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Ways to Give to the Foundation

St. Paul’s members are “a people GATHERED, FORMED, and SENT by God’s grace.” A gift to St. Paul’s UMC Foundation is one way to act on your faith and to provide support in perpetuity for the church’s mission and ministries.

Thank you for considering a gift to St. Paul’s UMC or to St. Paul’s UMC Foundation. Such a gift will leave a legacy that will give perpetual support to the ministries of St. Paul’s. You may visit with Executive Director, Jerry Oakland, to discuss options. He can be reached at 319-200-1066 or

Church or Foundation?

Consider whether you want your gift to go to the Church or to the Foundation. If you name the Foundation as a beneficiary, your gifts will be placed in a permanent endowment fund unless you direct otherwise. If you name the Church as your beneficiary, your gifts will be used according to church policies in effect when the gifts are received unless you restrict your gifts.

Working with our Executive Director, you may develop a “Gift Agreement” with the Foundation with specific information about the desired designation of your gift – details that do not need to be included in your will or other legal documents.

Let Us Know

We hope you will tell us when you have named St. Paul's Foundation in your estate planning. We would very much like to thank you for your generosity. If you have already made a provision for St. Paul’s in your estate plans, it would help us use your gift according to your wishes if you would complete and return this form to us.

The tax ID number for the Foundation is 75-3093308

If you prefer to remain anonymous, your gift will be kept completely confidential. However, please realize that recognition of your gift can encourage others to leave a legacy gift, too. Whatever the case, we will honor your wishes.

To discuss specifically how your gift will be used, contact Rev. Jerry Oakland, Executive Director, at 319-200-1066 or

Established Funds

You may make a gift at any time to any of the established Foundation funds, described here. There is no minimum amount required. St. Paul’s members and friends often make annual or occasional gifts in honor or in memory of a friend or loved one.

Giving from the Heart

Listed below are some of the more common ways to give to the Foundation, both during your lifetime and through your estate. Before you think about ways to give, what to give, and when to give, consider where you would like to make an ongoing impact for the future of St. Paul’s. Where does your heart lead you to give? Do you have a passion for or a special interest in a particular mission or ministry of the church? Or perhaps in some aspect of faith formation or worship?

Gifts Through Your Estate/Bequests Gifts of Securities Gifts of Mutual Funds Gifts of Cash IRA Rollovers Retirement Plan Designation Life Insurance Federal Reserve Items Charitable Gift Annuity Charitable Remainder Trust Life Estate Giving through the Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation

Contact Us

St. Paul’s Foundation is ready to help you plan a legacy gift for the future of our church's ministry and mission. For more information about any of these giving options, contact Rev. Jerry Oakland, Executive Director, at 319-200-1066 or All inquiries are confidential.

With these and other gifts, donors should seek the counsel of professional advisors for legal, accounting, investment, or other professional advice.

    St. Paul's United Methodist Church
    1340 3rd Ave SE
    Cedar Rapids, IA 52403


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    Friday | 9:00 am -12:00 pm 


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