What is planned giving?
Why planned giving?
Where do I start?
We would love to support you through your planned giving efforts, and we believe planned giving begins with whole-life stewardship. You could start by going through our More than Money Bible study. Below you’ll find a few simple ways to make a planned gift!
Give through your will
A simple bequest in your will is one of the easiest methods of planned giving. Here is sample language to include in your will.
Give through your life insurance policy or
You can designate the WMU Foundation as a beneficiary or co-beneficiary of your life insurance policy or your retirement plan. Contact your financial planner or the WMU Foundation for more details.
Give through your donor advised fund
With over 120 funds and endowments to choose from, you can support your missions passion with your selected distributions.
Give through your IRA
Most people have heard of the benefits of naming a 501(c)(3) charity as a beneficiary of their IRA, but did you know that you can also make a gift from your IRA while still alive?
Leave a legacy through your missions passion:
Have you considered leaving a missions legacy by including WMU and/or the WMU Foundation in your estate plans? You can leave a gift to God’s mission through your will, a trust, a Charitable Gift Annuity, 401K or other retirement plan, or through a life insurance policy.
When you include WMU or the WMU Foundation in your estate plans, you are automatically a part of our legacy society, the 1888 Circle. As a member of the 1888 Circle, the mission of God will someday be enhanced by a gift from your estate. Your planned gift is an ongoing way for you to provide for the future needs of WMU and God’s mission. Join other mission-minded donors like yourself in making a lasting missions impact.
Contact us for more information about becoming a part of the 1888 Circle.