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First United Methodist Church Georgetown Foundation

Planned gifts through bequests and other gift provisions are important to the future of First United Methodist Church Georgetown.

All who love First United Methodist Church are invited to consider a planned gift to the FUMC Foundation as part of their giving journey. Every household among us is called to think deeply about how to live our faith and to believe that as we are given, we can give. Legacy gifts are potentially for all of us – something to be thought of proportionately to our means, rather than as a matter of how much wealth we do or don’t have.

Immediate gifts may be made by sending a check to: FUMC Foundation, 410 E University Ave, Georgetown, TX 78626, or click the button below:

If the gift is an honorarium or memorial, please note who is to be honored or remembered and where an acknowledgment should be sent. To give online click the button below:

As you consider your journey with First United Methodist Church, we invite you to consider the FUMC Foundation in your estate plans. These can be gifts of any size and can be structured as a dollar amount or percentage. They can also be distributed from life insurance policies, annuities, and IRA and 401(k) accounts.

For more information on planned giving to the FUMC Foundation, please email foundation@fumcgt.org or call the church office at 512-863-2370 x225.

Funds within the Georgetown FUMC Foundation

Facility Endowment Fund:  Supports existing facility needs as well as future needs of our church campus. Annual earnings are reinvested in the fund until a funding need is identified.

Ministry Endowment Fund:  Creates a fund outside of the annual budget to support new and expanding ministries. Distributions from this fund can be used to support and enhance church ministries, including those in the areas of our church focus on families, adults and seniors, as well as missions.

 

Music Endowment Fund:  Supports building and strengthening relationships through shared experiences in music and the arts. Funds support guest musicians for special seasons, vocal and technology internships, scholarships for high school and Southwestern students to be involved in worship.

 

Student Ministries Fund:  This new fund is intended to support additional opportunities for young people to participate in mission trips, camps, intergenerational projects that contribute to their spiritual growth.

 

Bill Jones Scholarship Fund: Established in 2006 in memory of Bill Jones, a longtime

Southwestern University professor and beloved teacher of the Contemporary Forum Sunday School class for 30 years. Graduating high school seniors who are FUMC members and active in church or student ministry are eligible to apply.

 

Learning Tree Scholarship Fund honoring Eric McKinney:  Provides assistance with tuition costs for children in need so they may participate in enriching early childhood experiences through attending The Learning Tree Preschool at FUMC.

 

All funds are invested in portfolios with Texas Methodist Foundation to provide a permanent endowment and a living memorial. The FUMC Foundation is managed by a Board of Directors that is selected through our local church nominations process.