MAUMF Helps Attract and Manage Legacy Gifts and Planned Giving


Glen Mar UMC, MD

Glen Mar UMC in Maryland had a bold vision. But they recognized that intention alone isn’t always enough. They needed proven, creative ways to encourage and increase giving among their church members. The staff at MAUMF listened to what the church values and helped them put together a plan that reflects and expands the church’s ideas about stewardship. Legacy gifts and planned giving, in which individuals ensure that important minis­tries continue to thrive, are becoming part of the church’s culture. Because the church invests more than $150,000 with MAUMF, half of their money goes to support ministry and mission outside their congregation. In this way, they’re honoring the body of Christ, reaching out to others who are seeking to grow. If your church has a dream, MAUMF has a plan.


“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