The Marietta FUMC Endowment Foundation was established in 2011 as a separate non-profit 501(c)(3) organization to provide Marietta FUMC church members and friends with a way to provide permanent financial gifts to the church. The gifts will create a perpetual source of income to fund special projects and the long term needs of Marietta FUMC that are not funded through the annual operating budget of the church and the regular giving of its members. The new Endowment Foundation is an excellent vehicle through which legacy gifts to Marietta FUMC and memorials to honor and remember loved ones can be made. The Foundation will strengthen Marietta FUMC so that it can continue to empower its ministry even in difficult economic times. Because only the earnings will be distributed for actual use, each gift is able to make a lasting contribution through the life of Marietta FUMC.