Foundation of St. Andrew’s

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A Ministry to the heartfelt legacies of donors, and a service to the internal and extended ministries of St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church

The Foundation of St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church is a nonprofit organization and a separate 501(c)(3) from St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church, established in 2000 to provide funds for religious and charitable needs outside the scope of the annual budget of the congregation.

 

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Mission:  The Foundation of St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church is a non-profit organization providing the avenue to give long-term support for church ministries.

Vision:  All members of our church community will consider a legacy gift that will say Thank You to God for all that we have been given.

Consider becoming a Navigator
People who have made a charitable provision through a will or estate plan to support St. Andrew’s ministries or the ministries of the Greater Church are “Navigators.”

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Are You a Navigator?
Complete this Navigators Declaration form and return it to Gerry Rafftery at:

The Foundation of St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church
900 Stillwater Road
Mahtomedi, MN 55115

Donations to The Foundation are separate and distinct from day-to-day operating funds of the church.

Through these gifts, The Foundation seeks to match donor intentions with ministries that serve the needs of people in Christ’s name in the community, the nation, and around the world.

Directors of The Foundation have the legal and financial responsibility to preserve gifts and to make careful investment decisions using annually-produced income to fund Foundation distributions. The hope is for all members of our church community to consider a legacy gift to The Foundation of St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church. We help our members identify their values and create personal legacies which enrich their faith and extend the ministries of St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church.

For more information, or to visit with someone about entrusting your legacy to The Foundation, contact Pastor Gerry Rafftery, Executive Director of The Foundation at grafftery@saintandrews.org or 651.295.7039.

 

Ways to Give

Some ways to leave a legacy through The Foundation of St. Andrew’s:

• Make a one-time or recurring gift to one of The Foundation’s endowed funds

• Donate stocks, bonds, or other appreciated assets which can provide significant tax value to you while funding your missional interests

• Give while you’re living and see your gift at work,
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• Plan an end-of-life gift through your Will or Trust by designating a specific dollar amount or percentage of assets to The Foundation

• Name The Foundation as a beneficiary or partial beneficiary of your:
—IRA, 401(k) or 403(b) retirement plan
—Life insurance policy or an annuity

• Create a Charitable Gift Annuity or Charitable Remainder Trust

Gifts are normally tax deductible though donors should always seek advice from their tax professionals to ensure your intentions are being met.

Let The Foundation know if you intend to make a planned gift to support the internal and/or extended ministries of St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church.

Please complete the appropriate Letter of Intent below and return it to Pastor Gerry Rafftery at:

The Foundation of St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church
900 Stillwater Road
Mahtomedi, MN 55115

Foundation general Letter of Intent
Mission Jamaica < $10,000 Letter of Intent
Mission Jamaica $10,000+ Letter of Intent


What does the Foundation fund?

Over the past years, St. Andrew’s Foundation has funded Mission Jamaica and Vision Slovakia; TreeHouse; supported our Music Ministry, the St. Andrew’s Community Resource Center and Habitat for Humanity; provided funding for Spark Bibles for kids; and supported seminary students.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Foundation Board Members:

Steve Bachman
Doug Bailey
Tom Dosland
Bruce Langager
Garwin Lenander
Cathy Longtin
Warren Luckner
Bill Miller
Sharon Pfeiffer
Ralph Steiner
Glenn Taibl

Ex-officio non-voting members:
Pr. Michael Carlson
Christa Getchell
Ronda Sowada

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Executive Director:
Pr. Gerry Rafftery


FAQ

Q. If I make a donation to The Foundation may I designate a specific use for my gifts?
A. Yes. Donors may designate where they want their gifts directed. They may also leave that decision to the board’s discretion.

Q. Is there a minimum gift amount?
A. No, not for a gift to an established endowed fund. However there is a minimum of $10,000 to create a new dedicated endowed fund which will also require approval from the board.

Q. If I donate to The Foundation will it be used in the annual budget of St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church?
A. No. The Foundation of St. Andrew’s is a separate 501(c)(3) organization from the church.

Q. Is my gift tax deductible?
A. The Foundation of St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Gifts are normally tax deductible though donors should always seek advice from their tax professionals to ensure their intentions are being met.