The Legacy Fund: Endowing the future of mission for the next 150 years.
United Methodist Women will be celebrating 150 years of mission in 2019. We have been given a strong foundation by our fore mothers. Their wise financial planning has left us a legacy that continues to change lives in communities down the street and around the world.
So while, in the 21st century, we celebrate the past 150 years of mission work, we also need to prepare for the next 150. We can almost imagine the challenges our daughters and granddaughters will face as they take on the legacy of United Methodist Women. We need to prepare a firm foundation so they are free to address the challenges of their time head on and affect real change.
And to do this, we've started an endowment called The Legacy Fund.
The Legacy Fund is a forward-thinking permanent endowment with income dedicated to strengthening United Methodist Women. The total program of United Methodist Women is mission. United Methodist Women service, advocacy and transformative learning opportunities equip members to be agents of change and promotes the empowerment of women that is essential to address the root causes of so many conditions harming women, children and youth.
The Legacy Fund will provide the tools, resources and personnel to distribute United Methodist Women's grants, scholarships, coordinate with mission personnel and support technological updates like operating systems for data and communication, and more.
Ensuring a regular source of support for these core expenses will free future generations to budget Mission Giving to connect directly with the needs of women, children and youth. It will allow our successors to promote Mission Giving in a totally different way.
And we'd like to invite you to be a part of this legacy as we begin our 5 year celebration of the 150th anniversary of the organization.
The campaign officially launched at Assembly 2014, will be celebrated at Assembly 2018, and will culminate in 2019, the 150th year.
The celebration of the 150th anniversary will involve the organization at all levels, and will raise contributions to The Legacy Fund to permanently sustain our ongoing mission with women, children, and youth.
Together we can make it happen.