Foundation Role in a Vibrant Church Future

Catalina United Methodist Church is an active, vibrant church in Tucson and its ministries have impacted many lives. Over the years, out of gratitude for what the church has done in their lives and the lives of their families, many individuals and families remember and contribute to the church’s ministry in addition to their regular yearly pledges. The Catalina United Methodist Foundation provides a process to manage and facilitate this future through planned donations and advanced estate planning. 


Foundation History

The Catalina United Methodist Foundation was established by incorporation in the State of Arizona in 1958. The Foundation purpose is to assist those who wish to provide financial gifts to the church in support of future ministry and provide stewardship of those gifts. Through the years, many have contributed to the Foundation for a variety of causes such as: Missions, Scholarships, Counseling, Ministerial Education, the Day School, the Memorial Garden, the Music program, and maintaining the church campus and other programs.
Gifts to Programs & Property Fund maintain the church campus and facilities.

Foundation Gift Categories

Click here  to view a list of the current Foundation funds, and click here to download the form to give to any of the funds. Please send the form to the church office, ATTENTION FOUNDATION, contact a Foundation member or email: Donors can indicate that the funds principle be preserved or be made available for immediate use. There are several ways to designate a gift to the Foundation:

  • Unrestricted Gifts – Preserves the principal and generates funds for distribution through interest income and dividends with no donor-mandated restrictions on their use
  • Restricted Gifts – Preserves the principal and generates funds for distribution through interest income and dividends with the use designated by the Donor and/or as designated at the discretion of the Finance Committee.
  • Specified Term Gifts – The funds (generally >$10,000) are distributed over 3, 5, or 10 years for a specified program or purpose
Gifts to the Music Fund support CUMC’s traditional and contemporary music program.


CUMC Foundation provides college, graduate, and vocational scholarships for church members, clergy students, and members of our community.

Click here to download the scholarship form. Submit your scholarship request to the Foundation at
Gifts to the Catalina Day School Fund provide scholarships & partial tuition grants
Contact the Foundation Chair, at for more information or to donate to the Foundation.