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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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Planned Giving Staff

Our Staff
Charles W. Savage II Rev. Keith E. Lawder
770-449-6726 • 877-220-5664
404-906-1425 (Cell)
Keith Lawder serves as President/CEO of the Georgia United Methodist Foundation. Prior to his appointment in 2016, he served as a long-time member of the Loan and Executive Committees, as well as the Board of Trustees. He is passionate about the work of the GUMF and plans to utilize his education and careers in banking and in pastoral ministry to build awareness of the many ways the GUMF can help ministries and individuals sow seeds of faith for future generations. Keith has served three United Methodist churches within the Atlanta area since 2003. He received a Master of Divinity degree from Candler School of Theology at Emory University in 2005 and holds an MBA and BA (Psychology) degrees from the University of Virginia. Prior to his retirement in 2005, Keith worked for Wachovia Bank since 1974 serving as Senior Vice President, Group Executive, and State Risk Officer.
Rev. Wayne Racz Rev. Stephen A. Waldorf
Vice President of Development
478-746-9688 ext. 124 (Macon Office)
478-747-0042 (Cell)
Steve Waldorf became the Vice President of Development at the Georgia United Methodist Foundation in 2015. He is passionate about using his gifts and graces to help others leave planned gifts that will benefit their church and the ministries they cherish. Previously, Steve had served as a United Methodist pastor since 1981.
Nancy Young, MSW, MPA Nancy Young, MSW, MPA
Director of Planned Giving and Scholarships
678-708-6601 (Cell)
Nancy brings over 35 years of nonprofit experience in the areas of fundraising, major donor development, training, special events, planned giving and facilities management. Prior to joining GUMF, Nancy served as Vice President of Development for Action Ministries. She began her career in development while serving as the Executive Director of the YWCA of New Britain, Connecticut.