This fund was established in 1989 by a bequest from the estate of Juliette M. Mudrak “for the purpose of carrying on the work of the Diocesan Mission for the Deaf”. Therefore, the funds can be used for any purpose that can be construed as ministry to hearing impaired persons.
As a restricted fund, however, it is important that any expenditure from it be documented in such a way as to justify its purpose. This fund has been mainly used to support “hearing loop devices” in the Churches. However, the fund can also support hearing aids for canonically resident non-retired clergy which is not covered by their health insurance. If you have a need for such a grant, please complete a grant application on the Diocesan website at episcopalri.org, search for Grants & Loans for Churches and attach supporting materials with your application. If you have any questions please contact Joan DeCelles, Finance Director at firstname.lastname@example.org or she can be reached at 401-274-4500 ext. 229. Your request will be reviewed by the Grants & Loans Team.
Annual distribution from the Juliette M. Mudrak Fund must not exceed the amount of the dividends produced annually.