Women are changing lives with money
In fact, that’s how Women of the ELCA got started. In the early 1800s, Ladies Aid circles formed to help congregations build their first sanctuaries and pay pastor’s salaries. When the larger church would not support single women as missionaries, women’s mission circles raised the dollars and sent women to serve overseas as nurses, teachers, and translators.
Gift planning is part of this tradition. Women of all income levels are using gift plans to make lasting impact on ministry, and provide for their loved ones.
Today, women give millions each year to Women of the ELCA and other ELCA ministries to support advocacy and education, eradicate malaria, resist racism, improve maternal and child nutrition, help disaster victims, and grow the church.
How can my giving make a bigger impact on mission and ministry? How can I support the church while providing for my family and meeting my own financial needs?
These are questions that women of faith have been asking--and answering--for generations. Gift planning starts here.
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I give to Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, a Minnesota nonprofit corporation, c/o The ELCA Foundation, located at 8765 West Higgins Road, Chicago, Illinois 60631, the sum of $___ [or ___percentage of my estate] for the benefit of: [specific ministry, i.e. Katie’s Fund, Women of the ELCA General Fund, Women of the ELCA Scholarships]
The material presented on this gift planning website is provided for educational purposes and should not be considered tax or legal advice. Please consult with your tax or legal advisor before proceeding with your estate plan.