Our Purpose


United Methodist Women shall be a community of women whose purpose is to know God and to experience freedom as whole persons through Jesus Christ; to develop a creative, supportive fellowship; and to expand concepts of mission through participation in the global ministries of The United Methodist Church.

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Our Vision

Turning Faith, Hope, and Love into Action on behalf of women, children and youth around the world.

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The Legacy Fund Endowment Campaign

United Methodist Women continues to build upon the foundation set forth by our founders almost 150 years ago. Yet the difficulties encountered by women, children and youth around the world continue to sustain separation from life affirming compassionate care and support that heals, restores and empowers. Imagine what is achievable, what is possible, if United Methodist Women had the resources to deepen and expand its mission to transform lives and ignite change in places near and far.

In 2014, the Board of Directors launched the Legacy Fund Endowment Campaign, setting a goal to raise $60 million. The Legacy Fund Endowment Campaign is both historic and unprecedented. The campaign’s theme, Together, We Are Building Our Legacy, celebrates the legacy of the courageous women who founded this mission movement, as well as the legacy that today’s members will leave for future generations of United Methodist women. In fact, our dream is that The Legacy Fund will create a basis of support for United Methodist Women’s staff and administration well into the next hundred years so that our mission of faith, hope, and love in action will enrich the lives of generations to come.

As of September 2018, Minnesota has contributed over $78,000 since 2014; nationally, more than $20 million has been given.

Here’s how to contribute to the Legacy Fund

There are many ways to contribute to the Legacy Fund Endowment Campaign. For example, you can make a one-time gift, a recurring gift, or make a pledge over time. Please reflect on the best way to make a significant gift. Development staff from the United Methodist Women National Office are available to discuss the various giving options with you. You can also speak with your financial or estate planner.
Online
Click here!
By Phone
1-800-278-7771
By Text
Text Legacy150 to 41444 on your mobile device.
By Mail
Office of the Treasurer, United Methodist Women, 475 Riverside Drive, New York, NY 10115 (Please write “Legacy Fund” in the memo line.)
Planned Giving
Office of the Treasurer, United Methodist Women, 475 Riverside Drive, New York, NY 10115 (Please write “Legacy Fund” in the memo line.)