Leaving a Lasting Legacy

September Newsletter

In this Issue:

Learn & Grow Seminar Series to Begin this Month

This fall the Foundation will kick off a new seminar series, “Learn & Grow”. Topics for the free, monthly seminar will vary. The schedule for this fall is below. 
Tuesday, September 22 - How the Foundation Can Support Your Ministry
2:00 - 3:00 p.m.  - via Zoom
Presenter: Rev. Dr. Dustin Petz

In the September seminar, Dustin Petz, President of the Foundation, will share ways the Foundation supports ministry of churches through the pandemic and beyond. The Foundation believes there is strength in partnerships and together we can make a difference across our state. 

Tuesday, October 20  - Understanding the CARES Act and Charitable Giving in 2020
10:00 - 11:00 a.m. - via Zoom
Presenter: A local CPA

Wednesday, November 18  - Visioning for Your Church During Times of Change
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - via Zoom
Presenter: Mark Queen, Organizational and Personal Navigator


Click here to register for a seminar. 

If you have any questions, please contact the Foundation at 888-453-8405 or foundation@kaumf.org.

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New, Free Resources available to Churches and Organizations

The Kansas Area United Methodist Foundation is excited to support churches and organizations across Kansas with resources for bulletins, newsletters, and estate planning. These free resources are available to download from the Foundation's website, www.kaumf.org/resources

Topics included are: 
     - Estate Planning Guide 
     - Tithing Your Estate
     - Gifts of Grain
     - Gifts of Stock
     - Qualified Charitable Distributions
     - Church and Ministry Building Guide
     - Foundation's Ministry 
     - and much more!

The resources for bulletins and newsletters can be edited to include your church or organization's information. If you have any questions, please contact the Foundation Office at jtrapp@kaumf.org or 620-664-9623. 

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Scholarship Recipients Announced

Congratulations to the following scholarship recipients: 

Kansas Area United Methodist Foundation Seminary Scholarship - Fall 2020
Ally Drummond
Mark Fillmore
Julie Freeman
Wesley Gately
Brenda Hogan
Geoffrey Iringo
Joshua Johnson
Shayla Jordan
Changhyun Kim
Charles Kitua
Chris Lehew
Caitlin Ott
Matthew Ozment
Maria Penrod
Victor Peterson
Abraham Ruffcorn
Valecia Vogts-Scribner
Lacey Wheeler
Grace Woods
John Young
Pass the Torch Scholarship - 2020/21

Darren Frazier
Brenda Hogan
Victor Peterson
Abraham Ruffcorn
Debbie Senters

The Pass the Torch Scholarship is sponsored by the Great Plains Association of Retired Clergy and Spouses (GPARCS) to assist certified candidates for ministry with their educational expenses.

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August Investment Summary

The Foundation’s investments continue to outperform many other options. Thank you to our faithful investors who continue to partner with us. We appreciate you! Our Balance Fund now has a Year-to-Date net-of-investment-fee return of 6.88%. Please find more information regarding our investment and second quarter performance at www.kaumf.org/investments.
Rates of Return as of August 31, 2020; Net of Investment Fees:
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Certificate of Participation Interest Rates

12 Month term - 0.75%
24 Month term - 1.00%

(Rate effective as of July 1, 2020. Rates subject to change. Interest Rates for the Certificate of Participation Investment are reviewed on a monthly basis and as needed.)

To learn about our Certificate of Participation program, to obtain an offering circular, current rates and an application form, please visit our website.

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Follow the Foundation on Social Media

Stay up-to-date with Foundation news and events throughout the month by following us on Twitter @KansasAreaFdn or liking us on Facebook @kansasfoundation

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