Foundation News: October 2023


Don't miss out on these opportunities:

Estate Planning Guidance with Our Gift to You!

This program includes meetings with expert estate planning lawyer Johni Hays of Thompson & Associates. Participants meet with Johni once per month to review and/or develop a will and estate plan. There is no pressure or obligation to leave a gift to anyone, and you leave knowing your plan tells your story, reflects your values and supports your loved ones. Email us at [email protected] to set up your first call with Johni or learn more.

Scholarships open for applications December 1st!

Let the Foundation help the students in your congregation! We offer over 100 scholarships to UM students in Iowa, and applications are accepted December 1 - March 1 annually. Starting December 1st, there will be a red APPLY NOW button on our page that will take you to a third party site to apply. As we get ready to launch scholarship season, we encourage you to visit our website and see the different types of scholarships we offer. Email [email protected] with questions.

Did you know? You can donate anonymously to your church through IUMF! The Foundation's online giving tool allows anyone to give to their church (or another cause like a scholarship or hunger relief) directly and, if you wish, anonymously. Just click the red GIVE button on our homepage and complete the online donation form. Any amount is appreciated!

Now posted: IUMF 3rd Quarter Fund Performance

Our fund performance figures are updated quarterly here. We encourage all account holders to review their statement each quarter, as well as the detailed breakdown in the Full Quarterly Report. We are happy to schedule a meeting with your Finance or Endowment Committee to review your church's investments or investment strategy!

More Resources: Stelter: How to and Why You Should Love Your Donors

Lewis Center: 5 Key Principles for Fostering Generosity in Children

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