A bequest is a gift made through your will.  A bequest to the Foundation can support the ministry that you love and can create a legacy that is a testament to your faith.    

Your Last Will and Testament is a statement of your values.  Your will can include a testimony to your faith; by including bequests to ministry you can not only illustrate your faith through your actions, but you can also make a transformational impact on the ministry that is close to your heart.

Bequests are flexible and offer the advantage of being revocable.  Gifts through your will can be for a specific dollar amount or for a percentage of your estate.  They can be a residual bequest so that the amount of the gift is what remains after you have provided for all of your other family and loved ones..  A gift from your estate through your will can be contingent on another event, such as your spouse pre-deceasing you. 

If you are considering a bequest to the Foundation to benefit a United Methodist ministry, please contact us.  We are happy to work with you and your estate planner as you consider the possibilities of a bequest.


  • You can download suggested will language for a bequest to the Foundation at this link.  
  • For a sample Christian Preamble, click on this link.
  • To read about how one donor created a legacy through a bequest that will help young people attend school, click on this link.

The Foundation does not give legal advice or tax advice.  Always consult with your own advisors before deciding which gift works best for your circumstances.