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.

Harry L. Hall Scholarship Fund

Individual Scholarship Award Amount: up to $1,000

The RUMC Foundation, Inc.’s Harry L. Hall Scholarships is awarded annually to Roswell United Methodist Church members who are currently seniors in high school and will be enrolling in a college or university for the upcoming fall semester. The scholarships are made payable to the college or university that the recipient will be attending to cover the recipient’s tuition or other applicable expenses.

Each year, the RUMC Foundation’s Board of Directors will award as many scholarships possible that come from the prior year’s Harry L. Hall Endowment’s investment earnings.

Eligibility Criteria

1. The applicant must have been an active member of Roswell United Methodist Church for a period of at least one year prior to submission of the scholarship application.
2. The applicant must be pursuing post-secondary education at a college or university during the fall following their application submission.
3. Application must include all information requested on the application form and all needed information must be received by the application deadline.
4. The application and all supporting documentation must be received by the RUMC Foundation Executive Director by no later than February 1st of the year of nomination.
5. All scholarships will be awarded by the Board of Directors of The Roswell United Methodist Foundation, Inc., which is made up entirely of RUMC members. Leadership, academics, community service, church involvement, and high school extracurricular activities will be closely reviewed.
6. Applicants receiving a scholarship award and all applicants not receiving a scholarship award will be notified by the end of February.
7. Payment of the scholarship award will be made directly to the college or university the student at least 30-days prior to tuition deadline. It will be the responsibility of scholarship winners to inform the Foundation’s Executive Director of their final school choice so that a check can be sent to the appropriate institution. If no confirmation is received by November 1st, then the scholarship is forfeited.

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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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.