WMU of Texas Endowments

WMU of Texas Endowments have been established to help provide a secure financial base for the mission and ministries of WMU. The money placed in an endowment will never be spent; the funds are invested so the interest provides an ongoing stream of income year after year, decade after decade.

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was established in 1995 and funds a variety of ministries and projects such as leadership training events for multicultural missions, expenses for volunteer ethnic consultants, resources for the African American Advisory Council, Missionary Parents Fellowship, a pre-college retreat for MKs (Missionary Kids), and Texas Baptist Nursing Fellowship.


assists individuals to move beyond their church walls and be involved in hands-on missions experiences in the US or overseas. It was established in 2001 to honor Joy Phillips Fenner upon her retirement as executive director-treasurer, WMU of Texas.


is a partnership that began in 1999 benefiting WMU of Texas and national WMU. It provides missions resources and training for church and associational WMU.


makes funds available to help women develop missions leadership skills for service in their local churches. The endowment was established in 2000 by Mrs. Law’s family to honor her service as president of WMU of Texas.


was created in 1986 in memory of Miss Henderson, who served 34 years as the executive leader of WMU of Texas. This endowment provides scholarships for women pursuing a career in WMU or in missions who are enrolled in graduate study at designated schools in Texas.

Student Scholarship: Apply Online


was originally established as the Texas CWJC/CMJC Endowment in 2002 by site coordinators in celebration of CWJC’s fifth anniversary. It was renamed in 2021 in memory of Rebecca “Becky” Ellison, former WMU of Texas CWJC/CMJC State Consultant. The endowment provides grants for sites as well as scholarships for CWJC/CMJC graduates to continue their education.

Student/Site Leader Scholarship: Apply Online


helps WMU effectively tell the missions story by developing writers, language websites, and other avenues of communication. Created in 2006 to honor Mrs. Bishop, a missions communicator and former president of WMU of Texas.


was created in 2016 to honor the missions contributions and leadership of Pastor Mike and Mary Valerio. Mary is a former president of Hispanic WMU of Texas and the first Hispanic woman to serve as an officer of WMU of Texas. Funds will be used to support Hispanic ministries across Texas.

Ways to Give

For assistance with the above options, contact WMU of Texas at wmutx[at]texasbaptists.org or (214) 828-5150. You may also contact the Texas Baptists Missions Foundation at missionsfoundation[at]txb.org or by phone at (214) 828-5343.

  • Mail check to WMU of Texas, 10325 Brockwood Rd., Dallas, Texas 75238. Check Memo: Designate endowment. Print and include the endowment form with your check. Download Form
  • Include WMU in a will, leaving a percentage of the estate or a specific dollar amount.
  • Make a gift from your IRA.
  • Make a gift of a life insurance policy.
  • Give through a donor advised fund.
  • Establish a charitable gift annuity or charitable trust that would provide an annual income for life to the donor, but would go to WMU upon death.
  • Give appreciated securities.
  • Give real estate.

For more information about how to give now or later, you can go to missionsfoundation.org.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Are The Funds Administered?

The WMU of Texas Endowment Administrative Team makes distribution of interest income for all endowments with the exception of the Henderson Memorial Scholarship Endowment which is administered by a Scholarship Committee. Reports are made regularly to the WMU of Texas Board of Directors. Guidelines are in place for all endowments and provide direction for distribution. These assets are managed through the Texas Baptist Missions Foundation and the WMU Foundation.

Where May I Send Contributions?

WMU of Texas will receive and acknowledge any contribution and deposit the funds as designated by the donor.

Donors may prefer to send Touch Tomorrow Today contributions to WMU Foundation, which accepts gifts by credit card.

How may I get assistance submitting my gift?

You may contact WMU of Texas with any questions at (214) 828-5150 or by email at wmutx[at]texasbaptists.org. You may also contact the Texas Baptists Missions Foundation at (214) 828-5343 or missionsfoundation[at]txb.org.

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