Making a gift without missing a thing

Often when we make a gift to a friend, relative, or special cause, we have to give something up.  When we shop, we must pay for our purchase.  When we take someone out to eat, we must pay the bill.  But, did you know you can make a big difference while not giving anything away – at least not anything you would miss?

Have you considered including a provision for a United Methodist cause in your will or estate plan.  You can use this method to establish an endowment fund to benefit your local church or favorite United Methodist ministry, and the effect can be tremendous.

Everyone should have a will and update it regularly.  If you do not have a will, make an appointment with your attorney to draft one.  If you have one, call your attorney and ask if it needs updating.  Drafting or revising an estate plan is surprisingly simple.

Perhaps the best part of including a gift in your will is knowing you have secured a legacy matching your life’s goals.  You will be remembered for the good you did and impact you made.

Contact David Battles at the Foundation for more information on establishing an endowment fund for your church through your will.