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Donor Stories

Donor Stories

Learn how others have made an impact through their acts of giving to our organization and others.

  • Bequests
    Joe and Anna have been members of their United Methodist Church for the last ten years. Their faith leads them to believe that it is important to support their church with their prayers, presence, service, witness and especially their financial resources.
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  • Tax-Free Sale
    Howard and Janet White, loyal members of their United Methodist Church, were age 55 when they purchased some development land outside of town. They thought it would be a good investment that they could later sell for a higher price.
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  • Fixed Income for Retirement
    After working for decades as a pediatrician in a small rural town, Patricia Brown was ready to retire so she could serve more frequently as a volunteer from missions through her United Methodist Church.
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  • Capital Gains Tax Bypassed
    Peter and Gail Williamson were nearing retirement. Over the years, God had blessed them with substantial accumulated assets and with the help of their financial advisor they made solid investments in securities and built a sizable portfolio.
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  • Peace of Mind Gift Annuity
    Many years ago, Clara sold her home and decided to build her next home from the ground up. She was very pleased with how the house turned out and especially with the integrity of the homebuilder and the quality of work.
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  • Sale and Unitrust
    Gene and Carol White are members their United Methodist Church. After attending a planned giving program given by the United Methodist Foundation, Gene and Carol began looking for ways to make a planned gift to their church.
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  • The Retirement Unitrust
    Mary Friendly grew up on a farm. When her parents passed away, she and her husband, Bill, inherited the farm.
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  • Property Turns Into Income
    Miranda lived in the family home where she and her spouse had raised their children. After her spouse passed, Miranda found it increasingly difficult to care for her home.
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  • Flexible Deferred Gift Annuity
    Lewis is a 54-year-old executive at a large healthcare company. He purchased company stock during years when the stock price was low, and now the stock has grown substantially.
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  • Part Gift and Part Sale
    Susan and Kevin bought their first home many years ago. They had planned to build a second home so that their children could spend their summers along the lake.
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  • Current Gifts
    As is the case with many families, there are times each year when Jim and Sharon focus their attention on gift giving.
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  • A Bequest to Further Good Work
    Nancy and David were dedicated volunteers. Over the years, they had seen many individuals helped by the good work of their favorite charity.
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  • Deferred Gift Annuity
    Several years ago Larry and Allison invested $30,000 in what they believed to be an attractive stock. It turned out to be a very wise decision.
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  • Gift Annuity for Real Estate
    Jonathan purchased a home many years ago for $80,000. The home has appreciated substantially over the years and is now worth $420,000.
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  • A Bequest to Save Taxes
    Thomas was a widower who had a great love for our organization. As an individual who had directly benefited from our work.
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  • Leading for the Future
    Luke and Candice spent many years volunteering and supporting their favorite charity. They wanted to give back in a way that would help fulfill its mission.
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  • Give it Twice Trust
    While visiting the Wills Planner on her favorite charity's website, June, a surviving spouse, came across the idea of a Give it Twice Trust.
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  • Providing for Our Children's Future
    Joe and Kathy worked for years building their nest egg for retirement. They also want to provide for their children.
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  • Donor Advised Funds
    Harvey and Elaine had a dilemma. They wanted to make a significant financial contribution to their church but also had desires to support several United Methodist institutions as well as other charities.
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