Leaving a Legacy
What is the Endowment Fund?
The Endowment Fund is a separate 501 (c) (3) fund, contributions to which are tax deductible. The Fund is governed by the Church Council through a separate Endowment Fund Team. The purpose and mission of the Endowment Fund is to create a substantial and growing financial stability for Resurrection Lutheran Church. The Endowment Team will make periodic distributions of the Endowment income designated to further the ministry of the Church.
Why has Resurrection Lutheran Church created the Endowment Fund?
The congregation of Resurrection Lutheran Church (RLC) has always had a special vision for serving the community. God has blessed us as a congregation with resources of talents, gifts, dedication, and caring. For this we are truly thankful.
To enhance our opportunities to serve God, the RLC Endowment Fund has been established as a separate fund. As such, it provides a unique lasting stewardship vehicle for people to express gratitude to God for the blessings they have received throughout their lives.
How will Endowment Gifts be used?
Only the growth and interest earnings from the endowment principal can be used on an annual basis; thereby allowing the original gift to remain in perpetuity and support RLC and its mission for many years.
Annual distributions from the fund may be used for our congregation, our community needs or global needs.
How can gifts be made to The Endowment Fund?
Gifts to the Endowment Fund may be made in the following ways:
• Monetary gifts
• A life insurance policy that you no longer need or a new policy naming
Resurrection Lutheran Church as the beneficiary
• Appreciated assets such as stocks, bonds, or shares of mutual funds - Call us for
investment gifting and transfer instructions.
• A financial account such as a CD, savings account, IRA, or Pension Plan naming
Resurrection Lutheran Church as beneficiary
• Distributions from a trust, either revocable such as a living trust, or irrevocable
trust, such as a life insurance trust
• A bequest to Resurrection Lutheran Church in your Will of a special cash amount
Gifts may be given in memory of someone and can also be designated for a special purpose.