The Legacy Society

Changing Lives Through Legacy Giving

Make a Legacy Gift

From the start, Highland Park United Methodist Church has focused on building a local church with a mission to help make deeply devoted followers of Jesus Christ and change lives. Since our inception over a century ago, God’s kingdom has grown through HPUMC in ways we could only have dreamed of in the early days.

But the ministry of Highland Park United Methodist Church is just beginning.

We are a growing church, rooted in God’s faithfulness and guided by God’s vision. Central to God’s vision for the future of this church is the continued generosity of our congregation through legacy giving.

We hope that you will consider including Highland Park United Methodist Church in your estate or financial plans. There are many options available to those who wish to include HPUMC in their long-range planning.

Ways to Give

Will Bequests

The simplest way to give is through a bequest in your will. Or you may choose to simply designate HPUMC as a beneficiary of your retirement plan, a life insurance policy, or of a bank account or security. Some donors choose to establish a trust that enables them to contribute to HPUMC while providing them with current income, helping you meet current and long-term financial and philanthropic objectives.

Endowment Funds

There are also opportunities to invest in established endowment funds. Earnings from these investments complement and support the basic and future needs of the church and its ongoing initiatives. Examples include:

  • Establishment of new ministries, including planting new churches and new church ministries

  • Expansion of outreach programs and community ministries

  • Major upgrades and emergency needs of permanent facilities on campus

Contact Us

For any questions, to discuss your legacy gift, or for additional information, please contact Michelle Cox at 214-523-2167 or

Please let us know if you already have included Highland Park United Methodist Church in your estate or financial plans. All requests for information will remain confidential.

We recommend that you consult with your tax, legal, or financial advisors concerning the specific details and consequences of making a Legacy Gift to Highland Park United Methodist Church and to help you determine which approach is best for you.