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UM Foundation

The Foundation office has moved to:
155 North Wacker Drive, Suite 4250, Chicago, IL 60606.
The move is effective November 1.
The Foundation can receive regular mail at the new address immediately

ew office phone: 312.803.4801

Since 1949, the United Methodist Foundation in Northern Illinois is committed to excellence by enhancing the stewardship ministry of local churches and church-related agencies. The Foundation encourages lifelong generosity among United Methodists in the region. Our ministries include:

  • A grants program to encourage creative ministries throughout northern Illinois.
  • An annual stewardship summit to inspire and resource local church leaders.
  • Assisting donors who wish to make charitable gifts.
  • Consulting with local churches on building endowment and planned giving programs.
  • Providing workshops, resources, and leadership on a variety of financial stewardship topics.
  • Offering an exemplary investment program for local church funds with several options to meet specific investment goals.


President: Chris Walters
 312.803.4801 Email: 

Assistant: Carolyn Cook
312.803.4801  Email:

Client Relations Associate: Demetra Kidd
312.803.4801 Email:

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