There are many ways to make a gift in remembrance of someone special that will have meaningful significance for years to come for your local United Methodist church or favorite United Methodist cause. Here are a few options to consider, from the Oklahoma United Methodist Foundation.
A memorial gift of cash or property
A gift of cash is one of the simplest ways to remember your loved one or friend. This gift can be made to your church’s permanent endowment fund, to a memorial fund, or to a specific ministry dear to your loved one.
When you make your gift, please designate the person you wish to remember.
If you are making a memorial gift of appreciated stock or real estate, your tax deduction may depend on the type of property gifted. Call the Oklahoma United Methodist Foundation at 800-259-6863 for more information on giving appreciated stock or real estate, or visit the planned giving section of our website at www.okumf.org.
Make a deductible gift and receive life income
You may wish to make a memorial gift while providing current life income for yourself. With a memorial gift annuity, you make a gift of your cash or appreciated property in honor of someone and we will to pay you fixed income for life (with rates based on your age). You receive a charitable deduction for the value of your gift. After a lifetime of payments, the gift annuity will be used for mission and ministry by funding an endowment for your United Methodist church or favorite ministry.
Make a bequest
You may consider making a memorial gift in the future. By directing that a gift be made in your will or trust in memory of your loved one, you can continue their legacy.
Your bequest may be made in the following ways:
Make a gift of any cash amount.
Make a gift of a percentage of your estate.
Give a specific asset from your estate.
Give from the residuum of your estate
Any of these methods are ways in which you can remember your loved one and create a lasting memory. Contact the Foundation for more information on memorial giving.