Help build a future for
Lutheran Peace Fellowship
1710 11th Ave., Seattle, WA 98122
We invite you to help build an endowment for Lutheran Peace Fellowship; a fund to assure an ongoing source of income for peace work among Lutherans, grounded in the nonviolent gospel of Jesus Christ.
Since 1941, Lutheran Peace Fellowship (LPF) has engaged in a prophetic ministry of advocacy, nonviolence education, and support for Lutheran peacemakers. We give thanks for the legacy of our founders; we want to ensure that this vital mission will continue for young people --- tomorrow's peacemakers.
Lutheran Peace Fellowship has created an Endowment fund in order to strengthen our peacemaking mission into the twenty-first century and beyond. The principal will continue to grow while a portion of the fund's annual interest and dividend income will help support LPF programs including:
t scholarships for young peacemakers;
t worship and advocacy resources;
t nonviolence training programs and other Nobel Peace Appeal activities;
t outreach to new congregations...
The Lutheran Peace Fellowship board has selected the Endowment Fund of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), a socially-responsible investment partnership of the ELCA Foundation and Board of Pensions, to be the professional manager for the LPF Endowment Fund. The ELCA Endowment Fund invests in stocks and bonds that are screened to avoid companies that produce weapons of mass destruction, harm the environment, or adversely affect human health.
Lutheran Peace Fellowship will continue to own the entire endowment, both the principal and all earnings from the money invested in the fund. LPF will pay a 1% annual management fee to the ELCA Foundation.
Initial Threshold Goal: $25,000: The Lutheran Peace Fellowship Endowment Fund aims to make a minimum initial investment of $25,000 in order to participate fully in the ELCA Endowment Fund portfolio of stocks and bonds. The eleven-member LPF board of directors has already pledged $7000 towards this goal. We need your help in reaching the threshold goal this year.
You can make your contribution to the Lutheran Peace Fellowship Endowment Fund through a variety of options. Gifts of all sizes and in many forms are welcome, to our regular budget as well as to the endowment fund.
ELCA foundation staff will provide LPF with the services of professional gift planners who are experienced in counseling individual donors in the technical aspects of arranging for gifts that serve the best interest of both you and Lutheran Peace Fellowship.
1. Cash: A gift of cash is a direct and simple way to assist the LPF Endowment Fund and realize your charitable objectives. Cash gifts qualify as a charitable deduction for federal income tax purposes and are fully deductible (for those who itemize) up to 50% of your adjusted gross income in the year that the gift is made.
2. Appreciated Property (Stocks, Bonds, Real Estate): Gifts of securities and other appreciated property will also help us reach our $25,000 threshold goal this year. With a gift of appreciated securities held more than one year, not only do you receive a charitable deduction, but you.avoid all capital gains taxes (up to 30% of your adjusted gross income).
3. Memorial Gifts: You may wish to honor a loved one, a special anniversary, a birthday or retirement by sending a contribution to the LPF Endowment Fund. A memorial gift is also a way to honor a loved one who has died. An appropriate tribute will be forwarded to the person you are honoring, or to the family of the person being memorialized. Send your gift to the LPF Endowment Fund in care of the ELCA Foundation, and specify the person who should receive acknowledgement.
4. Life Insurance: You may find life insurance an attractive form of giving since it may not affect your current cash flow. Large gifts may be possible at a relatively small cost. You may give a life insurance policy that you already own, give a new contract, or name the LPF Endowment Fund as a beneficiary. Premium payments for charitable life insurance contracts are tax deductible. Please consult ELCA Foundation Staff regarding such gift arrangements.
5. Bequests: Through a will, you can perpetuate your peacemaking ministry with a living memorial. The LPF Endowment Fund can be a beneficiary of your estate, the recipient of a specified gift or residuary or contingent bequest, or the ultimate beneficiary of a charitable remainder trust. Bequests are deductible for federal estate tax purposes. The ELCA Foundation can provide assistance with wills, estate and gift planning. (continued on back panel)
6. Gifts that provide you with lifetime income: Deferred gifts include gifts in which you transfer assets to the Lutheran Peace Fellowship Endowment and receive, in return, a lifetime income interest for you, your spouse or children, or specified beneficiaries. Gift opportunities are tailored to the needs and priorities of the donor. ELCA Foundation gift planning counselors can help you determine how to best realize your priorities through various gift options such as:
t charitable gift annuities;
t deferred payment charitable gift annuities;
t charitable remainder trusts.
Gifts of appreciated real estate make attractive gifts into a charitable remainder trust, where you receive income for life and LPF receives the remainder at the time of death.
If you elect to develop a charitable trust, the ELCA Foundation will prepare the documents at no cost or obligation to you or to Lutheran Peace Fellowship. Brochures explaining each of several deferred gift arrangements can be requested from the ELCA Foundation.
As each has received a gift, employ it for one another, as good stewards of God's varied grace. 1 Peter 4:10
How Can I Give to the
Lutheran Peace Fellowship
1. Contact Lutheran Peace Fellowship
Gifts of cash and securities (stocks, bonds) can be handled directly by Lutheran Peace Fellowship. Send donations to the Lutheran Peace Fellowship.
You or your broker can transfer stock directly to Lutheran Peace Fellowship's broker: Edward Jones, phone 206/937-9613, account #870-05398-1-3, DTC #0057. Be sure to specify that it is for the LPF Endowment Fund.
2. Contact the ELCA Foundation
You may call the ELCA Foundation to facilitate selling your securities directly into the LPF Endowment Fund. Deferred gifts, annuities and bequests will be handled by the
8765 W. Higgins Road
Chicago, IL 60631.
phone: 800-638-2522 ext. 2970
Thank you for considering a gift that will further the ministry of Lutheran Peace Fellowship. However you choose to contribute to the Lutheran Peace Fellowship --- to our regular budget as well as to the Endowment Fund --- we give thanks for your ongoing support of this vital peacemaking work.
Lutheran Peace Fellowship is an international community of peacemakers, grounded in Christ, who seek peace according to the Biblical vision of shalom, peace with justice; who pray and work to eliminate violence, oppression, and militarism; and who are committed to nonviolence in our efforts to bring about justice and reconciliation.
Blessed are the peacemakers. Matthew 5:9
Thank you for considering a gift that will further the ministry of Lutheran Peace Fellowship. However you choose to contribute to the Lutheran Peace Fellowship, to our regular budget as well as to the Endowment Fund, we give thanks for your ongoing support of this vital peacemaking work.
Lutheran Peace Fellowship
1710 11th Ave., Seattle WA 98122 206/720-0313 firstname.lastname@example.org www.nonviolence.org/lpf
Founded in 1941, LPF offers a wide range of expertise, encouragement, and resources, including
t workshops and trainings on Christian nonviolence and current peace and justice concerns from world hunger to landmines;
t fellowship and support for congregation, campus, and individual activities and projects;
t a newsletter, brochures, worship materials, advocacy updates, audiovisuals, and a web site
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