"The pandemic of 2020, along with unrest around the world, was a challenge. Churches, schools, and businesses President & CEO have had to learn how to do their daily activities in new and different ways.
For some, this has added additional opportunities to do their work, and for others, it has been catastrophic. I pray that you have been well physically, mentally, and spiritually. Even amid these trials, I have seen the hand of God working in remarkable ways. The Foundation has had many blessings, even in these challenging months. At the end of 2020, The Foundation’s assets were $216 million, an all-time high. The Foundation’s managed accounts, established by Arkansas Methodist churches or church members, generate money in perpetuity, returning earnings to church ministries year after year. Over $4.5 million was distributed in early January 2021 to Arkansas churches and Methodist-related charities from these accounts. These funds directly support children and youth ministries, scholarships, music programs, mission work, and building maintenance.
The year 2020 was one for the record books in many ways. Thanks to your continued support of the Foundation, I am happy to share some highlights of our year in this issue of Legacies."
– Rev. J. Wayne Clark, President & CEO