¶ 2513. United Methodist Foundations-An annual conference or conferences may establish a United Methodist Foundation. The purposes for establishing such a foundation may include:
1. Providing the services described in ¶ 2512.3 as designated by the donor or at the direction of the conference board of trustees;
2. The promotion of planned-giving programs on behalf of local churches, conferences, and general Church boards and agencies;
3. Furnishing counsel and guidance to local churches with regard to promotion and management of permanent funds; and
4. Other responsibilities as determined by the annual conference. The United Methodist Foundation shall have a governing board as determined by the annual conference. The governing board will establish policies upon which the foundation will operate.