Elim Lutheran Church Foundation
What is the purpose of the Elim Lutheran Church Foundation?
Desiring the need for an ongoing program of stewardship that reaches out, beyond the doors of Elim Lutheran Church. The congregation established the foundation in January 1997. Its purpose is to receive and invest gifts and bequests for the growth and advancement of God’s Kingdom.
Gifts will be used exclusively for religious, charitable and educational endeavors independent of Elim Lutheran Church. Carrying out the object of propagating faith in Jesus Christ, domestically and abroad. 5% of the foundation assets are donated annually.
How is the fund governed and managed?
The endowment fund is owned by the members of Elim and managed by a board of elected directors who support the foundation financially. Your input is important in determining on how the board will direct the use of the contribution.
How Can I Contribute?
Contributions can be made in cash, stocks, bonds, insurance, and other securities: or in your will as a bequest or trust. Your contribution provides for an opportunity for stewardship, personal fulfillment and declaring your values to family and others whom you can positively influence. Contributions are tax deductible and may provide other tax benefits.
Laurie Carlson, President
Lynne Moratzka, Vice President
Jim Thorson, Treasurer
Barb Sackmann, Secretary
Arne Wright, Director
Dan Sandager, Director
Cheryl Holt, Council Representative
Scott Westphal, Senior Pastor
Interested in nominating an organization? Please download the application for additional information.
Application deadline: October 1, 2017
2017 Gift Recipients
The Dwelling Place
ELCA Disaster Relief- Domestic
Good in the Hood
International Health Partners
Lakes Area- Feed My Starving Children
College Student- Gustavus Adolphus
Lutheran Theology School- Rachi, India (WMPL)
Lutheran World Relief
New Life Community Center:Kenya
St. Croix Chaplaincy Association
Summer Festival Camp- (Youth Leadership)