The Foundation grants touch people at every age and life stage, enable missionary work around the corner and around the world, and provide improvements to church facilities so that RUMC can continue to physically accommodate a wide variety of programs (from job networking groups to a preschool to special programs for seniors) that impact the RUMC community as well as the community at large. The RUMC Foundation, Inc. is funded through direct donations, planned charitable gifts such as bequests and trusts, and investment appreciation. Because the primary asset base is preserved in perpetuity, Foundation donations are gifts that keep on giving.

Leaving a Christian legacy

Ever wonder what an endowment does or can do? Join Bill Lewis and his son Jim as they discuss the legacy of Suzanne W. Lewis, why they created the Suzanne W. Lewis Memorial for Youth in her honor with The RUMC Foundation, and what the endowment means to their family and to the church.

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Donate Online

Making your gift to the RUMC Foundation has never been easier. Donate online to the endowment of your choice and be part of RUMC's Christian legacy.

Make a Gift to the Foundation Tax-Free From Your IRA

In late 2015, legislation was passed that makes IRA charitable rollovers a permanent option for anyone who meets the following criteria:

You must be 70 1/2 years or older at the time of your giftThe transfer must go directly to the charity or charities (such as The RUMC Foundation, Inc.!) of your choiceThe total IRA gift amount cannot exceed $100,000Such gifts are free from federal income tax each year and count toward IRA required minimum distribution amounts for the year of the gift. Please check with your IRA administrator or your tax advisor for more information.