The Roswell United Methodist Church Foundation Honors Christian Legacies Through The 1836 Registry
On September 28, 2014, Bevin Newton, former executive director of The Roswell United Methodist Church Foundation, Inc., introduced The 1836 Registry during the 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. worship services at Roswell United Methodist Church.
“We celebrate alongside the RUMC family for establishing a planned giving initiative, which led to the creation of The 1836 Registry,” said Rev. Charles (Chuck) W. Savage II, retired president/CEO of the Georgia United Methodist Foundation.
“The 1836 Registry was named for the year our church forefathers established a Methodist church in Roswell. It recognizes and honors those who have chosen to make a legacy gift to RUMC through The RUMC Foundation,” Bevin said. “Legacy gifts make a difference in perpetuity to the life and work of RUMC because they establish new endowments or contribute to the growth of existing endowments.”
An endowment is a permanent fund bestowed upon an individual or institution to be used for a specific purpose. All legacy gifts to The RUMC Foundation offer tax advantages. A bequest is the most common form of legacy gift. It can be easily established with a simple codicil to a will, or with an amendment to a trust. Other legacy gift options include:
- Gifting stocks, bonds, or other securities
- Naming the church as a beneficiary of a retirement asset or life insurance policy
- Donating inherited assets or real estate
- Establishing a charitable gift annuity
- Creating charitable remainder or lead trusts
"The 1836 Registry participants will create a Christian legacy that will benefit our church's work in this world in perpetuity. Each person decides which of their ministry passions to fund and/or how they would like to honor the memory or life of a loved one,” Bevin said. “We will also provide each participant with a Registry pin that will serve as an outward and visible sign of their Christian stewardship.”
If you are interested in establishing a planned giving initiative or a registry that honors legacy giving, please contact the GUMF today at 770-449-6726, 877-220-5664 or email@example.com.