Need Help Leaving a Legacy?


By Rev. Keith E. Lawder, GUMF President/CEO

Are you thinking about leaving a legacy gift to your church or a favorite ministry? The Georgia United Methodist Foundation wants to help you find ways to accomplish your legacy giving and estate planning goals. Everyone’s financial situation is a bit different. At GUMF, we are happy to discuss your plans and make suggestions on how you might make a gift. Sometimes you know exactly what you want to do. But sometimes, your situation might require advice from a legal or financial professional. Part of our mission is to promote generous giving from United Methodists.

Bill Vogel and Tracy Crump, GUMF trustees, have begun to put together a list of experienced attorneys and financial advisors familiar with generous giving to churches and ministries. When your wishes involve more complex financial or tax issues and estate plans, we would be happy to share with you contact information from someone on our list.

Please contact Dr. Rick Lanford, Regional Vice President (South Georgia), at 478-256-7130 or, or Nancy Young, Vice President of Development (North Georgia), at 678-708-6601 or, so we can help you with your legacy giving plans.