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The Free Methodist Foundation supports the ministry of The Free Methodist Church — USA by providing a variety of stewardship services to Free Methodist ministries and families. These services include estate and gift planning. Our team of Christian professionals would love to speak with you and learn about your passion for your family and your favorite Free Methodist ministry — your local church or annual conference, one of our Free Methodist human service ministries, world missions and childcare, one of our educational institutions, or any other of our various ministries! We would consider it a privilege to explore creative and tax-wise ways you can provide funds for your family and these ministries during your lifetime and beyond. We firmly believe estate and gift planning can benefit everyone, whether you consider yourself poor or rich or somewhere in between. You may not think you have much, but by following God's lead with a willing heart, your gift may be just what a loved one or a ministry needs.

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Bequest

A charitable bequest is one of the easiest ways you can leave a lasting impact on your favorite Free Methodist ministry.

A bequest may be made in your will or trust directing a gift to The Free Methodist Foundation for the benefit of your favorite Free Methodist ministry.

Charitable Bequest
Property
Donor's Family
Ministry

Benefits of Your Bequest

  • Receive an estate tax charitable deduction.
  • Lessen the burden of taxes on your family.
  • Leave a lasting legacy.

How Do You Make a Bequest?

A bequest is one of the easiest gifts to make. With the help of an advisor, you can include language in your will or trust specifying a gift to be made to family, friends or ministry as part of your estate plan.

Click Here to review sample bequest language.

Your Bequest Options

A bequest may be made in several ways:

  • Gift of a percentage of your estate.
  • Gift of a specific dollar amount or asset.
  • Gift from the balance or residue of your estate.

Making a Bequest of Your Retirement Assets

A retirement asset, such as an IRA account, makes an excellent bequest to us. If the IRA were given to your family, much of the value may be lost through estate and income taxes. By designating The Free Methodist Foundation (for the Free Methodist ministry of your choice) as the beneficiary of all or part of your IRA (using a beneficiary designation form provided by your custodian), the full value of the gift is transferred tax-free at your death and your estate receives an estate tax charitable deduction.

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