Planned Giving to the Legacy Fund

Announcing the 1869 Society!

Announcing the 1869 Society!
Debbie Haustedt wears her 1869 Society pin at Assembly 2018.

We gathered together in fellowship, joyful worship and at various convenings at Assembly 2018, in Columbus, Ohio, May 18 - 20. Although members had a busy three days, on Sunday, May 20, we came together for one last celebratory event. Over 40 United Methodist Women members attended a reception sponsored by the development office of the national office to recognize their being part of the inaugural class of the 1869 Society.

The 1869 Society, acknowledging our organization’s founding year, was established to honor individuals who have designated United Methodist Women as a beneficiary of a will, trust, retirement plan or life insurance policy.

At the 1869 Society reception, members listened to development staff talk about the society, had their questions answered, and shared Legacy Fund "testimonials" with each other. General Secretary and CEO Harriett Jane Olsen and Board of Directors President Shannon Priddy attended the event and thanked the new members of the 1869 Society.

I named United Methodist Women as the beneficiary of my 403(b) from work. I specifically named the Legacy Fund because I know my gift will benefit women who will grow in faith and gain leadership skills for their own lives. My legacy gift is meaningful to me and that means it is meaningful to United Methodist Women.”  - Shannon Priddy, board of directors president

We extend our heartfelt gratitude and appreciation to the 1869 Society members for their forward vision to leave a personal and lasting legacy that will shape the lives of women, children and youth now and in the future.

To learn more about the 1869 Society, visit: or contact the United Methodist Women Development Office at 212-870-3705 to speak confidentially to a development officer about your giving options and becoming a part of the 1869 Society. You can also e-mail us at When you are ready to inform United Methodist Women of your plans to make a planned gift, please fill out this form and send to the Development office.

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We thank you.

Posted or updated: 7/16/2018 12:00:00 AM
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