Endowments & charitable giving

Christian Stewardship

Christian stewardship means wisely managing all that God has given us, including the assets we accumulate over a lifetime. The whole church is prepared to support congregations and individuals with charitable gift planning. Address the following in your congregation:

Congregational Endowments

If your church is the recipient of a legacy gift, are they prepared to wisely put it to use? Does your congregation have an endowment, but it's inactive or only a few know it exists? We can assist your congregation in establishing, promoting, and growing your endowment.

Individual Estate Planning

Do you have a living will to ensure your wishes are carried out? Without a will, the state will determine where your assets go. Maximize your assets while you are alive, plan for zero taxes when you die, so you can generously provide for your family and favorite charities.

As a recipient of a generous grant through Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, we have contracted with Gift Planning Services to help all members of our congregations with endowments and personal gift planning to help ensure your wishes are carried out.

Director of Planned Giving

Cynthia J. Halverson   -   Regional Gift Planner

ELCA Foundation

N46W28717 Willow Brook Ct.

Hartland, WI 53029



mission investment fund

A ministry of the ELCA with faith and finance at its core, MIF aspires to be a premier financial services choice for ELCA ministries, partners and church members.

The Mission Investment Fund core business includes lending to ELCA congregations, synods and related ministries, and providing a vehicle for ELCA congregations, synods, related ministries and individuals to invest in the work of this church.

Learn more about the Mission Investment Fund