Planned Giving

Making a planned gift is a wonderful way to show your support and appreciation for Luther Seminary and its mission, while accommodating your own personal, financial, estate planning, and philanthropic goals. With smart planning, you may actually increase the size of your estate, save on taxes, receive income for life, or enjoy other financial benefits – all the while knowing that you have made a wonderful gift to Luther Seminary.

We recommend that you familiarize yourself with various gift options by exploring How to Give and What to Give tabs or download or request for free The Guide to Estate Planning or The Guide to Gift Planning. These resources will give you a basic understanding of gift planning and allow you to compare options that are best for you. And, of course, please contact us for assistance or to discuss your personal situation and goals.

IRA Charitable Rollover

An IRA rollover allows people age 70 1/2 and older to reduce their taxable income by making a gift directly from their IRA.

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About Bequests

You may be looking for a way to make a significant gift to help further our mission. A bequest is a gift made through your will or trust. It is one of the most popular and flexible ways that you can support our cause.

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Charitable Gift Annuity

A charitable gift annuity is a great way you can make a gift to our organization and benefit. You transfer your cash or property to our organization and we promise to make fixed payments to you for life at a rate based on your age.

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Charitable Remainder Unitrust

You may be looking for a way to receive fixed income for life or a number of years. Perhaps you recently sold property and are looking for a way to save on taxes and plan for retirement. A charitable remainder annuity trust may offer the solutions you need.

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Heritage Society

All individuals who have made a planned gift to Luther Seminary are automatically enrolled as members of The Heritage Society. The Heritage Society was established to recognize, thank, and steward individuals and families who have made planned gifts to Luther Seminary.

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