Betty Melby’s Love for Our Church

This week's blog post comes from Gary Hollingsworth, who is University UMC's Finance Operations Officer.

As many of us know, Betty Melby went to Heaven December 26, 2015. She was a long-term and very supportive member of our church. Her support of University Church included something few are aware of. Betty established a Charitable Gift Annuity naming University United Methodist Church as the beneficiary. It was managed by the Missouri United Methodist Foundation in Columbia. Each year she received a predetermined and agreed upon fixed amount payment directly from the Foundation. Upon going to Heaven, our church received the balance of the account. That check was recently received.

Winston Churchill said, "We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give…" Our dear Betty certainly did that!

In celebration of Betty’s love for our church, the Administrative Council thought you should know. Additionally, if you have interest in establishing a Charitable Gift Annuity, please contact Reverend Diane. She will get you the forms and details. 

Learn more about charitable gift annuities through the Missouri United Methodist Foundation by reading this helpful blog post!