Charitable IRA Rollover Gifts

Planning your estate requires thoughtful consideration of your beneficiaries, knowledge of your options, and an understanding of taxation. If you plan on giving to both your family and charity, knowing what gifts will make the biggest impact for each can be a great asset. Good gifts to consider for family and children are stocks, homes, […]

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Generosity Matters – Summer 2018

Charitable Gift Annuity Rates Become More Attractive The return rates of charitable gift annuities increased July 1, 2018, which highlights them as an even better gift option to consider for both you and those who will benefit from it. Continue Reading Spring Board Meeting at Dothan FUMC Exciting projects are on the horizon for this […]

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Charitable Gift Annuity Rates to Become More Attractive July 2018

Giving is not only an important way to support the ministry and mission God gave the church, but it is also an essential part of our growth as followers of God. To aid in that growth, there are many opportunities and options available when thinking about making a planned gift; one great option to consider […]

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Generosity Matters – Spring 2018

God-sized Dreams for San Pedro Mission This is a “God-sized dream” says McClellan “I believe that (San Pedro Mission’s) passion toward a just and deliberate ministry with a growing Hispanic population is not only relevant, but a requirement of the gospel…” Continue Reading A Will Isn’t the Only Way to Plan Your Estate Creating an […]

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5 Ways to Give with the New Tax Laws

Remember, if you itemize you will be able to receive a charitable tax deduction. Charitable IRA Rollover – Donors over age 70 1/2 can make charitable gifts up to $100,000 through a Charitable IRA Rollover. These gifts are directly transferred to the charity and avoid income tax upon withdrawal and count towards meeting the required […]

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A Will Isn’t the Only Way to Plan Your Estate

When it comes to financial stewardship, having a plan in place for your estate is incredibly important. God has blessed us with many accumulated gifts over a lifetime. Your plan for these gifts is a great way to show others what you value: family, church, charities, people, and organizations that have made an impact in […]

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God-sized Dreams for San Pedro Mission

One of the most awe-inspiring things we get to witness at the UM Foundation is God working through individuals and churches to fulfill the Great Commission. Within the Baypines District, San Pedro Mission is one such community of believers that brings us such great joy to watch. This congregation is on fire for God and […]

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Who is the Development Fund?

The AWF Development Fund is a service of the Alabama-West Florida United Methodist Foundation offering loans to churches and investment opportunities to churches and individuals. United Methodist individuals, churches, and agencies can deposit funds into savings through the AWF Development Fund and earn interest while helping other AWF Conference churches and agencies get needed loans […]

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3 Tips to Focus on Generosity

Easter is just around the corner! The to-do lists are getting longer and longer, and the last thing you need to think about are promotions, graphics, images, and flyers to get the word out about all your Easter services and events. We have gathered a few useful and FREE resources to save time this Easter season! 1) Webinar: 5 […]

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Generosity Matters – Winter 2018

Transformational, Not Transactional We view everything we do as a ministry of generosity, and our goal as an AWF Conference agency is to see lives changed, generosity increased, churches grow, and ministries expand. We are in the transformational, not transactional, business. Below are just a few ways the Alabama-West Florida United Methodist Foundation can partner […]

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