late Winfred Polk of Corning believed in the United Methodist Foundation in its
infancy. He made significant gifts of resources, time and talent with a
steadfast commitment to a Foundation that could eventually support United
Methodist ministries throughout the state.
Polk was a Chevrolet dealer and long-time leader in the Corning United Methodist
Church. He had a great interest in Methodist history and traveled to England to
visit key places in the history of the Church for himself.
Polk, a UMFA board member since 1989 has one son, Charles Cash. She is a member
of Paragould First United Methodist Church, but became a Foundation supporter
when she and Winfred were active at Corning First United Methodist Church.
“The Foundation is dear to my heart. It does so much for the
Church and for our Conference,” said Mrs. Polk. “With funds set up by many
United Methodists in Arkansas throughout the years, the Foundation is able to
help support important programs like seminary scholarships.”
The Seminary Scholarship Fund is just one program among many
that Mrs. Polk has supported through the Foundation. She also is a donor to
Philander Smith College and helped the Foundation develop the Joycelyn Elders
“Peggy became a champion of the United Methodist Foundation
through marriage,” said UMFA President Jim Argue, Jr. “Winfred Polk helped formed the vision of the
Foundation and was a great advocate for us.
Peggy embraced that same enthusiastic support.”
Polks helped enhance the vision of the Foundation and have been great
advocates, according to UMFA President and CEO Jim Argue, Jr. Their ideas,
their board service and their creation of endowment funds at the Foundation all
contribute to a continuing legacy for the Arkansas Conference.
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