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Nearly everyone has a close friend or family member who has suffered from Alzheimer’s or another dementia. Care is always a major concern. Luckily, the United Methodist Communities has kindhearted, philanthropic and generous individuals willing to support such great need. Lee Schubert, a former member of the Communities’ board of directors and a current member …

Today more than ever, Americans want reliability, certainty and accountability. We are all looking for something stable, solid and firm. For many of us, it means a return to classic values and enduring ideals. One of these values is the charitable gift annuity. It is an authentic and original standard to which many people are returning. To read more about charitable gift annuities, …

The Amboy Foundation, Inc., the charitable arm of Amboy Bank, has committed to support projects and activities (often education, housing or health related) that improve quality of life in their local communities. In October 2015, the Amboy Foundation granted $1,000 to United Methodist Communities at The Wesleyan for the purchase of exercise equipment. Their goal is to raise enough funds to open an …

There are only 48 days left until Christmas… and donating to the UMC Auxiliary Christmas Fund is the perfect way for your group to make a difference this holiday season! When you give to this specific fund, you’re helping the UMC Auxiliaries continue their tradition of creating festive celebrations for our residents that reflect the …

A flexible deferred gift annuity gives you the best of both worlds! You can deduct your charitable gift when you create your annuity and defer the payments until you choose to receive them. Since annuity payments start at a future time, your annuity rate will be higher the longer you defer your payments. Part of each payment may even …

Find security through a Charitable Gift Annuity. With fixed payments for life, you no longer need to watch the markets. Help charity and have security. • Secure fixed payments for life • Higher income based on age • Charitable deduction/ tax savings • Bypass of capital gain on gift • Tax-free payment portion • Remainder …

The tax code provides incentives for Americans to save today in order to meet the financial needs of the future. Each of these plans (like the IRA and 401(k)) deliver tax benefits in return for a decision that, in effect, defers access to income.   The charitable planning strategy known as the deferred gift annuity has four benefits you won’t find …

A charitable gift annuity is a way to make a gift to support the causes that you care about. You make a gift of cash or property to us. In return, we will make payments for life to you, you and a loved one, or another person. Each payment will be fixed and the amount of each payment will …

Are you one of the 70% or one of the 30%? About 70% of Americans have no will. Of those that do have wills, about 70% have outdated wills. Without a will, the state will “make” one for you. You and your family won’t like what it says… Have you made your will? Now may …