Endowment Fund and Why We Have One
The mission of the Christ United Methodist Endowment Fund is to provide a permanent source of income for the ministries and vision of our church. The Fund provides an opportunity for you to make a difference for a cause you truly believe in. Giving creates an enduring legacy that will significantly impact current and future generations in their faith journey.
Testimonials from Endowment Givers
- “We have been blessed every day. Even when we didn’t have a lot of money when we were first married, God was so good to us. Now we can be generous to others. We’re old and want to establish a rainy day fund so the church can carry on through difficult times in the future.”
- “My wife loved Christ United Methodist Church. This gift to the endowment fund is a thank you from her to the many people at CUMC who made church an important part of her life.”
- “Christ United Methodist Church was an important part of my life and I want to remember my church in my will.”
An Endowment gift can be given by members or friends at any time. Cash, stocks and bonds, real estate, life insurance, and saving bonds are examples of gifts that can be given immediately. These same gifts can be made at the end of life, with additional options such as bequests, charitable trusts and annuities, retirement plan assets, tangible personal property, and life insurance death benefits. A gift can easily be given by designating it in your will or trust. With the advice of an attorney or financial planner, charitable planned giving may also have potential benefits to reduce estate taxes or provide for long term income goals.
Administration of the Endowment Funds
The Rocky Mountain United Methodist Foundation manages the fund’s assets using socially responsible investment practices. The gifts and bequests are carefully and professionally managed, creating maximum returns to provide long term income.
The Christ United Methodist Endowment Fund Committee using the fund guidelines, oversees and makes the decisions regarding the distribution and use of the Fund’s earnings.
Resources to Help You
The members of the Christ United Methodist Endowment Committee are ready to assist anyone who wants to explore the options or desires more information about contributing to the Endowment Fund. Please contact the church office at (970) 226-2341 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org and a committee member will contact you.
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