- Gifts Today
- Gifts Tomorrow
- Gifts Forever
Support the ministry of the church
Gifts Today are direct gifts which support ministry efforts immediately. 184,740 direct gifts totaling $42,425,009 were received through the Foundation for LCMS congregations, districts, colleges, seminaries, national ministries and other missions.
Giving is easy. Call (800) 325-7912 to give a gift by phone.
Planning For the Future
Gifts Tomorrow are planned gifts that benefit ministries in the future.
In FY2010, the LCMS Foundation distributed 4,082 matured charitable gifts totaling $17,804,872. The combined total of $60,229,881 in direct and matured gifts was distributed to 579 ministries of the church. Another 1,202 gifts totaling $76,325,143 were received as planned gifts that will be distributed as the charitable instruments mature in future years.
A LEGACY THat matters
Gifts Forever are endowed gifts that produce ongoing support for ministry.
In 2009-2010, assets under management at the Foundation showed substantial increases in value. The investment program overseen by the Foundation’s board of trustees, with the help of its investment counsel Wilshire Associates, demonstrated the consistent performance for which it has been designed.