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Planned Giving

At the Georgia United Methodist Foundation, our goal is to educate you on how you might plan your affairs to benefit your family, as well as United Methodist churches and ministries that are close to your heart. If you have any questions about the best way for you to benefit through a planned gift, please contact 770-449-6726, 877-220-5664 or info@gumf.org. A Planned Giving team member will be very pleased to help you.
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How to Give

How to Give

Giving to your church or Georgia United Methodist ministry can be done either directly or through a gift model that can provide tax benefits and even income. Click on a gift model below to learn more.

  • You designate your church or Georgia United Methodist ministry as the beneficiary of your asset by will, trust or other instrument.
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  • Congress recently enacted a permanent extension of the IRA Charitable Rollover. As a result, you can make an IRA rollover gift in 2015, 2016 and beyond.
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  • You can designate your church or Georgia United Methodist ministry as a beneficiary of a retirement, investment or bank account or your life insurance policy.
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  • You transfer your cash or appreciated property to our organization on behalf of your church or Georgia United Methodist ministry in exchange for our promise to pay you fixed income (with rates based on your age) for the rest of your life.
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  • You transfer your cash or appreciated property to fund a charitable trust. The trust sells your property tax free and provides you with income for life or a term of years.
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  • You transfer your cash or appreciated property to fund a charitable trust. The trust sells your property tax free and provides you with fixed income for life or a term of years.
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  • You transfer your cash or property to fund a lead trust that makes gifts to your church or Georgia United Methodist ministry for a number of years. You receive a charitable deduction for the gift. Your family receives...
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  • If you give a portion of your property to us on behalf of your church or Georgia United Methodist ministry to fund a charitable remainder trust, when the entire property sells you receive cash and income for life.
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  • We purchase your property for less than fair market value. You receive the cash and a charitable deduction for the difference between the market value and purchase price.
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  • You may be looking for a way to provide your children with income while making a gift to charity. The Give it Twice Trust is a popular option that allows you to transfer your IRA at death...
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  • You may desire to leave your home or farm to us on behalf of your church or Georgia United Methodist ministry at your death, but would like to receive a current charitable tax deduction. A life estate reserved might offer the solution you need!
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