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Gifts, Tithes, Offerings

For where your heart is, there your treasure will be also. - Matthew 6:21

Legacy Giving to FUMCR Endowment Fund

Honor the generations that have built FUMCR and bless the generations to come with a gift to our Permanent Endowment Fund.

The FUMCR Foundation, Inc., has been established to manage, sustain, and increase our permanent endowment fund. The fund's income is dedicated to the maintenance and care of the physical facilities of FUMCR, in hopes that maintenance costs currently being included in annual operating budgets can ultimately be removed and be replaced by additional missions and ministries. You can enhance the FUMCR of tomorrow by becoming a Legacy Leader today.

From the Foundation Chair

My wife, Debbie, and I have been blessed by the people and ministries of this church more than we could possibly express. That is why we are so excited about helping to build the FUMCR Foundation, Inc., Endowment Fund, which will provide this amazing campus with the resources to keep it functioning and beautiful for years and generations to come and at the same time free up operating budget dollars to support additional outreach and missions. This is unlike any giving that we have ever done before. This is about a lifetime of commitment and a gift that will be part of the future. We have committed to leaving a portion of our estate to the FUMCR Foundation when it is our turn to pass from this place to the next. Please consider joining us in this most important task in leaving a legacy for the future that will never pass away.     -Keith Hall, Chair, FUMCR Foundation, Inc.

Your Legacy Matters Here

Q&A

  • What is the FUMCR Foundation?

    Governed by a 9-member board, the Foundation has been established to manage, sustain, and increase our permanent endowment fund. The fund's income is dedicated to the maintenance and care of the physical facilities of FUMCR, in hopes that maintenance costs currently being included in annual operating budgets can ultimately be removed and be replaced by additional missions and ministries.

    Board members include: Keith Hall (Chair), Kathy Dreyer, Robert Grinsfelder, Paula Harrison, Melinda Lawrence, Jason Lemons, John Luxen, Bill Phillips, Richard Ramey, Dr. Clayton Oliphint (Senior Pastor), and Dianne Weideman (Director of Finance).

  • What is a Legacy Leader?

    A Legacy Leader is someone who has made a commitment to a future gift to the church through family estate planning, memorials, securities, or other planned giving channels. Direct contributions are also welcome.

  • How is this different from an Annual Campaign?

    Our goal is that the endowment fund will cover the care and maintenance of our facilities allowing the annual budget to cover expanded missions and outreach ministries. Legacy giving should not replace an annual pledge.

  • Is my gift tax deductible?

    Yes. The FUMCR Foundation is an approved 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. You should consult with your tax or financial advisor on gifts of this nature.

  • What if I already have plans to provide an estate or future gift to the church?

    If you have not advised the church of your plans, we ask that you complete a non-binding and confidential Estate Intention Letter so that we can count you among our group of Legacy Leaders. You may choose to be anonymous if so desired.

Estate Intention Letter

For more information, please contact Dianne Weideman at dweideman@fumcr.com / 972.996.0131 or Stachia Brothers at sbrothers@fumcr.com / 972.996.0131.