Being part of the Trenholm Road United Methodist Church Foundation is a lasting, rewarding experience. As a donor, you can have an impact on mission work, youth programs, and outreach.
The Foundation is a separate yet supportive entity from TRUMC, a pillar of financial support. Donors add their gifts to the Foundation’s separately managed designated funds. These are additional gifts, separate from primary tithes and donations to the Church’s annual operating budget. Some are part of estate settlements. Some are in memoriam or honor gifts.
Within the Foundation are several trusts named for founding members, the estates that bequeathed the funds, and the members honored by the gifts. Foundation trusts are designated funds for specific TRUMC programs:
- Music Ministry
- Youth Ministry
- Building Renovation & Improvement
- Faith Education for Church Leaders
- Mission Ministry
There are also non-restricted or open use funds within the Foundation. These funds are administered by the Foundation’s Board of Directors, which rotates members who serve three-year terms. Directors can serve a maximum of two consecutive terms.
The Central Carolina Community Foundation, a local non-profit organization that provides investment guidance for philanthropic organizations, manages the TRUMC Foundation’s financial assets. The Central Carolina Community Foundation does not serve in a Board capacity for our Foundation; rather they are retained as the registered investment advisor.
Foundation funds are not available to support the general operating budget of TRUMC. Rather, the Foundation is intended to supplement and complement the Church’s mission.