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The Heuser Fund

Dr. Frederick J. Heuser understands the many lasting ways history impacts our lives. The Presbyterian Historical Society, he reminds us, "preserves the past for the future."

We invite you to support the Heuser Fund, named in honor of our former executive director. Your gift will make possible programs and services that serve congregations, individual Presbyterians, scholars, researchers, and many others. It will also help PHS care for hundreds of thousands of manuscripts, rare publications, and official records from churches across the country.

Fred joined PHS as its first professionally trained archivist in 1982 and became the Society's Executive Director in 1990. After more than 30 years of service, he announced his retirement in February 2013.

During his three decades at PHS, Fred made a tremendous impact on the Society's direction and ministry, instituting a records management program to serve national offices of the Church; making significant improvements to the archival program; and expanding services for congregations, presbyteries, and synods. Most recently, his leadership enabled PHS to launch a digital records preservation program and communications strategy that connects with more congregations and mid-councils. Throughout his time at the Society, Fred was foremost a historian. In 2012, he offered valuable insights and perspective on schism and reunion in the Presbyterian Church.

Please honor Fred's legacy and continue to help PHS protect the irreplaceable pieces of our shared Presbyterian heritage. Make a gift to the Heuser Fund today.

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You can also mail a check in care of the PHS Development Office, 425 Lombard Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147, or give to the Heuser Fund through the Presbyterian Foundation's Ministry Partnership Program.