The ELEA Endowment fund exists to CONNECT, DEVELOP and INSPIRE member schools and learning centers of the ELCA for years to come. When you find yourself with abundance we pray you will join others to support the ELEA in perpetuity, the endowment fund allows you to do just that.
The ELEA Endowment Fund is held in the Ministry Growth Fund of the ELCA Foundation, a long-term, stable, and socially responsible endowment fund that provides distributions to grow ministry, They provide expertise, as well as resources, financial education, and investment services to help you joyfully answer the call to love and support Lutheran Education.
ELCA Foundation gift planning services are made available to individuals and congregations without obligation. The ELCA Foundation serves both donors and ELCA ministries.
When making your gift, we encourage you to create a plan that matches your interests and financial circumstances. ELCA Foundation Gift Planners are available to work with you to facilitate a charitable gift that benefits our endowment fund, fits your financial situation and provides you with maximum tax benefits.
I give to the ELEA because I feel we need to provide training, support, and many blessings for our organization and all who provide this ministry for our children/students and their families. It’s been awesome for me living in this town to hear from former staff, students, and parents how much our small school meant to them and the BEST part is finding out that our former students are now sending their children to TLPS. We continue to “praise God from whom ALL blessings flow.
Pat Garrett, retired founder and Director of Trinity Lutheran Preschool, Enumclaw, WA. ELEA Donald A. Vetter, a lifetime of service, award recipient, and philanthropist.
Ways to Give
- Make an immediate, outright charitable gift
- Publicly traded securities
- Closely held stock
For People Who
- Want to provide charitable support now
- May want to give anonymously
- Seek an immediate charitable deduction
- Keep control of use of assets while living and make a charitable gift upon death
- Living will or bequest
- Beneficiary proceeds such as retirement assets or annuities
- Life insurance
- Life estate reserved
For People Who
- Want to leave a legacy by giving
- Wish to retain control of their assets while living
- Wish to make a larger gift upon death
- Help heirs avoid estate taxes on assets given