UMC Green Valley Planned Giving Opportunities
Planned Giving is an important component in assuring the health of our church for years to come.  As part of our education process, the Church sponsors an annual Planned Giving Workshop in February where representatives from the Desert Southwest Conference and local estate planning attorneys are invited to talk about Planned Giving opportunities and how they work.  Time is also spent on estate planning where you are afforded the opportunity to ask specific questions on wills, trusts and other estate topics.  This is especially valuable if you have retired to Arizona from another state.
Types of Planned Giving
Planned giving can come in the form of a Bequest where the donor can specify how the donation can be spent (restricted) or allow the church itself to decide how to direct the funds (unrestricted donation).  There are other planned giving options such as a Charitable Gift Annuity and other individualized gifting techniques.  Our annual workshop talks about and educates you in all these and many more options.
Our Legacy Funds
Here in Green Valley we have two major funds that can be supported by planned giving:  The GVCC Foundation and the UMC Green Valley Endowment Trust Fund.  Both have been in operation over 20 years and provide funds to support activities within our community (Foundation) and within the church itself (Endowment)
GVCC Foundation
Each year the Foundation awards scholarships to graduating high school seniors.  The number of scholarships given varies from year to year.  Recipients must be from the Sahuarita Unified School District or have been an active member of UMC Green Valley for over two years.  Every year the church invites new and existing scholarship winners to one of our church services to hear from them.  It is a rewarding event for us as well as the students.
The United Methodist Church Endowment Trust Fund
The Endowment Fund was created over twenty years ago to provide ongoing funds to be used for repair, maintenance, acquisition or improvement of real property or equipment and furnishings of the church.  The Fund produces a varying stream of income to be allocated for these purposes.  The Endowment principal consists of a fixed amount based on the total of gifts from inception.  Only amounts in excess of this number can be expended.
Donations to these funds can be done at any time and do not have to be a planned gift.  If you have any questions on planned giving, please call the church office at (520) 625-4712.  We will get you to the right person!

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