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.
His unwavering belief that leadership is critical at this point in the church’s life encouraged him to make a gift. “Supporting TMF’s Leadership Ministry extends my ability to make a difference," Craig shared.
“My wife Kristie and I have developed a passion around supporting young clergy,” said Wesley, explaining the drivers for the endowment he and his wife established at TMF to help pastors participate in TMF’s Leadership Ministry learning communities.
That love for kids has informed his life and his giving. Jack chose Charitable Gift Annuities (CGA) as a planned giving vehicle that has provided a steady income stream while enabling him to continue to champion children after his death.
By all accounts, J. W. Brumbelow lived according to his values: steadfast faith, responsible citizenship, patriotism, self-sufficiency. The living trust he created in 2011 clearly reflected those beliefs.
By all accounts, Robbie Ausley lives an integrated life. Long-time First United Methodist Church Austin member, political and social activist, wife, mother, philanthropist, all converge into a conscious, responsible steward of abundant life.