Making an Eternal Impact for Missions

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Andrea Mullins met Marti Solomon when Marti was the Acteens Consultant at national WMU. She had an infectious laugh. Later in their years at WMU, they were often roommates at events where they were both leading conferences. More than once, people knocked on their door because they could hear Marti’s laughter in the next room […]

April Board Meeting 2023

The WMU Foundation 2023 spring board meeting was one for the books. Not only was this David George’s last board meeting as WMU Foundation President, but it was also the first in-person spring meeting since the COVID-19 pandemic began in March 2020. The meetings began on Monday morning, April 17, with a report from the […]

WMU Foundation Announces Peggy Darby as President-Elect

After a unanimous vote by the WMU Foundation Board of Trustees present at this morning’s April Board Meeting, Peggy Darby of Birmingham, Alabama, was named President-Elect of the WMU Foundation. Darby will assume the position of President on July 1 after current President David George retires on June 30. Darby has over 23 years of […]

Updated Information About CGAs and QCDs

There has been a recent update regarding the opportunity to set up a Charitable Gift Annuity (CGA) with the WMU Foundation. Two important events have happened recently that are beneficial to setting up a CGA in 2023: the passing of the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act and the raising of rates […]

Equip and Empower Women through the Second Century Fund

Created by WMU to celebrate its 100-year anniversary in 1988, the Second Century Fund (SCF) financially supports WMU women’s leadership development in the United States and internationally. Anyone who knows anything about WMU knows women’s leadership development is something they do well, and 2022 was no exception. Here are some ways states are using their […]

$5,000 HEART Fund Grant Given After Shooting at Michigan State University

A $5,000 HEART Fund grant was just approved to assist those affected by the shooting at Michigan State University on Monday, February 13, 2023. Three students were killed and five others were wounded, some with life-threatening injuries. This HEART Fund grant will assist churches in responding to the post-traumatic stress in the lives of students […]

Generosity Leads to Lasting Impact

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While Nadean Bell lived in several states during her lifetime, she was deeply rooted in WMU everywhere she went. She served as President of the Baptist Convention of Pennsylvania/South Jersey and participated in state and associational WMU work in Ohio, Arizona, Pennsylvania, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas, and in her home state of Arkansas. “We love WMU, […]

The Gift of an Eternal Impact

This is my favorite time of year, and I think a lot of other people would say the same. I love the decorations, the food, the time spent with family, and the focus on the birth of Christ. It’s usually a very busy time, but I do try to pause and reflect on the real […]

What Legacy Will You Leave?

Have you ever considered what sort of legacy you’ll leave someday? No matter who you are or what you do, you have the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others. One simple way you can do that is through planned giving. At the WMU Foundation, we want to help you find your […]

We Are Laborers Together with God

Dear Friend, We are so thankful for all that has been accomplished this year because of your generous hearts for giving. Lives have been forever changed because you faithfully followed your missions passion. In case you haven’t found your missions passion yet, feel free to reach out to us for guidance. We’re also happy to […]

Zachariah Seanor

Director of Mission Advancement