Resources for: Donors

Gifts come in many shapes and sizes

There are many ways to make a planned gift for the benefit of your local church or another favorite United Methodist ministry. Choosing the right planned gift can have the added benefits of helping you minimize taxes and address other planning considerations.

For more information about all donor options, click here.

Forms & Information

Sample Bequest Language

A gift through your estate plan may be made several different ways.  Below are two sets of suggested wording to include your church in your will or trust document.  Please discuss and share these options with your attorney.

Specific Percentage of Estate

I give and bequeath to The Missouri United Methodist Foundation, Inc., a Missouri not-for-profit, tax-exempt corporation, as a permanent endowment, ___________ percent of my gross estate, for the benefit of (name of UM-related institution(s) or local church).

Specific Amount of Estate

I give and bequeath to The Missouri United Methodist Foundation, Inc., a Missouri not-for-profit, tax-exempt corporation, as a permanent endowment, $________________ to be used for the benefit of (name of UM-related institution(s) or local church).