Foundation

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What will your legacy be?

We leave our legacy in so many ways: kindness we’ve shown to others, a family rich in love and tradition, devotion to your church, a beautiful flower garden tended with love, ministries to those in need, giving to the church.

Thoughtful and faithful consideration of gifts to the church is good stewardship and a way to leave a living legacy that continues to spread Jesus’ love long after we are gone.

A legacy of Jesus’ love

The mission of the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church Foundation is to expand and continue the legacy of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church and to transform lives by reflecting Jesus’ love.

The Foundation is an important part of GSLC ministry, providing funding for programs that are not a part of the operating budget of the congregation. Some of the programs that have been funded through the foundation include:
• Seminary and Lutheran college scholarships
• Senior bus program that provides the elderly with transportation to GSLC services

In growing and expanding the Foundation, the vision is to fund more ministries which may include: ministries to children and youth, seniors, the GSLC neighborhoods, future church leaders and others.

Express your Devotion through a donation to the GSLC Foundation

Talk to your financial adviser or financial planner about the many options available for planned giving.

Outright Gifts

  • Tribute Gifts – Honor significant events such as baptisms, birthdays or anniversaries with a donation.
  • Memorials – Remember a loved family member, friend or acquaintance with a donation.

Deferred Gifts

  • Wills – You can use your will to make a contribution to the Foundation.
  • Trusts –Trusts provide a fixed amount or percentage rate of income. You can designate how funds are used and by whom. A trust can be set up now or established in a will.
  • Life Insurance –You can designate the Foundation as your policy beneficiary. If you no longer need the policy, taking this step allows future premiums to be tax deductible.
  • Annuities – Charitable gift annuities offer an income based on the ages of those who will receive payments. A portion is non-taxable. Deferred payout gift annuities delay income payments until a future date and produce a higher income rate.
  • Lifetime Gifts – Transferring cash, stocks, bonds, real estate or other securities to the Foundation.

All gifts to the foundation are charitable tax donations.

To accomplish planned giving goals, always seek professional assistance from a professional adviser such as an attorney, accountant, financial planner or trust

If you are interested in finding out more about giving to the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church Foundation or would like a sample letter of intent sent to me that you can use to indicate that a gift to the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church Foundation has been designated in a will or bequest or if you have already remembered Good Shepherd Lutheran Church Foundation in your estate plan.

The legal description to use in your estate plan is:   “Good Shepherd Lutheran Church Foundation Ltd.”  5701 Raymond Road, Madison, WI  53711

For More Information

Contact Pastor Chris Enstad censtad@gslcwi.com or call 608-271-6633