The Caring Forever Foundation is a 501(c)(3) corporation of Memorial Drive United Methodist Church organized exclusively for charitable, religious, and educational purposes. The CFF operates exclusively for the benefit of Memorial Drive UMC, its ministries, its programs, its outreach, and its facilities. The funds of the CFF are invested in such a manner as to preserve capital, offset inflation, as well as provide current income for grants from specific funds as allowed and from the General Funds for requests. The current funds in the CFF are:

The General Fund

Undesignated funds from gifts, memorials, honoraria, and bequests which can be used for grants in accordance with the purposes of the CFF.


H. Eugene Cragg - up to $1,500 per year for students enrolled in graduate work leading to fulltime ministry in a local congregation of the United Methodist Church.


Helping Hands - to help people who are “under-blessed”. 

Campus Beautification

Beverly Sloan Landscaping - to be used for the landscaping and maintenance of the Memorial Drive UMC grounds.

Memorial Gardens - to be used for the upkeep and maintenance of the Memorial Garden columbarium.


Bobbie Swaim Music Memorial - to support the traditional, classical music and organ concert programs of Memorial Drive UMC.

Howard Swaim Media Ministries - to upgrade and/or replace video and audio equipment and technology of Memorial Drive UMC.

Dr. Harry Rankin Lectures - to support annual lectureships.


Dr. Chuck Simmons - Executive Director
Viva Pennington - Administrative Director 

Gifts, memorials, and honoraria- designated or undesignated- can be made by sending your check to: The Caring Forever Foundation, 12955 Memorial Drive, Houston, Texas 77079, Attn: Viva Pennington

If you are interested in learning more about putting The Caring Forever Foundation in your will, please contact Viva Pennington at the above address or by calling 713-468-8356, x241 or by emailing her.