Giving Societies

The Indiana United Methodist Children’s Home Foundation, Inc. has two major giving societies that provide donors the opportunity to leave a legacy while also providing important resources to the Indiana United Methodist Children’s Home.

The John Wesley Circle

The John Wesley Circle is a retirement plan for the Indiana United Methodist Children’s Home.  Most people give to IUMCH “out of their pocket” or their spendable income.  However, most people have as much as 90 percent of their wealth in their estate and not their pocket.

Planned giving (also called estate giving) is a way to contribute to IUMCH using estate-planning vehicles. The John Wesley Circle was established to recognize the generosity of those who have given a planned gift to IUMCH.

The John Wesley Circle honors all individuals who support International School of Indiana mission through a bequest in their will, life insurance, retirement plans or other estate gifts. These donors understand the importance of the IUMCH mission, and through their membership in The John Wesley Circle, they ensure the future of IUMCH for generations to come.

Estate-planning vehicles are a way to contribute to ISI Through:

  • Bequests
  • Insurance Policies
  • Charitable Gift Annuities
  • Charitable Lead and Remainder Trusts
  • Gifts of Real Estate

If you have questions, please contact Paul St. Angelo, Executive Director, Indiana United Methodist Children’s Home Foundation at 317-775-0606 or paulstangelo@iumchf.org.

Angie Godwin Society

Indiana United Methodist Children’s Home established the Miss Angie Godwin Society to honor and to thank individuals who have made philanthropic gifts. Miss Godwin receives sole credit for beginning Indiana United Methodist Children’s Home. She was a Deaconess Evangelist and member of the Indiana Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church.

Miss Godwin was an extraordinary woman. She was born in 1876 and later in life, attended the Chicago Training School of the Women’s Foreign Missionary Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church. As Miss Godwin stated, “I knew that full-time Christian work would be my mission in life.”

In 1915, Miss Godwin started the orphanage and located the facility in Greencastle, Indiana. Then in 1924, the Home relocated to Lebanon, Indiana. Miss Godwin passed away in 1948, but her legacy is everlasting.

The Angie Godwin Society is a group of faithful friends who have committed to serve as a consistent, stabilizing force for Indiana United Methodist Children’s Home. An annual gift of $1,000 or more qualifies donors for inclusion in this prestigious group.  Your annual gift of $1,000 or more will impact areas, such as:

 

  • After-school programming and recreational activities
  • Educational opportunities at the on-grounds school
  • Safeguarding the Teaching Family Homes to ensure a safe and welcoming environment for the girls and boys
  • Spiritual growth opportunities for children
  • Therapeutic counseling programs

Indiana United Methodist Children’s Home is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit; E.I.N. 35-0877-578. To the extent that is allowed by law, your gift to Indiana United Methodist Children’s Home Foundation, Inc. is tax-deductible.