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Planned Giving Education

In 2008, Charitable contributions reported totaled $307.5 billion; of that total, $299 billion was gifted by individuals. Also it is interesting to note that religious organizations were the largest recipient of that $307.5 billion. Religious organization received $106 billion or 25% of all contributions reported in 2008. Source:Giving USA 2009.

Therefore, as recommended by the United Methodist Church 2008 Book of Discipline, it is critical that every church have an endowment fund and provide ongoing seminars and educational materials to church members on how they can effectively give to their United Methodist Church and better provide for their families.

The Foundation maintains a website of resources for educating church members on planned giving opportunities. The resources can be obtained by utilizing our Planned Giving web page: www.umchurchlegacy.org

The Foundation also provides a Planned Giving Professional, Linda L. Gardner, CPA to give educational seminars on various planned giving topics. Linda's free one-hour consultations with individuals help them to explore their possibilities.

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