Endowment/Bequest Giving

Established in 2001, the Endowment Foundation encourages, receives and manages planned charitable gifts and bequests that are consistent with the mission of witnessing to the message of salvation through Jesus Christ.

ALL ENDOWMENT GIFTS WILL BE USED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE WISHES AND DIRECTIONS OF THE DONOR.

The First Lutheran Church Endowment Foundation (Tax ID# 41-0724073) provides an opportunity for members and friends to make special gifts during their lifetime and after, thus continuing to serve long after the gift is made.

Endowment gifts are invested, with only the investment earnings being expended for ministry programs that are beyond normal budgeted expenses. Designated categories are:

  • Missions – local, regional, world projects
  • Education – Elementary, High School, College, and Seminary Scholarships
  • Life Ministries – Resources to youth and family members of all ages
  • Debt Reduction – Relief/Elimination of General Fund Indebtedness
  • Capital Projects – Major renovations and new building construction
  • Unrestricted – Used as directed by Voters’ Assembly


Gifts to the Endowment Foundation are often tax deductible and may provide favorable tax incentives. Be sure to contact your financial advisor or attorney to discuss your specific situation.

YOU CAN CONTRIBUTE TO THE ENDOWMENT FOUNDATION USING SUCH WAYS AS:

  • Transfer property such as cash, stock, bonds, CD’s , mutual funds, and real estate
  • Give special gifts in memory of loved ones or in honor of special occasions
    Assign life insurance, annuity, or retirement benefits
  • Give Required Minimum Distributions (RMD’s)
  • Give directly through or establishing a donor-advised fund
  • Designate a portion of your estate in your personal will
  • Set up deferred gifts like securities, real estate or money that let you retain an income during your lifetime

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

CLICK HERE for a copy of our Endowment & Special Gifts Brochure OR contact the FLC Business Manager, Debi Ramirez, at dramirez@1stglencoe.org

"For if the willingness is there, the gift is acceptable according to what one has, not according to what one does not have."

2 Corinthians 8:12

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