First UMC Appreciates MAUMF Re-investment to Support Local Churches

First UMC, Milford, DE

For First UMC in Milford, Delaware, the bottom line is financial security and a significant financial yield. But as a community of faith, certain of the knowledge that all good things come from God, they believe their money can be invested ethically to promote the United Methodist priorities outlined in the Social Principles. They could place their money with a number of firms, but they choose to entrust it to MAUMF because they know their return on investment will not be diminished. But more importantly to them, the money MAUMF produces will be funneled back into the growing of disciples and strengthening of the local church. Through portfolio screening, social impact investing, shareholder advocacy and investment in church ministries, their money takes on a voice, providing testimony and tools for social action and the growth of God’s kingdom.

Testimonials

“Unlike traditional banks and other investment institutions, MAUMF does its work through people who are accessible and know money but also know our churches and the meaning of ‘love thy neighbor.’”

Lawrence Pelham Simpson UMC Wilmington, DE February 22, 2017

“Trinity UMC had not established a formal approach for extraordinary or planned gifts. With the help of MAUMF, we are now fully engaged... They met with us, provided guidance, furnished material and are always available for continued dialogue. Trinity’s Endowment Committee is now up and running with great expectations for fulfilling our mission. This is in large measure due to the partnership we have forged with the MAUMF.”

Warren Rice Endowment Committee Chair, Trinity UMC, Prince Frederick, MD February 22, 2017

“Our investment committee decided to commit the large share of our endowments with MAUMF over a year ago. It was a decision thoroughly analyzed, discussed, and prayed upon. We can gladly say this decision was the proper one. We receive timely monthly reports, and all inquiries are met with immediate attention. MAUMF is flexible, informative and is willing to go the extra mile for us. Our experience at Grace is only positive and we certainly recommend the them to any other church body that desire to put God’s resources to work for God’s glory.”

Clark Carr Pastor, Grace UMC, Hagerstown, Md. February 22, 2017