Foundation News: January 2024

Time is running out! Don't miss our educational webinar:

New Year's Resolution: Estate Planning for 2024

If you have questions about writing your will, or are simply wondering where to start, join us next week for this free online training!

WHEN: Wednesday, January 31st, 2024 at 6:30pm CST

WHERE: Virtually via Zoom

WHO: YOU! Anyone thinking of creating or reviewing their estate plan. Hosted by IUMF Executive Director Katharine Yarnell. Presentation by Johni Hays.

Johni Hays, Senior Vice President, Thompson & Associates, is a national presence in the field of estate planning. She has written and lectured about this topic, helping people take charge of their estate plans and at the same time, showing them how to leave more for their heirs than they thought possible.

Register for this webinar here or by emailing [email protected]. We will send you the link for the Zoom call when you register.

NOW Accepting Scholarship Applications

With over 100 scholarships to award this year, the Foundation encourages all UM students in Iowa to check out our scholarship program. When you are ready, click the red APPLY NOW button and you will be taken to our third party partner's site to apply. Once you complete the application, you will automatically be submitted for each scholarship for which you qualify; you don't need to choose or learn the criteria for each one.

Applications will be accepted until March 1st, 2024. Please visit Kaleidoscope's Help Center for application questions, or email [email protected].

Going green?

The Foundation wants to help! Encourage your church to:

  • Sign up to receive statements via email instead of paper via mail.

  • Tell your congregation about the Foundation's online Giving Portal, from which donors can add money directly into their church's endowment.

More resources

Chronicle of Philanthropy: What Philanthropy and Nonprofits Lose as Religion Fades

Thompson & Associates: Navigating the Philanthropy Landscape in 2024

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