Thrivent Choice Dollars® Support LPGM’s Ministry
Are you a member of Thrivent Financial who’s eligible to direct Choice Dollars®? Choice Dollars charitable grant funds can make a world of difference to LPGM as we work together to spread the love of Christ throughout the world through global mission. By directing Choice Dollars, eligible Thrivent members recommend where Thrivent should distribute its charitable grant funds. Lutheran Partners in Global Ministry is a registered recipient of Thrivent Choice. Contributions received through the Thrivent Choice program are added to LPGM’s general fund and applied where funds are needed most. Directing Choice Dollars is easy. Click here to learn more. Or call 800-847-4836 and say “Thrivent Choice” after the prompt. LPGM has received more than $67,000 through Thrivent Choice® designations since its inception. Thank You!
Honoraria or Memorials
To make a gift in honor or memory of a loved one, please include a note with any gift so we can accurately record it. If you would like us to send a card to an individual or family notating your gift, please include the recipient’s name for acknowledgement.
Some organizations match employee or member contributions. Let us know if you need information from us to complete a matching form.
There are many advantages to stock and securities gifts including avoiding capital gains tax when you give long-term appreciated securities to LPGM, receiving a charitable income tax deduction equal to the fair market value of the stock if it has been held for more than a year, and allowing LPGM to receive the full fair market value of the donated securities. If you are ready to make a stock donation, contact us for the current delivery instructions.
Make a lasting contribution to ensure that LPGM’s programs and transformational travel opportunities continue well into the future. Here are several ways to make a financial commitment from your estate plans:
- Bequests: Make a gift to support our future work by including LPGM in your will or living trust which offers an estate tax charitable deduction. These gifts can provide a critical base of reliable support for our programs.
- Retirement Plan Assets: Use your tax deferred retirement plan to continue supporting our work. If you have an IRA and are over the age of 70.5, you can make a gift to LPGM of up to $100,000 directly from your account without paying federal income tax on the withdrawal. Learn more here: IRA Charitable Rollover Extended Full Pg.
- Charitable Trusts: Explore ways a life income gift can pay income to you or your chosen beneficiary for a term of years or for life and also provide future support for our global ministry.
- Life Insurance: Naming LPGM in a life insurance policy that is no longer needed for family support or liquidity may be an excellent vehicle for a gift. Consult your tax advisor to see if this type of planning makes sense for you and your loved ones.
Legacy gifts have been instrumental to LPGM over the years. One example: one generous donor left $1,000,000 to LPGM several years ago, which the board chose to restrict and use over a ten+ year period at $100,000/year, supporting vital programming needs in India, CAR, and Guatemala. Although many of us may not have that much to consider gifting to LPGM, smaller gifts are always welcome. We invite you to join our Legacy Circle today!
Alternative Gift Fairs
Alternative gift fairs give shoppers the opportunity to purchase personal, poignant, and fun gifts that support LPGM partners in India, the Central African Republic, and Guatemala. At a gift fair, people make donations on behalf of friends and family to provide things like school supplies, teacher trainings, medicines for patients and more.
Organizing an alternative gift fair can be done with friends, neighbors, members of your faith community, or at the office. Alternative gift fairs are social and fun community gatherings that alleviate the stress of a packed shopping mall while supporting worthwhile causes.
Do you want to host an Alternative Gift Fair? LPGM can offer ideas and catalog samples. We look forward to assisting you in this meaningful effort!
If you have questions about any of the information here, please contact the office: 612.823.5058 or [email protected].