In 2003, the Ceres Alumni Association approved the establishment of an Endowment Trust Fund to provide for the long range upkeep of the Groseclose Museum and the Peery Center gym.

The purpose of the fund is to receive assets of any nature to provide a perpetual income for the maintenance and care of the above buildings. Many people are interested in making contributions to such a fund whereby the principal is retained and earnings are used to provide an annual income, knowing that such a fund will provide support for years to come. This could be of interest to individuals in estate planning or who no longer live in the area, but would like to leave a legacy to the community. It is also an opportunity to make a gift in honor or memory of family or friends.

Gifts may include direct cash gifts, stocks or bonds, real estate or include bequests in wills or insurance policies. Anyone interested in making tax deductible contributions may contact a member of the Endowment Fund Committee.