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United Methodist Women Donor Stories

  • Giving Makes Mission Possible
    Giving Makes Mission Possible
    My mother, Dorothy Saul, her sisters, and her mother were active in United Methodist Women and the Women's Society of World...
  • Betty Prentice
    Betty Prentice
    As a new bride living in Wichita Falls, Texas, 50 years ago, Betty Prentice hadn't even heard of the Wesleyan Service Guild...
  • Leaving a legacy, giving back
    Leaving a legacy, giving back
    Longtime United Methodist Women member makes a gift from her will to support future generations of United Methodist Women.
  • Ethel Born
    Ethel Born
    Ethel Born says, with a twinkle in her eye, "It was not in my plan."

Gift Examples in Various Life Situations

  • Tax-Free Sale
    Patricia and Howard were age 55 when they purchased some development land outside of town, and they thought it would be a good investment that they could later sell.
  • Capital Gains Tax Bypassed
    Estella was nearing retirement. Over the years, with the help of her financial advisor, she made solid investments in securities.
  • Sale and Unitrust
    Chris and Howard purchased stock in a small medical service company several years ago. Now, they are looking for a way to save taxes.
  • The Retirement Unitrust
    Naomi grew up on a farm. When her parents passed away, she inherited the farm. Now, several developers would like to build homes on the farmland.
  • Property Turns Into Income
    Miranda lived in the family home where she and her spouse had raised their children. After her spouse passed away, Miranda found it increasingly difficult to care for her home.
  • Part Gift and Part Sale
    Sue and Jim bought a vacant lot many years ago. They had planned to build a second home so that their children could spend their summers along the lake.
  • Current Gifts
    As is the case with many families, there are times each year when Daesub and Mi Sook focus their attention on gift giving.
  • A Bequest to Further Good Work
    Beverly was a dedicated volunteer. Over the years, she had seen many individuals impacted by the good work of United Methodist Women.
  • A Bequest to Save Taxes
    Kim was a widow who had a great love for United Methodist Women. As an individual who had directly benefited from our work, Kim wanted to thank us with a gift from her estate.
  • Leading for the Future
    Carolyn spent many years volunteering and supporting United Methodist Women. She wanted to give back in a way that would help fulfill its mission.
  • Give it Twice Trust
    While visiting the Wills Planner on United Methodist Women's website, June, a surviving spouse, came across the idea of a Give it Twice Trust.
  • Providing for Our Children's Future
    Joe and Kathy worked for years building their nest egg for retirement. They also want to provide for their children.
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