their families and as teachers, governesses, etc.”
This modest diocesan resource is still available today to assist canonically resident clergy in meeting the educational costs of their daughters in private school or college. At present, the fund yields $5,000 to about $10,000 per year.
Although this income does not go far, a grant can help toward the cost of books and supplies, for example.
If you are canonically resident in the Diocese of Pennsylvania and seeking financial assistance for your daughter(s) in private school or college for the upcoming academic year, you are invited to complete the application on the next page and return it to Church House no later than June 30th. Reproduced copies are acceptable if you need more than one application.
You will find a link to copy of the application form here. Complete the application for the Clergy Daughters Fund and return it no later than June 30th, to Marcia White at the Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania, 3717 Chestnut Street, Suite 300, Philadelphia, PA 19104 . Reproduced copies are acceptable if you need more than one application. Reproduced copies are acceptable if you need more than one application. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Office of Transition Ministry at 215-627-6434 x 111.