The John Wesley Society Endowment honors members and friends of Wesley United Methodist Church at Frederica who have named the church in their wills and/or other estate plans. The Endowment is not just for the wealthy, it's for everyone! Please notify the church office if you have designated WUMC in your will; the amount need not be disclosed. You may be an Endowment member or remain anonymous.
Call your tax advisor today. For more information on various ways to give, please call the church.
In 2017 the church's finance committee established an endowment fund so that members and friends of the church can provide support in perpetuity for worthy causes.
Contributions in any amount are welcome and may be made in cash, securities, real estate, or other assets. Donor benefits can include income tax deductions, and in the case of appreciated property, avoidance of capital gains taxes.
The most important benefit comes from knowing that a contribution will outlive the life of the donor and that an endowment gift is an effective way of expressing gratitude for God's blessings.
Join us as a partner in the future of Wesley United Methodist Church at Frederica.
Uses of the Endowment
Endowment income will not be used for general operating expenses of the church but for special programs specified by the donor or at the discretion of the Trustees to increase mission giving or other benevolent work.
The endowment is managed by the Georgia United Methodist Endowment, and is invested in a conservative mix of investments.
A portion of each year’s growth will be retained to ensure that the value of the endowment funds is not eroded by inflation. Distribution will be made from the surplus earned.
A specially-named fund can be established. Named funds, in memory or honor of loved ones, may be created with an initial gift of at least $100,000. Additional gifts may be made to the fund at any time.
Contributions in any amount may be made to the general endowment fund. Earnings on the general endowment funds will be distributed by the endowment upon the recommendation of the Endowment Committee and the Georgia United Methodist Endowment.
The Endowment Committee includes seven members, also one Trustee, one Finance Committee Member, and the Pastor of Wesley United Methodist Church at Frederica.