Legacy Fund

  March 23rd is United Methodist Women's 150th birthday.

On March 23, 1869, eight women gathered at Tremont Methodist Episcopal Church in Boston, Massachusetts, and organized the Woman's Foreign Missionary Society, what would become United Methodist Women. Those women raised money to send a doctor, Clara Swain, and a teacher, Isabella Thoburn, to India as missionaries to serve the women of that nation.


Each United Methodist Women is asked to contribute $18.69 on March 23rd. This will be matched up to $100,000 by an outside entity. Make sure you mark this as part of the Legacy Fund and Day of Giving for it to be counted. 

Gifts to the Legacy Fund can be made in several ways:

  • Online at unitedmethodistwomen.org/legacyfund
  • By phone: 800-278-7771
    (8 am-6pm EST, M-F)
  • Text Legacy150 to 41444
  • By check: note "Legacy Fund" in memo and mail to:
    United Methodist Women: Treasurer's Office
    475 Riverside Drive
    New York, NY 10115.