President of the Board
Chair, Investment Committee
“I have had the privilege of serving on the Board of the MAUMF for over 12 years, chairing the Board for all but 2 of those years. I am very proud of the work this organization has done and continues to do in preserving and growing funds of the local churches that they have and will continue to use for vital ministry programs and in our helping to educate pastors and lay leaders on best practices in stewardship and generosity. I am also honored to have been associated with the outstanding Christian men and women who have and are serving on the Board and staff of the MAUMF. These associations have helped me to grow in my own Christian faith. Serving has truly been a rewarding experience, both in seeing the results of what we do and how it has affected me personally.”
Tom Black, President
The Mid-Atlantic United Methodist Foundation (MAUMF) is a tax-exempt nonprofit formed to serve three conferences of the United Methodist Church: Eastern Pennsylvania, Peninsula–Delaware, and the Baltimore–Washington Conferences.
Together, these conferences include 392,000 United Methodists and 1,500 churches.
Since the merging of foundations in 2010, MAUMF has steadily grown assets under management. Today, MAUMF is approaching one hundred million in assets invested on behalf of the churches within the conferences we serve.
Half of MAUMF’s fees pays its investment managers, and the other half is re-invested in our mission of helping churches thrive. As assets under management grow, MAUMF has offered more classes, more speakers who visit churches to energize stewardship, and more free financial consulting for our conference churches.
MAUMF partners with Fulton Financial Advisors to administer a family of funds developed exclusively for MAUMF. This allows our financial managers to diversify across a broad spectrum of asset classes and categories.
Money is a vital ministry tool. MAUMF helps churches develop a culture of generous giving. We then help make the most of those assets to help each church advance its ministries – within congregations, across communities, and around the world.
MAUMF has selected Fulton Financial Advisors, a $5.1 billion firm offering a broad array of financial products and trust and retirement services, for its recordkeeping and financial services. With over 100 years of combined investment management experience throughout our market areas, Fulton provides the highest quality services available today. Based in Lancaster, PA, Fulton operates through affiliates of Fulton Financial Corporation and maintains regional offices in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey, and Virginia.
In addition to Fulton, MAUMF has selected a number of additional investment advisors to support the diversification of and maximize the returns of its investments.
Bybel Rutledge LLP Louise Hutchinson is legal counsel to MAUMF. As a partner in private practice, she advises organizations on commercial legal matters and often operates in a general counsel role. Her experience includes counselor to religious and other nonprofit organizations, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary to a connector manufacturer, FDIC attorney and nonprofit board member, officer and volunteer. A graduate of Bucknell University and Case Western Reserve University School of Law, where she was a member of the Law Review, Louise was raised in First UMC in Pottsville, Pennsylvania. Having practiced law in Philadelphia, Valley Forge and Harrisburg, she resides in the Hershey area where she is a member of Grace United Methodist Church.
MAUMF has selected Crescendo Interactive, a company founded in 1984 and based in Camarillo, CA, to provide its planned giving and major gift services. Visit MAUMF's giving and gift website here.