All gifts, regardless of form or size, are significant.
The Washington Street United Methodist Church Foundation is a non-profit, charitable, religious, tax-exempt entity which receives and invests contributions as an endowment to benefit Washington Street United Methodist Church.
The Foundation was created in 1980 to administer an endowment which would receive gifts of money or property. Gifts may be received as current payments, or may be deferred until some future date or event. The income of the Foundation is made available for capital improvements and repairs to our Church properties. The expenditures are formally recommended to the Foundation by the Church Board of Trustees. The Foundation is governed by an eight member Board of Trustees who is duly elected in the same manner as other Church officers. Copies of the Foundation’s governing instruments are available for review upon request.
Washington United Methodist Church is blessed with spacious facilities which are both architecturally and historically significant. These facilities require committed stewardship on our part in the form of preventative maintenance and repair. Gifts to the Foundation will serve the needs and ministries of the church during our lifetime, as well as for future generations of Washington Streeters.
Contributions can be made to the Foundation through various forms of charitable giving: gifts of cash, securities, or other real or personal property. Other options of gift giving and potential tax and estate benefits include the following: Bequests, Charitable Gift Annuity, Life Insurance, Charitable Lead Trust, Charitable Remainder Trust, and Retirement Plans. If you need additional information, please contact a Foundation Trustee or the Senior Minister of Washington Street United Methodist Church.
2020: John Beerman, Dotsy Helms
2021: Jim Webber, Catherine Powers
2022: Lanneau Lide, Robert Peeler, Sr.
2023: Kelly Epting, Chair, Thorne Barrett
Trustees Chair: Lynn Shirley
Foundation Treasurer: Ed Fisher
Finance Committee Chair: Neal Foster