Estate & planned Giving

A key ministry of KMF is helping you leave a lasting legacy to your church and to other ministries/causes important to you. You can gift your retirement account, investments, or life insurance policy by naming your church, KMF, or another charitable organization as a beneficiary.

KMF staff are available to meet with you to discuss estate planning considerations, on a confidential basis at no cost or obligation.
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Because they were raised in the church and it is in their hearts to follow God’s word, Steve and Teresa Schulte believe giving charitably is something they are called to do.

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Reverend Lance and Kristi Carrithers discussed the need to create an estate plan but were anxious about the cost.

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Giving Charitably In Your Estate

Why Include a Charitable Bequest in your Will or Trust?
The reasons that donors make charitable bequests are generally as varied as the donors themselves, but one common denominator is a sincere desire to give back to your church, the community, or to a particular ministry.

One key advantage of using KMF to care for your bequest is we can receive and distribute the funds, in the percentages you determine, to your church, Methodist organizations and ministries, and other 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations, per your donor agreement. The beneficiaries of your fund can be updated, free of charge, at any time without going back to your attorney. Through KMF, you can establish a fund for a designated amount of time or into perpetuity.

Other advantages include:
It is easy. Making a bequest is as simple as inserting a few sentences into your will, such as, “I give 10% to the Kansas Methodist Foundation.”
It is revocable. A revocable trust or bequest provides instructions for a gift at the time of death. These instructions can be changed or terminated at any time prior to death. If an agreement is established at KMF, this agreement can be updated as you desire.
It is tax-smart. Your estate is entitled to an unlimited estate tax charitable deduction for bequests to charities.
How Do I Leave A Bequest To KMF?
There are a few easy ways to leave a bequest to KMF. 
Work with your attorney to name the Kansas Methodist Foundation to receive a portion of your estate. Some families will leave a tithe, 10%, of their estate to support causes that are important to them. Other families will view their charitable giving as a "child" and distribute their estate equally among their children and charitable giving. Make sure the KMF staff are aware that it is listed in your estate plan and provide direction on which church or ministries your gift should support.
Name the Kansas Methodist Foundation as a beneficiary of your IRA or life insurance policy. Contact KMF to provide direction on which church or ministries your gift should support.
Work with John Griffin, an estate planning attorney, to design your estate. John Griffin helps families design a plan that takes care of their family and gives charitably to the causes that are important to them. This is a complementary service of KMF. If you are interested in meeting with John Griffin, please contact us.
You will be enriched in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God.
- 2 Corinthians 9:11


Work with attorney John Griffin of Stewardship Counseling LLC to design your estate plan. KMF makes this service available to you free of charge, on a first-come first-served basis. ​
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Through creating a bequest you can make a lasting impact with your resources. The first step is scheduling a time to talk with Tyler Curtis, Chief Development Officer of the Kansas Methodist Foundation. ​
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