For John and his wife Jana, one of the perks of starting a Donor Advised Fund (DAF) with TMF was supporting the Asbury House Child Enrichment Center for years to come. Their DAF will also support Grace Crossing UMC where John is the founding pastor.
In October, over eighty church leaders, both clergy and lay, came together to explore innovation, courage, and resilience. During the Courageous Leadership Imperative (CLI)’s Launch 2.0, a TMF Leadership Ministry event, church teams from...
TMF is more than just a foundation; it’s a trusted organization with staff who truly go the extra mile for their donors. Helen Crews, a TMF donor, investor, and longtime Methodist, believes this as much as anyone.
“I want to help the church do something so wonderful, it’s obvious God’s work is in action,” said Ellen “Pinky” Snow when asked about desired outcomes for her endowment to support local mission work through the FUMC in Angleton, Texas.
While rules related to Qualified Charitable Distributions (QCDs) from an IRA are now permanent, it is important to revisit old assumptions or learn anew about how best to maximize a charitable gift from an Individual Retirement Account (IRA).
The learnings Laurinda’s has gained through TMF’s Leadership Ministry have been transformative and have eased the weight of living out her call. In fact, these learnings have been so valuable to her that she has made a point of sharing them.
Generosity can be spurred from the simplest moments, during a handshake or a smile, in the aftermath of light rain or in the beauty of a sunlit day. For Jan, that moment came during her childhood, growing up in a tiny farming community in West Texas.