If you are a faithful United Methodist who would like to make a difference in the lives of people in your church, community, or across the globe, but are not sure about the best way to make a gift or which organizations to support, the Foundation can help!
Follow this helpful guide to carefully consider your personal giving, then give us a call.
Step 1: Get some clarity.
Before you consider what to give, consider why you want to give. Think about what is important to you. What issues or problems are impacting your church, your community, or our society? What would you change if you could? The Foundation can help you find a United Methodist organization that can address your reasons for giving.
Step 2: Consider timing.
When you think of your interests, do you want to make an immediate impact? Or do you want to make sure you have an impact long into the future? If you could do both, would you? The answers to these questions will help you determine the best way to give.
Step 3: Think about your resources.
If you’d like to make an immediate impact, think about your current income or other cash assets such as stock. If you’d like to make a long-term impact, consider your assets, estate plans, and current beneficiaries of insurance plans or retirement funds.
Step 4: Find the right fit.
Now, with your interests in mind, and knowing the timing of your gift, plus which of your resources you’d like to share, it’s time to determine the best giving vehicle for you. The Foundation can help you determine which vehicle is right for your needs. Some of your options include:
- Cash gift
- Stock transfer
- Charitable Gift Annuity
- Life Insurance beneficiary
- Individual Endowment
Most importantly, reach out to the Foundation to have a conversation about your giving. We are here to help you reach your personal charitable goals and look forward to serving you. You can reach us at 614-844-6200.