The Endowment Fund provides a way for persons to give gifts that provide for the legacy and long-term future of the church. The principal of these gifts is held in perpetuity with the investment income made available as needed for the designated ministries of the church.

You may make your gift to the General Fund within the Endowment Fund or designate to a specific fund as listed below. Please specify how you would like your donation to be earmarked when planning your gift.

In the case of honorary or memorial tributes commemorating special persons or events, acknowledgments are mailed to both donors and honorees. Anonymous gifts are also accepted.

Types of gifts include cash, publicly-traded securities, closely-held securities, bequests (wills), charitable remainder trusts, life estate gifts, life insurance, individual retirement accounts (IRAs), gift annuities and retirement plans.

A new fund may be named in memory or in honor of a designate with a contribution of $100,000 or more. Please contact Chris Autry, Church Business Administrator at the church office (901) 853-8383.

Celebration of Life: Planning Guide

The Permanent Endowment and Planned Giving Ministry Committee has prepared a booklet entitled “Celebration of Life" that contains information and forms, which serve as tools for you and your family in dealing with end-of–life planning.  You may download a copy below or request the church staff print you a copy.

Planning Guide

Established Funds

Gifts of any size are welcome and may be made to any of the established funds listed below.

  • General Fund
    For ongoing ministry needs as determined by the elected leadership of the church.
  • Mission Fund
    For missions in and beyond the local church and community.
  • Property Fund
    For maintenance, care, improvement and construction of physical facilities, including furnishings or equipment and the purchase of additional property.
  • Scholarship Funds
    For educational aid to members and friends of the congregation. Mission Fund For ministries beyond the local church in the community or the world missions of the church.
  • Worship, Music & Organ Fund
    For musical events, enhancement and growth of music ministries, organ maintenance and the enhancement of worship opportunities.
  • Name Permanent Fund
    The donor designates the purpose and distribution. A minimum of $100k required to establish fund.

Investment and Administration of Funds

The Endowment Funds are invested with the United Methodist Foundation, Inc. The Endowment Committee reviews and approves the investment policies on a quarterly basis. Any transfer of the Fund’s assets to any other agent must be approved by the Charge Conference of Collierville UMC. Income from each endowment shall be available for distribution by the Endowment Committee according to the purpose of each endowment.

The funds of Collierville United Methodist Endowment Fund are administered by the Endowment Fund Committee under authority granted by Collierville United Methodist Charge Conference. The complete Endowment Fund Charter document is available from Chris Autry, Church Business Administrator in the church office.