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Endowment Giving

Giving is Personal. Endowment Giving, even in the present moment, is not designed to replace the weekly/monthly current and benevolence offerings or the mortgage debt retirement. Rather, the Give Now, Give Later and the Give and Receive opportunities described below suggest different and creative ways to provide resources for the future life of Mount Pleasant Lutheran Church.

Ways to Give

What does the future hold?

What will Mount Pleasant Lutheran Church look like in another ten, twenty, or even fifty years? Contributions made through the MPLC Endowment Fund help provide a living presence for our congregation of tomorrow.

Learn how a giving partnership through The Mt. Pleasant Lutheran Church Endowment Fund and InFaith Community Foundation can maximize your support to charities and causes that reflect your values, and can also increase your benefits as a donor:

  • Make a charitable gift while providing for your family;

  • Make a charitable gift and, in turn, receive an ongoing stream of income;

  • Benefit multiple missions with one gift – immediately and in the future; and

  • Reduce or eliminate federal income, estate and gift taxes.

Give Now
  • Cash

  • Securities, Real Estate, Closely Held Stock

Give Later
  • Beneficiary Proceeds, Wills/Trusts

  • Life Insurance

  • Life Estate Insurance Reserved - Recreational Property

Give & Receive
  • Charitable Remainder Trust

  • Leveraging an Annuity with Life Insurance

  • Rother IRA Conversion and Charitable Gift Annuity

Gifting requests are received twice a year (end of April and October.) Please fill out the request form below and hand into the office.


For more information about the Mt. Pleasant Lutheran Church Endowment Fund, please contact:

  • Cynthia Halverson, ELCA Foundation,
    773-380-2572 or email

  • MPLC Endowment Board Chair, Dick Davies

  • MPLC Endowment Board Treasurer, Jim Broetzmann

Charitable giving can result in significant tax, legal and financial consequences. Because Mt. Pleasant Lutheran Church Endowment Fund cannot give tax or legal advice, you are strongly encouraged to consult with your personal tax and legal advisors.

To ensure compliance with IRS requirements, be aware that any U.S. federal tax advice that may be contained within this material is not intended or written to be used, and cannot be used, for the purpose of (i) avoiding penalties under the Internal Revenue Code or (ii) p

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