Gifts made to the church can be made by you during your lifetime or as a part of your estate plan in a will, codicil, or trust. Such gifts can include cash, stocks, bonds, real estate, or vehicles, and you can also name the church as a beneficiary on assets such as life insurance and retirement plans. All gifts, no matter the size, are important to the Fund and to the long-term foundation of WUMC. One easy way to give is through memorials or gifts in celebration of an event such as a birthday, graduation, or anniversary. There are estate and income tax advantages to making gifts to the church, so check with a qualified attorney or CPA about how to maximize this benefit to you and to the church. Your generosity is greatly appreciated.