Leaving a Legacy Through the Foundation


From Legacy Ministry Training and Wills Clinics to a special website (gumfplannedgiving.org) and weekly e-newsletters, the Georgia United Methodist Foundation offers a wealth of planned giving resources to elevate and advance the mission of the church. Read on to discover how the Foundation helps congregations, organizations, and individuals leave a lasting legacy.

Bill Coffeen
Due West UMC Legacy Ministry Committee Chair, Marietta

“Due West UMC enrolled in the Foundation’s Legacy Ministry Training Program to increase the likelihood of success in building an endowment of lasting value. Using the videos and related support materials helped us as a committee to stay on track. While the concept of an endowment is quite simple, creating the framework to sustain it is far more complex and requires thorough due diligence. The Foundation’s tools and readily available phone consultations greatly benefited our church as it would any other Methodist community of believers.”

The Rev. Dr. Deborah S. Holloway
Headland Heights UMC Pastor, East Point

“Headland Heights UMC hosted an Estate Workshop with Mathew Pinson, Foundation president and CEO, Attorney Angelia M. McMillan, and Racine Rikard, Primerica Financial Services regional vice president. Our goals were to educate the congregation on wills and trusts, beneficiary designations, power of attorney, directives for medical care, leaving a legacy to the church, and ways to give. The Foundation helped Headland view themselves individually as church members and how collectively they could help the church financially through legacy gifts.”

Neal Moore
Planned Giving Donor, St. Marys

“My late wife, Linda, loved the boys at The Methodist Home and loved helping people and animals. I established a charitable gift annuity with the Georgia United Methodist Foundation in her memory because she deserves to be remembered. I know this is what Jesus wanted me to do because He says to love your neighbor as yourself. After I’m gone, the remaining funds will support the causes she cared deeply about: The Methodist Home, the Camden Community Crisis Center, and the Humane Society of Camden County.”

Alison Evans
The Methodist Home President/CEO, Macon

“For many years, Neal Moore and his wife, Linda, have supported our Home for boys in St. Marys and other charitable causes. After Linda passed away, Neal wanted to ensure their annual giving to these entities remained strong long after his death. While the Georgia United Methodist Foundation can assist churches and organizations like The Methodist Home in many ways, one of their major strengths is working with individual donors to help them reach their charitable giving goals. I introduced Neal to Dr. Rick Lanford (Foundation regional vice president), who I knew could help make this happen. The Georgia United Methodist Foundation proved to be the right partner.”