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Calculate the Best Solutions for Your Gifts

By utilizing the calculators listed below, you will easily be able to preview illustrations of the best solutions for your gifts. 

Gift planning calculators

There are ways to begin determining how your investments can benefit you, your family, and the congregation and other ministries you love. Our gift planning calculators can provide you with illustrations of how your gift will benefit you and others:


Gift annuity

Benefit from attractive fixed payouts that are partially tax free. Receive a charitable tax deduction on the amount of the original gift.


Charitable annuity trust

Receive fixed payments with tax free sale plus charitable tax deduction.


Deferred gift annuity

Benefit from fixed payouts beginning at a date of your choosing more than one year after the gift.


Part gift and part sale

Enjoy substantial cash and save 50%, 70% or even 100% of tax on gain.


Sale and unitrust

Receive cash plus increased income from trust! Charitable tax deduction reduces tax on gain.


Charitable unitrust

Enjoy increased income with tax free sale plus charitable tax deduction.


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Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving.

Colossians 4:2


A Simple, Straightforward Process

Our straightforward process begins with discussing what’s important to you. Then, with our knowledge and expertise, we'll help you establish goals, take full advantage of tax benefits, and thoughtfully provide for and your family and your faith, even after you've left this Earth.

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Everyone is Eligible

Many wonder if they have “enough” to create a gift plan. The answer is always yes. All people possess God’s gifts, and even the humblest gifts can make a positive impact. And regardless of the gifts you wish to share, our counselors will work with you, at no charge. Learn more in our FAQ section..

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Options to Structure Your Gift Plan

Just as everyone has different goals and needs, we offer a variety of different options to structure your gift plan. Each option has its respective strengths and variables, and each can be of benefit to someone if applied thoughtfully, and with guidance.

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Contact Us

How can we help you today? If you're a current donor, account holder or investor with a question, or if you're new to the LCMS Foundation and would like more information, we'd love to hear from you. Please use the "I have a question or comment about" drop-down field below to get your comment to the correct person or department faster.