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Each year since 2006, Congress has allowed certain donors to make a gift through a Charitable IRA Rollover where the IRA administrator makes the distribution directly to a qualified charity, such as the United Methodist Foundation of West...

At year-end we often express thanks to God by giving to others.   Careful consideration of the form and timing of your charitable gifts can help magnify the impact of your gift on ministry.  You may learn that you can make a gift...

Do you have a Last Will and Testament?  While a surprising number of people find ways to procrastinate concerning this important step in estate planning, there are compelling reasons to get this task completed.  If you do not have a...

The United Christian Food Pantry of Braxton County is an interdenominational collaboration of several area churches, including several United Methodist Churches dedicated to alleviating hunger in their community.  Last year it provided food...

Each year since 2006, Congress has allowed an Charitable IRA Rollover directly to a qualified charity. Until now, the rollover provision has only been enacted at the end of each year, so donors have often had to wait until the end of the year to...

The Grants Committee of the United Methodist Foundation of West Virginia Board of Trustees met in December.  The Committee awarded a grant to the Crossroads United Methodist Church in the Little Kanawha district to provide start up funds for...

Planning for Endowment Growth

Once upon a time there was a lovely church set in the mountains of the West Virginia Annual Conference.  Its members were active ministers in the community, serving as Christ’s...

I give, devise, and bequeath the rest, residue and remainder of my estate…

This sentence contains two of the most common “legal triplets”—sets of synonyms that are frequently used in legal documents to express the same meaning as...