ST. LUKE'S FOUNDATION
St. Luke's has been blessed by the participation of many of our members and friends in the "St. Luke's Foundation."
Who We Are
St. Luke's Foundation, which started in 1994 as a
legacy to St. Luke's 100th anniversary, receives funds
which are professionally managed with Christian
values in mind. The Foundation strives to be a good
steward of the gifts God has entrusted to us. Through
your involvement with St. Luke's Church and your
investment in St. Luke's Foundation, you are helping
leave a legacy for generations.
How and Who We Serve and Support
Your gift to the Foundation provides the opportunity to extend the mission and ministry of the church through a variety of areas.
Scholarships - Each year, the St. Luke's Foundation, along with the Scholarship Committee, awards several college, trade school, or seminary scholarships to St. Luke's students.
Music - The Foundation allows St. Luke's to provide musical instruments and other support to the Music Ministry.
Ministry Areas and Missions - The Foundation enhances ministries with special speakers, training and evolving areas of ministry, benefiting St. Luke's members as well as local, regional, national, and worldwide missions.
Building and Property Needs - The Foundation provides funding to deal with unexpected and unfunded building and property repairs.
There are a Variety of Ways to Give
Gifts of stock, bonds, or mutual funds
Charitable annuities and/or charitable trusts
Life insurance policy with St. Luke's Foundation named as beneficiary
Inclusion of St. Luke's Foundation in your will or trust
Is a will or trust part of your estate plan? Gifts are normally tax deductible. Donors should always seek advice from their attorneys or tax professionals.
Gifts given to the Foundation may be undesignated and are used in various ministry areas that are not generally covered in the annual budget.
Designated gifts to the Foundation are also encouraged. The donor specifies a particular ministry area where they direct their gifts. In some cases, the donor may prefer to designate their gift to the Foundation as an endowment, in which the principal would be maintained and only earnings could be directed to one
or more ministry areas.
For more information or to make a contribution to the St. Luke's Foundation, please contact: Foundation@stlukes-elca.org