Join United Methodist Women members around the country on March 23 for the Third Annual Day of Giving to The Legacy Fund, part of our five-year 150th anniversary celebration! The Legacy Fund is a permanent endowment to support the work of future generations of United Methodist Women.
It’s easy to give!
Office of the Treasurer
United Methodist Women
475 Riverside Drive
New York, NY 10115
Write “The Legacy Fund” in the memo section.
Each 2017 Day of Giving gift will be matched, dollar for dollar!
United Methodist Women are launching a 5-year time of study, reflection, action and giving as we anticipate the 150th anniversary of our founding, and plan for continued ministries with women, children and youth in the decades beyond.
The Women’s Foreign Missionary Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church was organized by eight women, in Boston, March 23rd, 1869. Within a few weeks they had written a Purpose, adopted bylaws, voted to print and distribute a ‘paper’(now called response magazine), organized a dozen new societies in near-by churches, and pledged money to support two single women missionaries in India: Isabella Thoburn (a teacher) and Clara Swain (a doctor). The women sailed in December, 1869; and started a class for girls and small clinic for women immediately upon arrival. Today Isabella Thoburn College and Clara Swain Hospital continue as significant 21st century ministries.
The Legacy Fund is a key component of the celebration, a permanent endowment of the national office of United Methodist Women. Its purpose is to ensure the work of United Methodist Women for the next 150 years. Interest earned by this fund will be added to the undesignated pledge-giving of members.
To enhance this Fund, each member of United Methodist Women is challenged to contribute an annual gift of $18.69 (in addition to her pledge). There are multiple easy and fun ways to achieve this goal.
Retired deaconesses and missionaries at Brooks-Howell Home who served under appointment of the Women’s Division have contributed $100,000+ as a challenge gift.
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Written by Barbara E. Campbell, Deaconess, retired staff of the Women’s Division, and resident of Brooks Howell Home in Asheville, North Carolina.