Central Lutheran Church
Donor Intent Information
Gift planning helps you make decisions about your legacy and just who you want to benefit from your immediate and future gifts, no matter how large or small.
How do I make gifts to my church? How do I make gifts to achieve a specific objective?
Answering these questions may involve Central’s Gift Education Committee and you. Or, as in many families, it involves your family and/or your advisors (legal and financial). Your advisors are familiar with the steps you can take to insure your intent and wishes are carried out. You can utilize the CLC Contribution Form attached to your gift to CLC, plus any additional directions.
Your contributions may take the form of a one-time gift, a gift supplying funds over a fixed time period, or a gift included in your will or trust. Assets may include real or personal property, stocks or bonds, a beneficial interest in a retirement plan or a life insurance policy. Central will work with you to determine which of your proposed gifts work best for the church as well as for you.
Consider directing current and future gifts to one or more of Central’s funds:
-CLC General Fund which supports the ongoing annual operations of the church.
-CLC Endowment Fund which funds new initiatives from investment earnings or supports very large capital and operations projects at Central.
-Saint Cecilia Endowment Fund which funds music service to Central and music outreach.
-CLC Foundation Fund supports activities and ministries outside of CLC (This separate 501 c3 requires use of specific language “CLC Foundation Fund” on checks and legal/financial documents).
Your donated assets can be designated to these various entities and be either restricted or non-restricted.