All gifts to the PEF are permanent, thus ensuring that the benefits produced by such gifts are also permanent. Gifts can take many forms, including cash, stocks, bonds, life insurance, real estate and other types of deferred gifts. Through wills or current giving programs, interested contributors can help build Fund assets, thus leaving a living legacy to WUMC and its ministries. All gifts, no matter what the size, are important to the Fund and the long-term foundation of WUMC. One easy way to give is through memorials or gifts in celebration of some event, such as a birthday, graduation or anniversary.