1. How does my commitment to Central United Methodist Church’s annual giving differ from a planned gift?

While annual giving supports the operational expenses of the Church and funds the annual budget, planned giving offers a way for the church to address needs beyond those contained in the annual budget. Your contributions will allow the church to address needs of facilities, missions and ministries beyond what the annual giving will allow. As assets grow and are distributed, the Church’s missions and ministry can grow beyond the annual giving.

2. How can I donate?

You will typically hear about giving to charity through your will or trust, but there are many easy ways to remember Central in your planned giving that do not require changes to your will or trust. Visit the Give page to see a full list of ways to give.

3. I have already established a will. How do I include Central in my future gift plans?

In regards to a will or trust, often times a small amendment can be made to your existing estate plan, but some circumstances require more. If your current planned gifts include CUMC, let us know so we can fully understand your intentions. See the Give page for a more in depth look.

4. What is the minimum donation?

There is no minimum donation to our general endowment funds. All gifts are welcome

5. What if I change my mind?

Until the gift is made (assets transferred), it is only a declaration of intent. If your intent changes at anytime, you can modify the gift. Central recognizes that donor intent changes over time and can accommodate those changes.

6. Is there any tax benefit to donating to Central United Methodist Church?

Yes. Similar to annual giving at Central or other charities, you will realize a tax savings based on your giving. We encourage you to consult your tax advisor for further information.

7. What do I do if I have already remembered Central United Methodist Church in my will?

Contact Brian Swain at or 442-1828 or Beverly White at  or 442-1801 for help with this.