The RUMC Foundation, Inc.

$50K Raised by the 20th Annual Malone Dodson Golf Tournament 

Special thanks to our sponsors, golfers, volunteers and supporters of the 20th Annual Malone Dodson Golf Tournament!  Because of you, we raised over $50,000 to benefit The Roswell United Methodist Church Foundation, Inc.  The funds raised supports the operational expenses of the Foundation.  This allows the Foundation to utilize the endowments solely for their designated purposes.  This year alone, the Foundation supported more than $135,000 in grants ranging from local mission support to reaching foreign missions around the world.    

Thank you!  


The RUMC Foundation Celebrates the Addition of its Newest Endowments!

The Tatum Family Endowment in honor of James Roosevelt and Annie Mae Burt Tatum

This endowment was established in honor the beloved parents of Ivan B. Tatum.  Ivan and Billie Jean Tatum, longtime RUMC members wanted to support RUMC and establish a legacy for the Tatum Family.  This fund will support the Roswell United Methodist Church’s Worship Arts Ministry and the Help Fund.  We thank the Mr. and Mrs. Tatum for the incredible support.

William W. and Hattie Lou Brewer Endowment

This endowment was established through the generosity of William W. and Hattie Lou Brewer, a longtime members of RUMC.  This fund will support general purposes at Roswell United Methodist Church.  We recognize Mr. and Mrs. Brewer for remembering the Foundation in their estate plan and appreciate their family’s support with establishing this endowment.

 For a complete listing of the Foundation’s endowments and the purpose to be supported by their distributions, please click here.

Did you know that you can build towards an endowment over time?  We have individuals, families and groups who are doing just that.  You can receive the tax deductible savings now, and we will hold the funds until such time your designated fund reaches the endowment minimum. It’s that simple!  


Harry L. Hall Scholarship Application Opens January 1, 2018

The Harry L. Hall Scholarship Fund was established in 2008.  This fund was established to honor a man who was dedicated to education and active in the life of the church for years.  His wife, Yvonne, established this endowment in his honor which has helped many RUMC members achieve their dream of higher education.  

Application process will reopen in early 2018.   2018 applications are due May 1, 2018.  To download a copy of the application, click here.


Honoring Christian Legacies…Become a Member of The 1836 Registry

The 1836 Registry recognizes and honors those who have chosen to make a legacy gift to Roswell United Methodist Church through The RUMC Foundation, Inc.  Legacy gifts make a difference in perpetuity to the life and work of Roswell United Methodist Church because they establish new endowments or contribute to the growth of existing endowments.  Learn more about The 1836 Registry….

Giving to The RUMC Foundation, Inc. – What is Your Legacy?

What is a Legacy?

Like a ripple in a pond, a legacy is creating something that goes out from one source and has an everlasting impact on whatever it touches.  Foundation donations can be the way you create your legacy and assure that your gifts keep on giving.  

About the Foundation

The RUMC Foundation, Inc. is funded through direct donations, planned charitable gifts and investment appreciation.  Because the primary asset base is preserved in perpetuity, Foundation donations are gifts that keep on giving.  

The Foundation gives through grants that touch people at every age and life stage, enable missionary work around the corner and around the world, and provide improvements to our church facilities.  

Since its beginning in 1991, the Foundation has invested nearly $1 million in religious, charitable, educational and humanitarian efforts.  

Board of Directors


Ways to Give

  • Create an endowment fund (minimum investment is required).
  • Increase the size of an existing endowment.
  • Pay honor or tribute to that special person or for a special occasion.
  • Direct cash donations.
  • Designate a planned charitable contribution.
    • Your IRA or retirement account for significant tax savings
    • Your planned gift:  bequest/will; charitable gift annuity, trust
    • Your appreciated stock, insurance policies

What does it feel like to leave a Christian legacy?

Bill Lewis and his son Jim recently sat down to talk about the legacy of Suzanne W. Lewis and what it means to the family that she has an endowment in her honor established with The RUMC Foundation.
Click here to watch their story – it is truly inspiring!


Can You Make a Gift to the Church Tax-Free From Your IRA? YES!!!

In late 2015, legislation was passed that makes IRA charitable rollovers a permanent option for anyone who meets the following criteria:

– You must be 70 1/2 years or older at the time of your gift

– The transfer must go directly to the charity or charities (such as The RUMC Foundation, Inc.!) of your choice

– The total IRA gift amount cannot exceed $100,000

Such gifts are free from federal income tax each year and count toward IRA required minimum distribution amounts for the year of the gift. Please check with your IRA administrator or your tax advisor for more information.

 Donate Online Now!

 Choose from 4 easy giving methods!

1. Click here to donate online through SecureGive  (can be used by RUMC Members, guests and visitors – simply select the Foundation as your gift recipient)

2. RUMC Members can click here to donate via regular online giving

(simply check the Foundation box on the gift designation page)

3. Via PayPal (members, visitors and guests) Please click the button below.

4. Via Electronic Fund Transfer (EFT) – please click here for information and form. (For any interested in making regular contributions to The Foundation – please write Foundation on the bottom of the EFT form)


Contact Us

The RUMC Foundation, Inc.
814 Mimosa Blvd.
Roswell, GA 30075

Kim Brammer, Executive Director – 

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 “For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it.”
– 1 Timothy 6:7