Established by Dr. Mark and Patty Harriman, the Dell Harriman Music Ministry Endowment Fund provides funding for music programs of Germantown United Methodist Church which she supported so faithfully. Dell Scott was born in Swartz, LA in 1923. She passed away ninety-nine years and ten days later. She was raised a Baptist but became a Methodist when she married Willard Harriman on Christmas Day 1942. She lived in Hamburg, AR and many other U.S. towns while Willard completed his Army Air Corp training before leaving to fight WW II in Egypt. They raised four sons.
Dell’s great loves at Germantown United Methodist Church were the Gilbert Sunday School Class and The Music Ministry, especially the choir. She knew many hymns by heart, and she used to joke that the choir sounded wonderful on any given Sunday but that she only heard one voice, her son’s!
Dell, because of her great humility, would be both humbled and thrilled to have anything named after her. The Dell Harriman Music Ministry Endowment will honor Dell’s tremendous faith and support GUMC’s wonderful music program in perpetuity.
The Fund will be used to sponsor concerts and educational workshops with industry leaders for our traditional worship community. The Fund will provide opportunity for the commissioning of new sacred music and subsidize Music Ministry educational travel and performance opportunities to locations such as Lake Junaluska, St. Simon’s, and John Wesley’s England. All contributions to the Fund will remain as principal, with only the interest from contributions being utilized. Proceeds from the Fund will be accessible in full for any need identified by the Minister of Music.
Your participation in developing the fund is encouraged and may be done online by using the Give Here tab found by typing in this link: https://www.germantownumc.org/ways-to-give-2023/. Then select the Dell Harriman Music Endowment Fund in the drop-down menu. Cash, checks and Estate planning gifts may be directed to the church office.
Questions regarding Fund Management may be directed to the Germantown United Methodist Church Executive Minister.