legacy Giving

A farmer who plants only a few seeds will get a small crop. But the one who plants generously will get a generous crop.
2 Corinthians 9:6 NLT
 

The Legacy Endowment Fund is a permanent endowment set up by DUMC to provide DUMC with the financial resources needed to support DUMC’s Christian ministries and missions forever. Donations made to the Legacy Endowment Fund will be invested consistent with Methodist principles and values and as the endowment grows, 3-5% will be used to support DUMC’s annual missions and Kingdom growth activities while the endowment continues to grow over time.

The Legacy Endowment fund allows each of us the opportunity to foster Kingdom growth well after our time on earth has ended.
 

What is Legacy Giving?

Legacy giving is designed to provide people with the opportunity to create their own legacy in support of the Christian missions each of us care most about for generations to come. By either providing donations during their lives or by including the DUMC in their wills after they pass away, DUMC members can help to endow DUMC missions with financial support, in effect paying it forward to grow His Kingdom and strengthening our Christian family here at DUMC in perpetuity.
 

How Does Legacy Giving Work?

Individuals can make donations in the form of cash, stock, insurance policies, real estate or other valuables to the Legacy endowment fund at DUMC annually. Additionally, families can include DUMC in their estate planning strategies by bequeathing a portion of their estate to the Church. These donations will be invested in an endowment managed by the Mid Atlantic United Methodist Foundation consistent with Methodist values and principles. As the endowment’s value grows, a portion of the fund will be distributed to DUMC each year to help support kingdom growth activities and missions at DUMC.
 

Why Legacy Giving?

By creating an endowment fund that will be invested and carefully managed, we will able to provide ongoing support for the missions we  believe in, independent of DUMC’s annual budgetary needs thus insuring that DUMC’s legacy of service continues forever!

Senior Pastor Sunil Balasundaram on Legacy Giving