Leaving a Lasting Legacy

October Newsletter

In this Issue:

Pathways for Discipleship Grants Announced

This year the Foundation is honored to support 17 churches and organizations in Kansas through a Pathways for Discipleship Grant. These grants are only possible by the generous support from our donors through legacy gifts and annual gifts. Thank you to the many families who make the grant ministry possible!

The 2020 grant recipients are: 
Augusta First UMC
Baldwin City: Worden UMC
Beloit UMC
Blue Rapids/Waterville UMC
Camp Chippewa
Corbin UMC
Emporia State University Campus Ministry
Fairway: Old Mission UMC
Frankfort UMC
Great Plains Conference - KC District Hub
Hillsboro UMC
Kansas Wesleyan University Campus Ministry
McPherson First UMC
New Covenant UMC
Overland Park: Indian Heights UMC
Southwestern College Campus Ministry

If you are interested in learning more on how you can support the grant ministry through a gift now, or in your estate, please contact the Foundation at foundation@kaumf.org.


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October Learn & Grow Seminar - CARES Act and Maximizing Charitable Giving in 2020

This past year has brought about many changes in our routine and it is no different for charitable giving.

On October 20, the Kansas Area United Methodist Foundation will offer a Learn & Grow Seminar on “Understanding the CARES Act and Charitable Giving in 2020”. The seminar will be held from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. via Zoom. During the seminar, Roger Field, a local CPA, will share about the CARES Act and the uniqueness of charitable giving in 2020. Click here to register for the seminar.

Miss the September Seminar? The September Seminar was recorded and is available to watch on-demand. Click here to watch the September seminar.

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


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Support an Endowment Fund on Giving Tuesday

This Giving Tuesday, December 1, we invite you to prayerfully consider giving to an endowment fund. Through giving to an endowment, you will make a difference not only today, but for future generations. 

The Foundation manages endowment funds on behalf of churches, camps, and other organizations. In addition, endowment funds are created to support various areas of ministry, such as Pathways for Discipleship Grants, Seminary Scholarships, and more. 

Click here for more information on getting involved on this Giving Tuesday. If you have questions, please contact the Foundation Office at 620-664-9623 or foundation@kaumf.org


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September Investment Summary

The Foundation’s investments continue to outperform benchmarks, even though September was down. Markets go up and down in the short-term, so having the longer-term perspective is vital. Our Balance Fund has a Year-to-Date net-of-investment-fee return of 5.16%. Please find more information regarding our investment and third quarter performance at www.kaumf.org/investments

Rates of Return as of September 30, 2020; Net of Investment Fees:

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Certificate of Participation Interest Rates

12 Month term - 0.65%
24 Month term - 0.85%

(Rate effective as of October 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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