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Donor Stories

Learn how others have made an impact through their acts of giving to our organization and others.

  • Currey and Charlene Bishop
    Currey and Charlene Bishop
    Currey and Charlene Bishop had been faithful members of Winfield UMC in Little Rock for many years before they established a revocable trust with the United Methodist Foundation in 1995.
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  • Kenneth Brumley
    Kenneth Brumley
    Retired engineer Kenneth Brumley joined Wesley United Methodist Church when he moved to Conway to be near his daughter's family.
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  • Gertie and Dick Butler
    Gertie and Dick Butler
    Dick Butler spent many years helping the fledgling United Methodist Foundation of Arkansas become the strong ministry partner it is today. Dick and Gertie Butler are an appropriate...
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  • Tony and Barbara Hill
    Tony and Barbara Hill
    Rev. Tony and Barbara Hill want to make the transfer of their estate to their four children and five grandchildren as easy as possible during what they know...
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  • Bill and Karon Mann
    Bill and Karon Mann
    Bill and Karon Mann joined the Bishops' Club because they believe UMFA is a resource for the entire Arkansas Conference. Karon is lay leader for the Conference...
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  • Ed and Pat Matthews
    Ed and Pat Matthews
    Retired Pastor Ed Matthews and his wife Pat, now of Little Rock, have United Methodist friends all over Arkansas. Every year they join many of these friends in the Bishops' Club luncheon, an event of bonded fellowship.
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  • Jimmy and Lorraine Mosby
    Jimmy and Lorraine Mosby
    Each year Rev. Jimmy and Lorraine Mosby choose to make a second mile gift to support the United Methodist Foundation and to honor the bishops of the Arkansas Conference, past and present, through their...
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  • Eva Paysinger
    Eva Paysinger
    "Vernon and I decided to put our money to good use through the Foundation," said the late Eva Lee Paysinger. "It's our way of saying thanks to a church that has done so much for us..."
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  • Winfred and Peggy Polk
    Winfred and Peggy Polk
    The late Winfred Polk of Corning believed in the United Methodist Foundation in its infancy. He made significant gifts of resources, time, and talent with a...
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  • Dewitt and Cindy Smith
    Dewitt and Cindy Smith
    "My Methodist roots can be traced back to the 18th Century in Virginia; so I was exposed early and often to Wesleyan theology," said Dewitt Smith of Bella...
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  • Bill Webster
    Bill Webster
    Brigadier General Bill Webster, USAFR, knows more about trusts and annuities than most of us will ever know. After 25 years of serving in the military...
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  • Bob and Joanna Willson
    Bob and Joanna Willson
    Bob Willson and the late Joanna Willson had been members of First UMC, North Little Rock, for 40 years after they moved from Lake Charles, Louisiana. High...
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