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**NEW** November Certificate of Participation Rates Have Increased

Nov 5, 2018

The Certificate of Participation provides an investment alternative for those who are seeking the security of a fixed income type vehicle at competitive rates. It is an excellent option for investors who like to invest in certificate of deposits or money market funds. These certificates have been registered only with the State of Kansas Securities Commissioner and the Nebraska Department of Banking and Finance and are not offered in any other state or jurisdiction.

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Kansas Area United Methodist Foundation Announces New President and CEO

Apr 13, 2018

The Kansas Area United Methodist Foundation announces the next President and CEO will be the Rev. Dr. Dustin Petz

HUTCHINSON, KS – The Kansas Area United Methodist Foundation Board of Trustees is proud to announce that the Rev. Dr. Dustin Petz will be the next President and CEO of the Kansas Area United Methodist Foundation of the Great Plains Annual Conference effective July 1, 2018. Petz comes to the Kansas Area United Methodist Foundation from his pastoral... Keep Reading

New Tax Laws for 2018

Dec 20, 2017

New Tax Reform Legislation raises the standard deduction for income taxes beginning in 2018.  The Congressional Joint Committee on Taxation estimates that the number of taxpayers who will itemize their deductions in 2018 (and thereby get tax savings from charitable gifts) will fall from 40 million under current law to just 9 million under the new legislation.
If you currently itemize, and are financially able to do so, consider giving some or all of... Keep Reading

Five Signs You Are a Leader Who Talks Too Much

Aug 2, 2016

Healthy conversations should be a two-way street.  Science tells us that we spend 60 percent of our conversations talking about ourselves.  Unfortunately, leaders can talk too much, not necessarily by monopolizing conversations, but by giving too many answers.  How do you know if you are a leader who talks too much? What can you do to stop?
Consider these indicators:

You do more than half the talking in staff meetings.  If you ... Keep Reading

IRA Charitable Rollover Has Passed

Dec 22, 2015

Double your impact with an IRA Charitable Rollover gift in 2015 and another in early 2016.

If you are 70½ or older and own an IRA, there is something you should know.

Congress passed a law that makes the IRA charitable rollover permanent retroactive to December 31, 2014.

Gifts transferred directly from your IRA to your United Methodist church and/or favorite ministry at any point during 2015 will qualify as a charitable rollover gift. These g... Keep Reading

Free Estate Planner Services

Nov 16, 2015

The Kansas Area United Methodist Foundation partners with John Griffin, of Stewardship Counseling, LLC to provide FREE Estate Planning services.  This service offers you a comprehensive guidance in planning your estate so that it may minimize income, gift, estate and inheritance taxes and facilitate smooth business, farm and asset transitions.  The draft plan may then be given to your attorney to formalize.  This is a service that is scheduled ONLY by appoin... Keep Reading

Kansas Area United Methodist Foundation Now Offers Monthly Enewsletter

May 22, 2015
Donor E-newsletter Sign Up

Thank you for your interest in Kansas Area United Methodist Foundation, Inc. We are delighted to make available to you our monthly e-newsletter. Many of our friends find this very interesting and helpful. It features news from Washington, Savvy Living, gift stories, finance news and timely articles. You may receive our regular updates at no cost or obligation simply by clicking this link.

AVAILABLE NOW! Church Building Projects - A Leadership Guide

Apr 22, 2015

AVAILABLE NOW! Church Building Projects - A Leadership Guide

With any decision to expand, update, replace, move, or change your facility, there comes another equally complex challenge: how to make it happen. Typically, this challenge requires time, vision, commitment, energy, financial stability and an extra measure of guidance to step you through what can be a very stressful process.

The Kansas Area United Methodist Foundation has advised and guided many c... Keep Reading

Planned Giving Ideas

Feb 20, 2015

Welcome! We are pleased that you have interest in learning about the many benefits of gift plans. If you have any questions about the best way for you to benefit through a planned gift, please call. A member of our Planned Giving Team will be very pleased to help you.

Donor Stories

Learn how others have made an impact through their acts of giving to our organization and others. Explore the many benefits of charitable gift planning....

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Learn About Capital Campaigns

Feb 18, 2015

The Foundation will assist your church by evaluating, designing and directing your capital stewardship campaign. Using proven approaches, each capital campaign is custom designed. An initial pre-campaign evaluation study will be conducted to determine manageable goals for the campaign as well as secure information concerning probable support for the campaign.

The initial stage is followed by preparation and an intensive campaign. The Foundation staff will provide a... Keep Reading