UMW Remembers its Roots March 23


Read about our upcoming 150th celebration and giving to the Legacy Fund.

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.

Celebrate the dedication and foresight of our foremothers in mission as we lead up to our 150th anniversary in 2019 with a special Day of Giving, March 23, 2015.

Gifts to the legacy fund can be made in several ways:
  • Online at
  • By phone: 800-278-7771
    (8 am-6pm EST, M-F)
  • Text Legacy150 to 41444
  • By check mailed to:
    United Methodist Women: Treasurer’s Office
    475 Riverside Drive
    New York, NY 10115.