Our Promise to You

The Foundation is the only LCMS organization that offers you comprehensive charitable expertise and resources to help you plan and direct your passion for giving to family and all ministries today, tomorrow and forever.

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We work with God's people today

The LCMS Foundation works with individuals to extend God's kingdom through a variety of gift types. We then work with LCMS congregations, districts, colleges, seminaries, national ministries and other missions to invest and manage those gifts so that ministry can expand.


Make the best plans for the future of family and ministry

Providing for your loved ones, supporting your favorite ministries, and establishing sensitive life decisions requires the time, patience and knowledge that an LCMS Foundation gift planning counselor can bring you.

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in the service of Jesus and God's eternal kingdom.

Our earthly assets are nothing compared to the immeasurable riches God has shown us in his grace and mercy.

The LCMS Foundation shares your desire to bring others to the foot of the cross of Jesus. Your legacy and the legacy of your ministry can be one of partnering with the LCMS Foundation to continue spreading the Gospel to everyone everywhere.

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Bountiful Blessing

After being transferred to a refugee camp in Germany, Edie married a young GI and started a new life in America. Two sons later, she was diagnosed with a brain tumor and given a 50% chance to live through the surgery.

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Winning Three Ways

"Many seminarians are second career and need our help to support their families while in school," Ron adds, "and our missionaries always need more support."

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Preparing for the future

The Boettchers, all farm families except for Lavina, a nurse, work hard to make a living in this rugged country. On Sundays, most of the Boettcher family - Grandma Mary, brothers, sisters, grandchildren - goes to church at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Spencer.

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Memories into Blessings

The president of Concordia College received a surprising letter. The writer asked about Charitable Remainder Unitrust and stated that he wanted to make a gift "as a late 'thank you' for the many blessings I have enjoyed at least partly due to the education and the training I received at Concordia."

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A Gift for the Lord's Work

"Only our Lord knows how many souls will be touched by Clarence's wonderful act of stewardship."

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From Coffee Cake to Trust...

My mother was a good German cook. She loved the Lord and she loved to bake coffee cake. Little did she know that her coffee cake, many years later, would be the source for a Trust at Calvary Lutheran Church.

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The Harvest is Ready

As the combines roll across the golden fields of corn we are reminded that the harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Erik and Joyce Radke hope their story will in some way inspire others to support the work of the Lord through Christian estate planning.

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Leaving A Legacy of Love

...Even in death, his work continues through the legacy he left for his family and for his Lord.

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A Two-Fold Gift of Love

"Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength" (Deut. 6:5). For Dr. Mark and Sue Schulz of Hartley, these words are more than just a favorite Bible verse. They are a way of life.

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A Vision of Future Blessings

Are we sometimes blinded to the opportunities we have to share God's Word? The world is waiting to hear the message of the Gospel and God is calling us to work in the fields today.

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Spreading the Word

A spry 90, Ted enjoys making gifts to his favorite ministries, knowing that each will receive the residual of his gift annuities after he is called home to be with the Lord.

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